Before the moving truck appears in the driveway, you've got some prep work to do!Shipping furniture across country, or even to the next state can be a challenge. Those home treasures can be heavy, awkward and difficult to pass through doors without tearing up the walls--or the furniture. However, you don't have to leave the china cabinet and king-sized bed behind. You can handle shipping these bulky objects by applying these professional moving tips.
If you are moving yourself, we have a few helpful tips:
Don't skimp on supplies. You'll need a suitable dolly or hand truck for some items. Also, it's a good idea to purchase zippered storage bag for screws and other fittings you don't want to
lose. You'll have to take some items apart to ship them so you may need special tools.
Measure the access points at the departure and arrival locations. It may be difficult to take the item out of your business or home without a careful plan. You also need the door width and
height of the access point at the new location. Instead of eyeballing the piece, take exact measurements and have them available when for pricing.
Allow yourself some "wiggle room." Here's the scenario, the front door is 36 inches wide and the bookshelf measures at 35 1/2 inches. That's a snug fit and while it may technically possible, it's not going to be easy. When possible, allow yourself some extra space to avoid bumping or scratching your furniture.
If you've got a limited amount of time--or muscle call in the professionals!
You can ask them for a quote ahead of time. Ask if they offer packing and unpacking services. If a custom crate is needed for delicate items, ask if the professional moving company has the ability to build these crates for you.
At Pack n Send in Houston, you'll find a team of pros who care about your home goods as much as you do! Contact us for more information on shipping furniture safely to any destination you have in mind.