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Ways to Improve Shipping Furniture to Family Members

Posted on Fri, Dec 06, 2013

Whether you're downsizing or being deployed, or you need help wth Senior & Elderly Moving you may find shipping furniture to family members a necessary task at some point in life. Well-loved furniture, including precious heirlooms may need to be professionally packed. Don't hope your things make it; have some confidence by improving how you ship large items like furniture. For furniture look for a company that specializes in both furniture freighting and also furniture moving. There are companies that move small amounts of furniture all over the world. For delicate items, consider hiring a professional packing company to pack these items for you.

When planning to ship furniture, start with the dimensions. Before you begin calling furniture moving companies, take measurements and write them down.  Length, width and height. Shipping companies will need this information for pricing and for giving advice.  If you want to improve your shipping experience, you need to know the exact dimensions of each piece of furniture.

Talk to your family about what you'll be sending. It may have been a few years since your sister saw that old family hutch. Does she really appreciate how tall it is? Will the color of the furniture that you are sending fit in with her homes color scheme? Send those dimensions to your family member and ask them to verify that the item will fit where they  intend to use or store it. It's also a good idea to send high resolution photos of the item, just in case your family member is not clear which piece you will be sending.

Purchase the right shipping supplies. When shipping furniture, you'll need more than tape! Since furniture is typically large, even bulky, you may need to purchase  shipping and packing supplies like custom fit boxes, or blankets to use for wrapping your furniture. If you intend to prepare the item for shipping yourself, you may also need heavy duty skids or a hand truck. No matter what you're shipping, from an infant crib to a credenza, you can successfully deliver the item safely into the hands of your loved one.

As an alternative to shipping the furniture on your own, you can look for a company that can freight or move your furniture. With furniture freighting, the furniture is loaded onto a pallet and then shipped via freight. You can request either curbside delivery, or inside white glove delivery. You can also request that the furniture is loaded onto a moving truck that specializes in moving small amounts of furniture across country.

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