Use a rigid box/suite-case/ or luggage meeting our measurement and weight restrictions.
Remove any labels, hazardous materials indicators, and other previous shipment markings on the box/suite-case/luggage that are no longer applicable
Wrap all items separately
Use adequate cushioning material
Use strong tape designed for shipping
Do not use string or paper over-wrap
Use a single address label that has clear, complete delivery and return information
Place a duplicate address label inside the package
Buy products packaged in plastic containers rather than glass, if possible, then put in a plastic bag before packing. Should you buy glass containers, wrap them in bubble wrap first then put in a plastic bag. Should breakage occur, the plastic bag will prevent the spillage from ruining your other items in the box or barrel. Pack these in the middle rather than on the outside of the barrel/box/suite-case.
Paper goods such as toilet paper and paper towels are great for cushioning between glass, plastic, or fragile items.
If you have more than one barrel, distribute canned goods between them. Take note of the allowable weight for the size barrel you are using. Packing a barrel too heavy can cause the bottom to fall out and you will incur a loss.
*Barrels are limited to a total weight of 350 lbs. each. Weights over that limit will incur an overweight fee.
If you have only one barrel to pack, then cushion the bottom of the barrel, then pack canned goods, then detergent, etc.
It is not recommended to pack a lot of canned goods in a single box.
It is not recommended to use duct tape to secure boxes, the tape has a tendency to lift off in hot temperatures.