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Furniture Shipping Services to the Rescue

Posted on Tue, Nov 19, 2013

The American public is very transient these days. Our parents, our children, and our grandchildren are often scattered all over the country. So when it's time to down-size, or pass
along a treasured heirloom to a family member, the problem is usually how to get it to them when they live hundreds or thousands of miles away.

That is where Furniture Shipping Services  can make your life a whole lot easier. Whether your item is large or small, it can be packed and shipped safely with little effort on your part.

When you're considering how to get  Aunt Sally's antique maple dining set, table, 6 chairs, and a china hutch, to your daughter in Seattle, there may be a lot of options that seem appropriate.
But be sure to ask these questions when you are choosing a shipping service.

  • How will the furniture be packed? Will it be packed to withstand the rigors of shipment, or will it just have cardboard wrapped around the outside?
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  • Who will pack your items? Are you expected to do it yourself, or is the packing taken care of by professionals with the proper packing material and expertise?
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  • Will the delivery include carrying the furniture inside or leaving it on curbside?
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  • When shipping large items via freight, you have the option to have the furniture left on your curb and you can then find a way to get it inside. Be sure to find out ahead of time what service you will get. When you freight your furniture, you can always request inside white glove delivery.  The furniture will be received in a freight receiving warehouse, unloaded and then delivered inside your home. This is a great option when you do not have friends or family to assist you with unloading a pallet.
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  • With couples both working outside the home, you may be able to send pictures of the items that you are shipping so that the shipping company can prepare a quote for you. Your prized furniture is unique and precious to you. It may require packaging that only a professional estimator will be able to specify and provide.
  •  Contact us at pack n send for complete information on the best way to ship your furniture so it arrives safely at its new home. Remember freighting furniture may save you money and is a great alternative way to ship when you have a small amount of furniture to ship.

 

 

 

Tags: Moving Small Amounts of Furniture, cross country move

Shipping for Seniors Made a Little Easier

Posted on Fri, Nov 01, 2013

As you near retirement age and beyond, you might be thinking it is time to downsize your home.

 Whether you simply want to move into a smaller place and get rid of some old furniture, you plan to move in with one of your children, or you are going to senior living facility, finding a place you can trust for the move is important. This is especially true if you need a company
which can help you move your possessions to various locations.

You might think that the distance and location of your new home will influence what items you decide to keep and what items you decide to give away. No so says a Houston shipping company. 

There are companies that specialize in both moving and freighting small amounts of furniture.  Even if you are moving overseas, furniture can be either loaded on a pallet and shipped via cubic meter, or shipped inside of a container for ocean shipping. While air shipping is an option and is a quick way to have your possessions arrive, it is usually a move costly option.

The first thing that you should do is get a feel for your new living space.  If you are moving into an apartment or a family’s home, ask for the layout including the size of the rooms that you will occupy. Once you have this information, it will help make the next step much easier.

 If you are moving to a small one bedroom apartment with only a tiny living room, decide what furniture you need to keep. Maybe you will only be able to keep one out of three of your couches.

You may have to give sentimental items to others who you know will appreciate them.

Giving your precious china cabinet to your daughter and your beautiful dining room table to your son now might be a good idea.

A company which understands shipping for seniors can help you out. They can do the packing and shipping for you. They can also help you understand what will comfortably fit into your
new living space. If you look at the floor plan of your new residence, you will be able to ship only the items that will fit inside your new residence.  Overcrowding will just result in you having to make decisions later about what you really want and need to keep.

Although children, grandchildren, friends, and can be helpful in making the decision about what you should and should not keep, do not allow them to make the decision for you. You know what items are important to you. Moving can be difficult enough without the
pain of giving up items which you really want to keep. This is especially true
if you are moving from a home you have loved for decades to a place which is
simply a house and not yet a home for you.

If you are moving into a much smaller place, and do not have space for everything, you might want to consider photographing all of the items that will not fit inside your new home. If you
put all of these photographs in a book, you will still be able to look at these items and enjoy them still. You can share with friends and family many of the items that are important to you.

You can even take pictures of the residence that you are leaving, including furniture that you are unable to take with you. While the buffet may be with your youngest son’s family, you can
still show it off and discuss it with your people in your new neighborhood.

 If you have any questions about senior moving,please feel free to contact us at pack n send in Houston, TX.

 

Tags: Senior Moving, Moving Small Amounts of Furniture