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Three Tips for Chandelier Shipping

Posted on Thu, Mar 13, 2014

So you have found the perfect chandelier. Whether it is made out of crystal, wrought iron, wood or ceramic or antler horns, there will be a safe way to ship your chandelier.


 You know it will look great hanging over the dining room table. The only problem is you are on vacation in a completely different part of the country than where you live. You need to ship your chandelier home, and you want to make sure it gets there safely. There are three things you will want to consider when it comes to chandelier shipping.


Look for a company that has experience shipping chandeliers.  We have listed below a few questions that you should ask.


 For shipping, specialized crates must be for each chandelier. The crates need to be lined with Styrofoam and then most chandeliers should  be hung for shipping. Chandeliers needs to be braced or the space filled with peanuts for safe travel.


 For crystal and glass chandeliers pieces will need to be cushioned separately with soft Styrofoam or bubble wrap. Each and every chandelier will need to be looked at separately to determine the safest way to pack it for safe shipping. Designers and private individuals ship chandeliers as well as individuals purchasing chandeliers for overseas shipping.
Office buildings throughout the country are hanging chandeliers in their atriums.


When looking for someone to crate your chandelier look for a company that has expertise in shipping high value and delicate items. Make sure that your chandelier is fully valued for both loss and damage.


If you are shipping your chandelier internationally, make sure that you have requested wood that can be used to ship outside of the United States. If your chandelier is valued for more than $2500, be ready to pay to have international documentation prepared in addition to the commercial invoice.


Here are some other helpful questions you should ask about the company that you are looking at using when you are considering shipping a chandelier.


1. You should ask how they are going to pack your chandelier. Do they take it apart to ship it? If they do take it apart, are all the parts ships in the same container, or will you be getting several boxes or crates? What sort of materials do they pack it in, and how do you know that will properly protect your chandelier? Do not be afraid to ask these questions. It is important to know your chandelier is properly packaged to ensure safe delivery.

 
2. Know their reputation for shipping chandeliers. If the company has never shipped a chandelier before, you might want to reconsider using them. You should get a feel for the company’s reputation concerning shipping chandeliers. If possible, talk to someone else who has used them for the same service or for a similar shipping need. Previous customers can give you a good feel for what to expect.


3. You should know how long it will take to ship it, and if you are shipping across state or country lines or to another country, make sure you know if there are any added costs for the service. It is also important to make sure the company can ship your chandelier to its ultimate destination. If you are going to be traveling for a while, and you do not want your chandelier to beat you home, it would be a good idea to know how soon you should have the company send your chandelier. Some companies also build specific crates for your chandelier’s trip. It is a good idea to know if that service is going to require extra time and if you will need to let the company know in advance you need a container for your product.


If you would like more information, please Contact us  at pack n send in Houston to learn more about chandelier shipping options.

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Ship a Chandelier Like a Pro-Domestic and International Freight

Posted on Wed, Feb 05, 2014

You swooped in and rescued that gorgeous chandelier but now you need to ship it to its final destination. Losing a delicate crystal or breaking some piece of your find is unacceptable but packing and transporting such an awkward-shaped item can be a challenge. Ship a chandelier like a pro--follow these steps. Whether it's a move across town or across the country, ship that chandelier with confidence.Chandelier Shipping in Houston, TX


Hang or cushion? Chandeliers typically have drooping decorations, like strands of crystals. When shipping your light fixture, you have two choices: hang it or cushion it. By hanging the chandelier, you allow the accessory to dangle naturally without fear of crushing it. For this method, you need a sturdy wooden crate with a crossbeam attached at the top. The crossbeam must be sturdy enough to handle the weight of the chandelier, even during shipping. If a crate with a crossbeam is not an option, you can place cushioning blankets at the bottom of the crate and place the chandelier on top.


Wrap it up! Before you ship it, wrap each piece individually. Bubble wrap, non-acidic tissue paper and newspaper work perfectly. Wrap each crystal and light and secure it with packing tape. However, don't tape directly on the fixture if possible.


Assemble the box. If you purchased an unassembled crate, it's time to put it together. Ideally, the box should be roomy enough to place the item inside with 4 to 6 inches to spare. Always follow the assembly directions provided by the crate company.
Ask for help. You need help moving that chandelier into the box. Ask a friend to help you lift and set the item in the padded storage container before you add the crossbeam. Trying to move it solo could result in bodily injury or product damage. Once the chandelier is in place, slide in the crossbar. Do not attempt to install the crossbar first or carry the item by the crossbar.


Fill it up. Now that you have placed the item securely in the box, fill it up with foam peanuts. These handy helpers create a buffer zone between the sides of the crate and your precious item. Give the crate a gentle shake as you fill it up to make sure each nook and cranny is protected.


