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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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Houston Shipper notes Small Move Alternatives

Posted on Fri, Mar 16, 2012

As gas prices are rising, it is a good idea to look at alternative ways to move homes, offices and various items.

If you plan on moving out of the city and do not have an entire truck load of furniture or boxes, why not look at freighting your furniture?

 While not every company offers this option, it is a sound way to move valuable items.  For a few pieces of furniture, they may be loaded onto a standard size pallet.

 For larger items, look for a company that can build a custom platform and wrap and load your furniture onto the platform. You want to make sure that the company has experience protecting the furniture as they place it on the pallet.  We recommend using non- see through stretch wrap so that no one can see the items that you are shipping.

 The only downside to furniture freighting is that the pallet or platform is delivered to your curbside, and you are responsible for unloading.  Our opinion is that if you are saving money and able to handle the unloading, it is a great alternative.

 Some companies can also offer small load blanket wrap moves, with no minimum amount of weight, furniture or money spent.

 We recommend that you find a company that can offer both options so that you can analyze the best move for your situation.

 For more information about  “ a small move”  please fell free to contact pack n send inHouston at 713 266 1450.

 

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