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Planning a Summer Move? Here are some great moving tips.

Posted on Mon, May 05, 2014

Moving?  Here are some great moving tips!


Local Moving:
•    Prepare a list of the items that you want to move.
•    When the mover comes out to quote the job, you can make sure that you have shown them everything.
•    Do not forget attics, garages, basements and storage units.

Estate Sales or Downsizing Sales: 
•    Do not throw anything away. 

Cleaning Service
Hire a firm with a proven record of service.  They train and retain their personnel, can help prepare the house to sell or clean out, and are bonded and fully insured.


House Staging:    
Use a company who will stage your home to get it ready for sale. Staging your home before putting it on the market to sell will help too increase your sales price.


Realtor suggestions:  
Ask friends or coworkers for realtors that specialize in your area of the city.  For areas with a high international concentration, look for realtors who are with international firms. 


Selling your automobile:   
Find a trusted dealer to sell the car that you are no longer using.  Your realtor or moving company may be able to suggest the right person to sell the used automobile.


Shipping items to family members
•    Ship everything at one time. This will save shipping charges.
•    You can freight or move small amounts of furniture and boxes.
•    There is no minimum amount of weight or spending.
•    You can ship items domestically or internationally.
•    You can ship to people in different cities.
•     It is easier to keep track of items by using colored dots or sticky notes for each location. 
•    Consider using white glove inside delivery.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Tags: Moving, houston movers, local move

Freight- Moving Furniture Across Country

Posted on Fri, Jul 13, 2012

 

 Why freight office furniture instead of moving it? How about saving money?

Why freight household goods instead of moving them?  How about saving money?

 Ok. So freight sounds quite difficult and complicated.  Well it is  not either of these things.

  When you think about moving small amounts of furniture cross country, think about freight.  Moving college furniture across country? Think about freight.

  Antique shipping? Think freight.

  Looking for small movers? Think freight.

 You can have a company come into your home or office, and pick up the items that you would like to ship.

You can have the items that you are shipping either taken inside your home or office, just like a mover.

 Or, you can drop off your items for shipping at a store or warehouse, and you can have a pallet full of your items dropped off at your curb where you unload them and then bring them into your home of office.

 Companies that offer traditional moving services as well as freight shipments can analyze what services work best for you, and which services can save you the most money.

 In a traditional small move, a mover picks up your items and delivers them to the location of your choice.

 With a move via freight, you have this same option, but you may be able to save money by unloading the freight yourself at the delivery location. The furniture would be loaded onto either a standard pallet, or a custom made pallet to fit your furniture.  The sides should be protected with both cardboard and wood.

 You should be able to value your shipment against loss or damage.

 If you have any questions about shipping your furniture via freight, please feel free to contact pack n send at  713 266 1450.

 

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