Still feeling a bit nervous about shipping your chandelier. No worries--give us a call! We can help you pack and ship unique accessories anywhere with our international freight shipping service . We have listed below the countries that we ship to.

 


Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

 Andorra

 Angola

Anguilla

 Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

 Australia

 Austria

Azerbaijan
Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

 Barbados

Baruba

Belarus

 Belize

 Belgium

 Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

 Bolivia |

Bonaire

Botswana

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Brazil

Brittish Virgin Islands

 Brunei

Bulgaria

 Burkina Faso

Burundi
Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

 |Chile

 China

 Colombia

Congo

Congo Republic of

Cook Island

Costa Rica

Croatia

Curaco

 Cyprus

Czech Republic
  Denmark

 Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic
East Timor

Ecuador

 Egypt

 El Salvador

Eritrea

 Estonia

 Ethiopia

Faeroe Islands
 Fijii

Finland

  France

French Guinana

French Polynesia
 Gabon

The Gambia

 Germany

 Georgia

Ghana

Gibraltar

 Greece

Greenland

 Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

 Guinea

 Guyana
 Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

 Hungary  
Iceland

 India

 Indonesia

  Iraq

 Ireland

 Israel

 Italy  

Ivory Coast
Jamaica

Japan

Jordan
Kazakhstan

  Kenya

 Kuwait

 Kyrgyzstan
Laos

 Latvia

 Lebanon

 Lesotho

 Liberia

Libya

Libyan Arab Jamahiriy

Liechtenstein

 Lithuania

 Luxembourg
Macao

 Macedonia

Madagascar

  Malawi

Malaysia

 Maldives

  Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Martinique

 Mauritania

 Mauritius

Mexico

 Micronesia

Moldova

 Monaco

  Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

  Morocco

 Mozambique

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles

New Caledonia

 New Zealand

 Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway
Oman
 Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papa New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Phillipines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico
Qatar

Reunion
 Romania

 Russia

 Rwanda

Saba

Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)

Samoa

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

 Slovak Republic

   Slovenia

  South Africa

South Korea

  Spain

  Sri Lanka

St. Barthelemy

St. Eustatius

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Maarten

St. Vincent

 Suriname

 Swaziland

Sweden

 Switzerland

  Syria
Taiwan

Tanzania

 Thailand

Tonga

Tongo

 Trinidad and Tobago

 Tunisia  

Turkey

Turks and Caicos Islands
Uganda

 Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

 United Kingdom  

United States of America

U.S. Virgin Islands

 Uruguay

 Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City
Venezuela

 Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna
Yemen
Zambia

Zimbabwe

 

 

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Houston Shipper Offers Advice When Packing Chandeliers

Posted on Thu, May 30, 2013

Many chandeliers are ornate artifacts passed down through families or through. Some are new chandeliers made out of offbeat items.  Think Barbie dolls, antler heads, and cd cases.  Often a grand centerpiece of your room, they proclaim their presence by illuminating and brightening up any room. Few works of art will catch your attention and delight your eyes when you enter a room.

 Whether a family heirloom or crafted for the enjoyment of others or if it  is a chandelier that is to be  used to adorn the entry of a hotel or office building, shipping a chandelier  requires  much attention.

 The process starts with building a custom crate.  This is followed by lining the box with Styrofoam.  We recommend at least a one inch lining to protect the chandelier during shipping. Next, you need to hang the chandelier. For chandeliers with crystals, each crystal may need to be wrapped separately before you hang the chandelier. Usually, the space is filled with peanuts, but some chandeliers may need to be braced for shipping. Any chandelier from modern to elegant will be packed securely. Crafted from many different materials each chandelier will need to be shipped with care.

 Currently, given the trends in environmentally friendly products chandeliers made from reusable items are an excellent way to show off your commitment to sustainability.  Think a chandelier made from milk crates.

 Custom items deserve custom care.  If you happen to be an interior designer and need your chandelier carefully shipped across the country you need to look for a company that has experience shipping chandeliers. If the company you call to ask about shipping does not ask for dimensions, value and composition of your chandelier, then keep looking for someone to ship this for your customer. It is not unusual for a shipping company to also ask for a picture of the chandelier before they quote the packing and shipping.

Here is a list of some common types of chandeliers: Waterfall or Wedding cake,Montgolfiere Chandelier, Neoclassical Chandelier,Regency Style Chandelier and Adam Style.
Each of these chandeliers will be packed just a little differently.

 Interior designers often shop at estate sales in order to find the perfect chandelier for their clients.  An appraisal may be necessary for high value chandeliers. 

  Chandeliers are often moved by movers, but when time is of the essence look for a company that can also ship your chandelier via freight.  You may want to send the chandelier to a job site or to a receiving company if you are designing and entire home for a client.

