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Ukulele Eddie
03-12-2014, 05:51 PM
Can anybody share tips / best practices for packing Ukes to ship to new homes? My two first loves have new homes elsewhere in SoCal so I don't need to worry about temperature insulation.

Thanks, Eddie

03-12-2014, 07:08 PM
In an ideal world I prefer bubble wrap and peanuts with the box inside a box method.

03-12-2014, 09:18 PM
I've received most of my ukes by mail. They were in their original manufacturer box, then in another box padded with either bubble wrap, crumpled heavy paper or cardboard, and tightly taped all over the outside. None were damaged in any way.

Ukulele Eddie
03-13-2014, 12:57 AM
Got it. Thanks!

03-13-2014, 01:58 AM
Don't use USPS! Use FedEx or UPS

03-13-2014, 04:42 AM
Here's a great article from the Larrivee website.
They ship guitars all over the world from SoCal.
Take note about headstock support and string tension.

Ukulele Eddie
03-13-2014, 04:55 AM
Super helpful article, SailingUke. I would have loosened the strings because intuitively I thought that made sense.

03-13-2014, 06:28 PM
Check the weather as well. There were some worrying moments for me when my ukulele was in transit during the prolonged cold spell in much of the U.S in January of this year.

03-13-2014, 07:06 PM
Check out this other UU thread - http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?93386-Best-way-to-ship-ukuleles

Dan Uke
03-13-2014, 07:16 PM
Just make sure you ship it in a case and you'll be fine