We do not suggest packing your items. While you may wish to pack some items yourself prior to the arrival of the moving crew, you should be aware that customs officers in most overseas countries will be looking for inventories that show owner packed items. This will lead to an increased likelihood that your shipment would be called for a full examination. We recommend that if you do wish to organize certain items, then leave the packing cartons open for the crew to inspect the contents, verify the condition and make the proper entry on the packing inventory which is reviewed by customs officers. In addition, owner packed goods will not receive full insurance protection.