I did not touch the community area before having my stuff shipped. Probably due to a sense of urgency, I did not take the time to plan my shipment better. But these are the things to learn from.
I had spode, a cabinet, and other small family things shipped from Bainbridge Isl, WA to Alameda, Ca. TREHauling performed the shipment. My things were delivered in good condition and for the lowest bid.
I would use uShip again and probably enjoy the process much more.