Packing Tips

How to pack your Balikbayan Boxes

PEN - Use Black permanent ink. Don't ever use whiteboard markers.

RECEIVER - Write complete address in the box and preferably with landline or hand phone number. Please write boldly and legibly on the box. Write the receiver info at least two or more at different sides of the box. Avoid P.O. Box as address and preferably give a residential address.

TAPE - Avoid using gray duct tape or masking tape. Tape the bottom and top flaps of the box properly using packing tape and preferably cover the sides with transparent packing tapes. If using transparent packing tape, write the sender and receiver info on the box first before putting on the tape. No need to tie a rope into your box as we provide free strapping of your boxes.

PLASTIC BAG - Place a heavy duty plastic garbage bag inside the box before putting the contents to protect them from being wet especially during rainy season.

LIQUIDS - Tape tops of all shampoo, conditioners, lotions, perfumes, and other plastic or glass containers that contain fluids. Place said items in a separate plastic bag so that in case of spill they will not damage other items in the box. If possible, avoid sending FABRIC CONDITIONERS as they usually breaks off inside the box.

PERISHABLE ITEMS - Do not send perishable items like fresh fruits, meat products and other unpreserved items as they will be spoiled when it reaches the receiver.

TOYS & BATTERIES - Remove batteries from the toys before packing.

POWER - Write a note or put a small padlock in the hole of the plug for small electronic items that requires 110V to prevent receiver from immediately plugging the item as Philippines outlets are usually 220V.

WEIGHT -For easy and safe handling, do not over or under pack the boxes.

SCHEDULE FOR PICK UP - As soon as you are ready, please call us at least 2 days before your desired pick up date.

BOX LOCATION - We strongly suggest that at the day your box is scheduled for pick up, please bring the box to your garage or near to your door for easier and faster collection

Restricted Items

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    Cash and Cash Equivalents

  • restricted_firearms


  • restricted_explosives


  • restricted_porno

    Pornographic Materials

  • restricted_electronics

    Large Electronic Equipments

  • restricted_cards

    Gambling Cards

  • restricted_jewelries


  • restricted_ammunations


  • restricted_drugs


  • restricted_perishable

    Perishable Goods

  • restricted_toyguns

    Toy Guns

  • restricted_goods

    Goods of Commercial Quantity