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Handle Shipping Furniture Across Country Like a Pro

Posted on Fri, Nov 22, 2013

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. 

Tags: Houston Mover, Small Moves

Ship furniture across country-Don't leave prized possessions behind

Posted on Thu, Sep 26, 2013

 

Consumers don’t often think of shipping furniture across country as a viable option as they think it is too costly. It is an ideal solution however for those who own or have found a piece that has a high sentimental value, significant historical value or cannot be found in the other part of America they are moving.

Family heirlooms, valuable antiques and historical pieces cannot simply be replaced with new modern furniture. Consumers who are moving often weigh the cost of shipment with how much their furniture means to them. Shipment of furniture is a viable option when utilizing the right company and preparing it properly for shipment. Furniture holds much more of a value than monetary especially when it has historical or sentimental significance.

Consumers have a few choices when shipping across the country in both preparation and shipping methods. Careful preparation is critical especially with valuable antiques with crating or palletizing the safest methods. For standard furniture it is often wrapped in moving blankets which prevents contact from other items and stains. The method mainly depends on the amount of furniture the consumer needs shipped.

 Freight is ideal for single pieces or smalllots of furniture and for shipping a newly purchased piece from a seller to your home. Having a moving company haul your furniture is ideal for those moving an entire household of furniture or large lot of several pieces.

If you would like more information on shipping your furniture across the country or want a quote on shipping a piece of furniture you are contemplating purchasing, please feel free to
contact us at pack n send in Houston.

Tags: Small Moves, Moving Furniture Across Country

Small Moves versus Small Movers

Posted on Mon, May 14, 2012

What type of customer looks at doing a small move?  Any type!  It can be an individual, an antique dealer, an interior decorator, a small office, a retiree looking at moving, or a child helping their parent move into a nursing home.  It can be someone handling an estate, or a furniture store looking at shipping a few items across country or to the other side of the world.

 A small move can involve using a moving truck, or freighting furniture on a pallet. It can encompass inside delivery, or curbside delivery on a pallet.

In today’s world, there are many options to companies and individuals moving a small amount of items. 

 The size of the move will help you determine the best and most cost effective way to accomplish a move.  Do you need to use a large national mover, probable not. Sometimes, your best option for some moves is palletizing furniture and shipping it via freight. For seniors, your best option is often placing furniture on a truck that consolidates a lot of individuals items, and then delivers the furniture inside.

 When looking to book a small move, search for a company that will offer you options.  Sometimes it is a good idea to have a valuable item crated for shipping.

 If you need assistance in determining the best move options for your furniture and valuables, please feel free to contact pack n send in Houston at 713 266 1450.

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Tags: Houston Crating, Antique Shipping, Small Moves

Shipping Servers and Equipment Shipping Houston

Posted on Wed, May 09, 2012

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When looking for a company to ship your office equipment, look for a company that has experience in both packing and shipping the equipment.  The company needs to have the capability to move via  common carrier, small or large trucks or offer freight service. Ask if the company has experience closing  offices, and  can ship used equipment to multiple locations.  If you are shipping the furniture or office equipment internationally, make sure that the company you choose has prepared and shipped internationally. Look for a company that offers pick up service, and offers valuation coverage.  Ask if they can load containers and also have experience preparing international paper work

 

While you may at first look only at shipping office furniture you may need to consider other extraneous items that you commonly find in an office setting. Your paintings, artwork, and statues may need to be custom crated.

 

 

Some of the more common items that offices ship are:

 

  • desks
  • servers
  • filing cabinets
  • computers
  • fans
  • chairs
  • bookcases
  • cash registers
  • counters
  • floor mats
  • water coolers
  • wine coolers
  • paintings
  • artwork and art pieces
  • statues

For more information about office equipment shipping or international shipping  please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 

 

 

Tags: Shipping Servers, Small Moves, Crater Houston

Tips for Freight and Furntiure Movving-Houston Co. Suggestions

Posted on Wed, Aug 31, 2011

Moving furniture can be a true trial for some, especially if they do not have the strength or vehicle to do it. This can pose some complications and leave you unable to move your furniture on your own. 

There are options available that could help you with furniture shipping more easily, which is a much better and stress free option for you. 

furniture shippingShipping your Furniture Easily 

Furniture shipping has become a lot easier with the help of many shipping companies nationwide, but many of them require you to hit a certain freight load to ship. This isn't the case with Pack-n-Send. You can still utilize their shipping services with a less than load freight without being presented with an un-sightly fee. 

