Shipping can be stressful! Here's an easy 'How to.'
The secret to shipping your instrument is to keep it simple.
First! Have an appointment for your repair!
Use a high octane shipping company like UPS or FedEx. Send me your tracking information! I need to know where things are.
Use a big enough box that's in great condition with thick walls.
Rule of thumb: 2-3 inches minimum of padding in all directions.
Use the width of your hand for space! Top, Bottom, Sides & Ends.
Shipping a piccolo in a checkbook box is a bad idea.
Use high quality padding like foam, or bubble wrap.
Shake the box. It shouldn't rattle or move inside.
Mark the box 'Fragile" and tape all seams to keep moisture out.