We encourage you to pack and crate all your personal effects in the safest way possible. A crate is highly recommended. The problem is that when we pick it up at your home it may be too heavy to lift manually. Unless you can deliver it to our warehouse where we can unload it with a forklift in which case the weight doesn’t matter. We prefer to pickup loose cartons which one person can safely handle. We will the consolidate all your cartons on a wooden pallet and shrink wrap them tightly together as one large piece similar to a crate which is lifted by a forklift. The entire pallet is delivered to you home and then broken down to enter your home.