If you are worried that your furniture may get damaged consider having the items placed into crates or protected with various blanket protectors, styrofoam for smaller pieces and any other packaging protection that Pack-n-Send offers. 

Crating is a beneficial option for those delicate pieces such as glass items, antique items, stemware, paintings and any other damagable item. 

Options for Moving Furniture Long Distances

If you are planning a move consider having Pack-n-Send assist with the process. They offer many different moving options, whether it is a small move, long distance move or international. With an international move they could assist with international shipping to get your furniture at the new location easily. 

You won't have to deal with the worry that the items will not get there or will be damaged with the protection and security behind the crating, packing and shipping abilities that Pack-n-Send has been offering since 1981. 

Tags: Shipping Houston, Freight Forwarding Houston, Small Moves

Moving or Freight for Furniture Shipping

Posted on Wed, Jun 15, 2011

Pack n send in Houston, TX. has a recommendation to businesses and individuals with small amounts of furniture or office equipment.

Instead of using a traditional mover, it may be cost effective to look for a company that is willing to build a custom pallet and freight your furniture. The furniture or office equipment can be sent via freight to its destination. Your items can be valued for loss or damage during shipping. This is usually a money saver, because it involves less manpower.

When you receive your freight shipment, inspect it before the driver leaves. Make sure as you would in a move that everything has arrived in good condition.

 

If you do not want to use freight, then you should look for a mover that puts more than one individuals belongings on a truck and does multiple multi city moves at one time. The truck driver will pick up and deliver your goods either inside your home or business. Your items can be valued for loss or damage during shipping.

This is an alternative to using a large mover that requires a minimum dollar amount be spent, or a minimum number of pounds be shipped.

For more information on freighting furniture or moving small amounts of furniture in a truck,  please contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 

 

Tags: Small Move Houston, Freight Houston, Freight Forwarding Houston, Small Moves

Freight Shipping Slow

Posted on Fri, Jan 22, 2010

US - The fourth quarter results for the two American rail freight giants were no better than anticipated. It is still likely that the sector will slowly recover, and indeed take a larger slice of business from the trucking community, but such events cannot happen overnight. North America still has a lot more investment to make in its rail freight and inter modal infrastructure before shipping via rail cars becomes preferable to trucks.

For truck moving, you might want to look at furniture shipping via truck or on pallets using freight companies.  For small moves, there are companies that have no minimum weight or dollar amount.

For more information please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

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Tags: Freight Houston, Shipping Houston, Small Moves

Furniture Freight Alternative to Moving- Houston

Posted on Tue, Jan 05, 2010

moving furnitureIf you need to move small amounts of furniture from one city to another, it may be less expensive to freight the furniture than to put it on a truck and move it.

Houston mover and freight preparation company offers advice.

 

Furniture freighting involves securing the furniture on a pallet, surrounding the furniture with protection and stretch wrap, and shipping the furniture via truck to its new city.

As an ultimate price saver, the furniture can be delivered on a pallet to your curb or loading dock, and you can unload it. Of course you have the option for the freight company to unload the pallet and bring the furniture into your home or office.

This is just another way to save money when shipping with Pack n Send. Do you have furniture to move somewhere in the country? Contact us for a free furniture shipping quote.

Tags: Small nationwide moving, Partial moves, Expedited service moving, Antique furniture moving, Interior designer moves, Exclusive moves, Antique moving, Small Moves, Small Nationwide Moves

Send Furniture Across Country-Tips From Small Load Mover- Houston

Posted on Sun, Jan 03, 2010

Sending furniture anywhere nationwide can always seem like a difficult task.

 Whether you're moving an entire home or doing a small load move you are going to want to find the best options to send your furniture.

It can be hard finding shipping companies that will assist in smaller moves without having a hiked up price. With Pack n Send there is a variety of shipping options available so that you can send furniture across the country easily and at a price you'll like. 

Some options that are offered with Pack n Send's shipping and moving services include: 

If you'd like full details on the variety of shipping services offered by Pack n Send please continue to Shipping Services in Houston, TX. Throughout this section you'll see a vast amount of shipping services available.

If you'd like full details on the variety of moving services offered by Pack n Send please continue to Local & Long Distance Moving in Houston, TX. Throughout this section you'll see all the moving options available. 

It can be hard finding a service that does everything you need. Pack n Send will do everything it can to offer you everything you need at an affordable price. 

If you are looking to get a price quote to determine how much it would cost to send your furniture across country ensure to request a moving/shipping quote from Pack n Send

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Tags: Moving Houston, Small Moves, Small Nationwide Moves