Losing a loved one is very difficult and stressful. While still mourning, often loved ones have to figure out what to do with the estate. Many families realize they will need to ship some or all of the estate. Here are things to think about when shipping an estate.
Not ready yet? What about Storage?
Maybe the family isn't ready to determine where estate pieces should go long term yet. Maybe the residence needs to be vacated but the items can't be parted with quite yet or the final destination for specific furniture pieces hasn't been finalized. Maybe family members need more time to reach an agreement. Consider moving items into storage units to give further time to evaluate. A shipping company can pack and ship items including large furniture to a storage unit. Once a decision has been made the furniture can be moved to the final destination.
On the other hand, some families are ready to liquidate and estate but need help accomplishing this overwhelming task. Look for a company that you can hire hold an estate sale and then provide shipping to customers.
How Many Items and Destinations?
Many families find that certain members would like to keep special items as a memory of their loved one. You can move small amounts of furniture. Look for a small load mover. This means the grandfather clock may go to one city and the china cabinet to another. It is necessary to determine how many items will need to be shipped and where they will need to go. Often families find they want to ship items to various family members spread across the country or even around the world. It is necessary to hire a shipping company that allows you to ship items to a variety of destinations even if each individual shipment is not that large. If items will be shipped internationally a company experienced with international shipping is desirable since appropriate paperwork needs to be filled out.
Handling of Valuable Items
It is important to select a packing and shipping company that has experience handling valuable items. The memories of your loved one are not replaceable. Choose a company that has decades of experience and a reputation for transporting delicate items. Verify that the packers and movers have been trained to handle valuable pieces. A company that regularly handles antiques, glass or other fragile items may be a good choice.
Some families find they want to move some items to storage liquidate other pieces and ship yet other items to various friends and family spread throughout the country. At Pack n Send we have experience and can help you with all three estate shipping options. Contact us and allow us to provide you personal, reliable service.