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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 offers Advice

Posted on Tue, Nov 29, 2011


When a loved one passes away, it is often necessary to distribute furniture, household goods and other valuables. Relatives and friends do not always live in the same city. 

If you need assistance in moving furniture or other items to various cities you should look for a company that can offer alternative ways of shipping. Look for a company that offers storage alternatives while you decide how to distribute items.  Ask if the company can list items on eBay for you that you do not intend to keep.

 For your furniture and other large or delicate items you need to find a firm that can offer you alternative ways to ship your valuables. 

For some shipments, a blanket wrap move is the best idea. This way your goods are delivered inside your home or apartment.

Sometimes, a more cost effective way of transporting your goods is via freight. The company you choose should be able to pick up your belongings, and deliver them curbside to their destination location.  For an extra fee, the items can be unloaded from the pallet, and delivered inside. The cost savings will come into play if you have the goods delivered to your curbside and unload it yourself. 

Your smaller items can be shipped via UPS or Fed Ex.  If you need international shipping, DHL and Fed Ex are great options. Always remember to ask for your tracking number. 

For more advice on estate shipping, please feel free to call pack n send at 713 266 1450.


Tags: Houston Logistics, Estate Shipping Houston