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Estate Moving- Houston Co Offers More Advice

Posted on Tue, Apr 24, 2012

 This is the second in a series of articles about advice for moving an estate.

 The first article offered advice on finding the correct company to move or freight your items after the death of a loved one.  The purpose of this article is to let you know how to prepare for the movers in a way that can save you both money and time.

 Before the movers arrive, determine which items will be delivered or shipped to which family members.

We advise using colored dots or labels to indicate which items will go to each location. If your relatives are in the city, then they can place the labels on the items themselves. If more than one person would like a certain object, the decision as to who will receive the item can be made well ahead of time. The movers do not want to get involved in this decision process.

 If the relatives are out of town, either take pictures of the items, or prepare an inventory list to send to these individuals. Once everyone has decided on where the items should be sent, you can once again place the stickers on the chosen items.

 The mover will need a list of the items for each location, along with the value associated with each item. Please have the shipping addresses ready for the movers.

 If the use of colored dots does not appeal to you, you can always move the items into separate rooms and them movers can pick up and segregate each room .  The dot concept will save on your time and you will not need to move heavy items.

 For more helpful hints on estate moving, please feel free to contact pack n send at  713-266 1450.

Tags: Estate moving Houston, need to move a small amount of furniture

Estate Moving- Houston Co Offers Advice

Posted on Mon, Feb 06, 2012

Breaking up a loved ones estate can be difficult and often challenging. 

We are able to offer a few tips on locating the correct company to help with moving your loved ones items.

 Look for a company that can pick up, pack and ship.

 Check and see if the company you choose will offer you different levels of service?

 You may want to do some of the packing yourself to save money. Ask if the company can deliver boxes and supplies so that you can self pack. See if they can also offer you advice on self packing. Make sure that they offer a pick up service for the items that you pack on your own.

 On the other hand, if you prefer to have a company handle everything from  start to finish, we suggest asking some of the following question:

 Can the company offer packing as well as crating services?

 Does the company specialize in handling high value and delicate items?

 How does the company handle art work sculptures and other high value items.

 Does the company ship furniture and refrigerators with the same care that they use for antiques?

 Can the company offer you shipping alternatives such as:

 Palletizing with door to curbside delivery.

 Blanket wrap moving with inside delivery.

 Small package delivery.

 Make sure whatever company you choose will offer full value coverage.

 We know that every estate move is different and will present unique situations.

 For more information about estate moving, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

Tags: Estate moving Houston, Estate Moving

Estate Shipping Company Offers Advice Houston

Posted on Wed, Jan 04, 2012

 

With the loss of a loved one, houses and apartments are usually taken apart. 

While families choose to donate many items, some, there are usually many sentimental  items that are to be distributed both across the United States  and worldwide.

 If you are the individual handling the delivery of the furniture and delicate items like art work and antiques, we recommend asking a few pertinent questions of your shipping company.

 Do you have a person answer the phone who can answer my questions?

How long have you been in business?

If you are a franchise, how long have you owned the franchise?

Do you offer options for shipping?

Is freight service available for furniture, as well as a moving service?

Do you offer pick up service?

Can you value the items while they are being shipped?

Do you call ahead of time to arrange the drop off of the items?

Do you have experience moving antiques?

Do you have experience moving furniture?

Do you have experience shipping art work and sculpture?

Can you custom build boxes or crates for high value items?

Can you deliver to all parts of the United States?

Can you ship items world wide?

 These are just a few of the questions we recommend asking when searching for a company to ship items from an estate.

For help with any other questions, please feel free to contact pack n send in Houston at 713 266 1450.

 

Tags: Estate Packing Houston, Estate moving Houston, Estate Shipping Houston

Estate Shipping- Houston Freight Company Gives Advice

Posted on Fri, May 13, 2011

Antique desk on display at the old courthouse museum in Tombstone, Arizona.

Shipping an estate can be quite complicated. An estate may include cars, furniture, and other large pieces. Items may need to be shipped to various different addresses of friends and family members.

For this reason, we recommend you follow these four tips to help you find a shipper, but also send goods to multiple receivers. 

1. Your estate shipper should send it all. When looking for a company to ship items for an estate, it is important to make sure that they can ship everything, including your fragile goods, as well as furniture and cars. 

2. Your shipper should send to multiple addresses. Your estate shipper should pick up your estate items and deliver them in the city, or that ships both domestically and internationally.

3. Find a shipper that brings supplies. Do you have the boxes and packing materials needed for your estate? Your shipper should have those goods on hand, just in case you want to save money and pack your own goods.If your shipper can bring boxes and supplies, family members can pack items should they choose to do so. This gives them the opportunity to save on packing costs. Items like clothes and books usually do not need professional packing. 

4. Tell the truth on value. Value the items for what they are actually worth, not at an inflated sentimental value.

If we can answer any of your  estate shipping questions, please call us at at 713-266-1450 or contact us for a  free shipping quote.

Tags: Estate Packing Houston, Estate moving Houston

Valentines Day Shipping-Houston Freight, Moving Company Can Help

Posted on Tue, Feb 09, 2010

Packages are flying out the door filled with Valentine Day presents.  This year, our customers are sending candy, games, toys and cards.

Today is a good day to ship your Valentine Day treats.

For more information on Valentine Day shipping, please call pack n send.

713 266 1450

http://www.pack-n-send.com/

 Free photo - red flower rose available in our free stock photos

Tags: Estate moving Houston, Houston Mover, Cargo Houston