“On our first PCS, my wife and I were moving from North Carolina to Pearl Harbor. The packing company in North Carolina disassembled all of our furniture, including a sectional sofa and our bed, to fit it on the truck more compactly. After 1 month, when our furniture finally arrived, the movers in Pearl Harbor couldn’t find the box of bolts that the previous movers had packed. Yep, that’s right, the single box with every single screw, nut and bolt for our furniture was lost. Because we couldn’t prove the movers disassembled everything, we were left with a houseful of unassembled furniture. My wife and I ended up throwing everything away and buying new stuff.
Every move since then, I make sure the inventory says whether or not the movers took something apart and where those bolts are stored!”