If you need to move something to another home in your town, you might take it there yourself. But if you need to move something much further than that, you will probably rely on a shipping company. Whether you use the US Postal Service or a private shipping company, the idea is the same. You're paying someone else to get your item from Point A to Point B. Most of use rely on shipping companies at least occasionally. So, it is nice to know how these companies move and care for our items. That's one of the many subjects that will be written about on this blog.