This type of crate is the most commonly used. History has it that before plastic gained its widespread use, crates made of wood and metal were the dominant types. Today, plastic crates are made durable to withstand rigorous moving. When empty, each type is designed to shell one crate inside. When filled, the crates are stackable. When they are equipped with integral lids, normally they are shower-proof.
Renting or owning crates for packing or moving entails responsibility for their use. This section provides some tips when using plastic crates.
- When they are filled, the lids on the crates must be completely shut. Security seals can be ordered along with the crate for more secured transport. Any other type of tape must not be used when sealing the crate. Also, the use of mailing labels and the sticking of pieces of paper on the crates are not allowed.
- Use the appropriate type of crate for the specific product to be transported. For example, if computer items are to be packed, then a computer crate must be used.
- Have enough space to stack the crates. Fill one empty crate at a time when stacking and it is recommended to stack up to 4 crates only.
- Refrain from overfilling the crates. If the lid cannot be properly shut because the crate is already full, then use another empty crate to fill. It is impossible to stack overfilled crates and there is a great chance that items placed inside can be crushed.
- Boxed stationery must be left outside the crates considering that they will be placed into cages.
- Filing cabinets are generally moved full so they are not to be emptied, unless otherwise advised by a representative.
- When moving delicate items, they must be secured with paper or even bubble wrap. The crate must then be marked as fragile.
- To prevent scratching the top of desks, crates must never be placed on them.
- Building materials like concrete must not be moved via crates.
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