 At the receiving end of an out of town shipment look for a company that is willing to unpack your chandelier.  If you are moving a chandelier from a residence, be sure to hire an electrician to disconnect the chandelier. Have another electrician ready at the receiving end to hang and connect the chandelier. While a handy man may be less expensive, we recommend using a licensed electrician.


            Here’s an interesting fact. The largest Bohemian crystal chandelier is located in Istanbul, Turkey. This was a gift from Queen Victoria and weighs 4.5 tons. It also contains 750 lamps. You can find it in the Dolmabahçe Palace. 

While many chandeliers are shipped domestically, there is also a need to ship chandeliers internationally. Look for a packing company that will use wood suitable for international shipping. Search for a freight company that specializes in international shipping.

 For more information on the moving a chandelier within the United States either by moving it or freighting the chandelier, please feel free to contact pack n send  in Houston at 713 266 1450. Pack n send is an international freight shipping company and can answer your questions both about shipping chandeliers, and furniture anywhere in the world.

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Chandelier Shipping Advice from Houston Freight Co.

Posted on Fri, May 10, 2013

With new homes adding chandeliers as enticement to purchase homes and older residences  adding chandeliers as an  enhancement,  chandeliers are now being shipped throughout the world

Most chandeliers are now made out of crystal, wrought iron, wood or ceramic.  

 For shipping purposes specialized crates must be for each chandelier. The crates need to be lined with Styrofoam, and then the chandelier must be  hung for shipping. The chandelier needs to be braced or fill the space with peanuts for safe travel.

 For crystal and glass chandeliers pieces will need to be cushioned separately with soft Styrofoam or bubble wrap. Each and every chandelier will need to be looked at separately to determine the safest way to pack it for safe shipping. Designers and private individuals ship chandeliers as well as individuals purchasing chandeliers for overseas shipping.

Office buildings throughout the country are hanging chandeliers in their atriums.

In Texas, deer antler chandeliers are popular.  These also require special wrapping and packing before placement inside specially made crates.

When looking for someone to crate your chandelier look for a company that has expertise in shippinig high value and delicate items. Make sure that  your chandelier is fully valued for both loss and damage.

If you are shipping your chandelier internationally, make sure that you have requested wood that can be used to ship outside of the United States. If your chandelier is valued for more than $2500, be ready to pay to have international documentation prepared in addition to the commercial invoice.

For more information on safe chandelier shipping, please fell free to  contact pack n send at 713 266 1450. We have prepared below a list of the countries that we ship to.

 Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Barbados
Baruba
Belarus
Belize
Belgium
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica
Croatia
Curaco
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Dominica
Dominican Republic
DPR of Korea Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia |
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands
Faroc Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon
The Gambia
Germany
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
Guyana Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat 
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Nive
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy
St. Croix
St. Eustatius
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America

 

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Barbados
Baruba
Belarus
Belize
Belgium
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica
Croatia
Curaco
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Dominica
Dominican Republic
DPR of Korea Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia |
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands
Faroc Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon
The Gambia
Germany
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
Guyana Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat 
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Nive
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy
St. Croix
St. Eustatius
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America

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Houston Shipper Demonstrates How to Pack a Chandelier

Posted on Tue, Oct 09, 2012

With the holiday season approaching, families are sprucing up and updating their homes. Families are shipping heirloom chandeliers cross country.  Businesses are placing chandeliers in their lobbies. Relative are shipping chandeliers as gifts.

 As we receive phone calls about the best way to ship a chandelier, we have posted our video demonstrating chandelier packing on our website. While animal horn chandeliers need blocking and bracing crystal chandeliers demand a lot of attention to the small details. We have chosen to use a chandelier that has crystals, as these crystals usually need hand packing for shipping.

 In our video, we demonstrate that when you pick up a chandelier to take it to your warehouse, you must hang it during transportation. That is correct, you hang it inside the truck.

 For most chandeliers you will need to build a custom box or a custom crate for shipping purposes.

 Some common chandelier types are as follows:

 Sea Shell chandelier, Glass chandelier,Wrought Iron chandelier,Brass chandelier,Victorian chandelier,Beaded chandelier,Crystal chandelier,Animal Horn chandelier

 As you can tell by the various types of chandeliers, each chandelier will need to be box or crated according to their size, value and composition. Chandeliers that travel via freight will still be hung inside the box or crate. 

With the crystal chandelier in our video, you will notice that the individual crystals are wrapped separately. This is to keep the crystals from hitting each other during shipping.

Once the chandelier is hanging inside of the box or crate, and the crystals wrapped, Styrofoam peanuts are loaded in the crate or box. The peanuts will help prevent the chandelier from moving around during the shipping process.

Pack n Send Today!

 For more information about how to properly pack a chandelier for shipping, please contact pack n send in Houston at 713 266 1450.

  Pack n send specializes in shipping delicate chandeliers, artwork shipping and freight preparation and freight receiving.

 

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