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How to Plan Your Summer Move

Posted on Wed, May 23, 2018

How to Plan Your Summer Move

family in Houston undergoing a summer move

Summer is a great and popular time to move! Home prices are generally at a high in the summer, which is great for sellers. Kids are out of school, and many year-round activities and sports take a break over the summer. And, of course, many families want to get a move in during the summer so they can start their children at a new school in the fall. So if you have a summer move planned, we want to give you some helpful pointers, including how to find the right packing and unpacking services.

Hire Movers For Your Summer Move

This isn't always an option for everyone, but if you have an established family, lots of heavy or expensive items, or aren't able to do a move yourself, hiring a company that can pack and unpack your home is the best option.

An article from Angie's List explains why there are so many reasons to hire professional movers. Some of the most important reasons are that professionals know how to move your fragile and valuable items. 

Create a List of Details

There are so many small things to take care of when you move that making a list will prove to be a huge help in making sure you complete everything. Make sure to cancel all of your bills for your moving date like utilities and cable/phone services. For other important mail, change your mailing address online. You can check out this link from the USPS on changing your address and forwarding mail to your new address. Don't forget to set up utilities and services for your new home as well!

Get Settled in Your New Hometown

Like we said, summer is a great time to move because you have plenty of time to settle in before the school year starts. If you are moving a family, check out local activities for your kids to join in the fall. Even if you don't have a family, make sure you investigate some local activities for yourself, too!

Contact Pack n Send For Help With Your Summer Move!

If you need help with a summer move in Houston, please contact us today at Pack n Send. We can help with all your packing and unpacking needs and of course your move!


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Tags: furniture moving, cross country moving company, Moving Houston, Houston Moving Company

6 Smart Tips to Make Moving an Apartment Easy

Posted on Wed, May 02, 2018

6 Smart Tips to Make Moving an Apartment Easy

couple having fun while moving an apartment

Summer is the perfect time for moving an apartment! Ask any expert and they will probably tell you it is also the busiest time of year for professional movers. Moving is a strenuous task that requires a lot of planning in advance. So, if you are planning to relocate during the next few months, here are a few tips to make your transition a smooth one.

1) Decide on a Moving Date

Believe it or not, your moving date plays a great deal into a move. Make sure the date selected is available for professional movers as well as for friends or family members who will be helping. If possible, choose a date which falls on the least busy day of the week. Most people move around the beginning or end of the month, so try avoiding these times.

2) Start the Packing Process Early

Don't wait until the last minute to start your packing. Get started right away. Arrange for fragile items to be shipped by expert packers. The packers will ensure the safety and proper delivery of all your valuables. Professional packers are trained to secure all items with proper protective padding. Boxes are also labeled. Remember, for your own convenience pack an overnight bag with all your essential items. Any items that you will need to use first in the home are best packed in clear plastic containers and transported along with you.

3) Turn Power On/Off

Once you get your move-in date, phone your power company to arrange for services in your new apartment. Power can be changed over at your convenience. However, be sure your move date is a definite go before having it transferred.

4) Photograph Electronics

Take pictures of the wiring of your electronics. Taking pictures will help you hook your electronics back up properly once you are in your new location.

5) Take Photos or Video Old/New Location

After cleaning out your home, take photos or make a video of what you are leaving behind. Pictures or a recording video can help defend you against false claims of damages. Also, be sure to take pictures when moving into your new location as proof of the move in condition.

6) Don't Stress/Take Breaks

Don't over do it during your big move. Take time to relax and enjoy your new place. It is easy to become overwhelmed. You have nothing but time to decorate, unpack, and get your new home in your desired condition.

To find out more about how to make your apartment move a smooth and safe transition, please contact us today! We can move your belongings to you new apartment!

Tags: furniture moving, Houston Moving, Houston Shipping, Houston Moving Company

Houston Shipping Experts are Shipping for Easter

Posted on Wed, Apr 04, 2012

Pack n send has once again started their Easter shipping. We are Houston shipping experts.  Not only do we ship Easter gifts, we also ship year round. If you have small amounts of furniture, office furniture or antiques that you need moved, we are your small move specialist. We pack n ship both domestically and internationally. We offer both pick up and delivery service.  If you are sending a precious picture as an Easter gift, we can build a custom box or crate to send your valuable item.

We also pack n ship for auction houses, and list items for our customers on eBay.

Some of the children's' gifts we see this year are pajamas, stuffed animals, books planters, Easter art projects, back packs, dresses, shoes,  jewelry, bibles, cookie cutters collectibles , books, t-shirts and bikes.
Some of the adult gifts we see this year are: personalized towels, Easter treat containers, Easter platters, collectibles, jewelry, purse holders, mugs, personalize pictures and books.

All of the above gifts are easily wrapped and shipped on site. If you are shipping one bike, we can box and ship it.  If you are shipping multiple numbers of bikes, we will save you money by freighting the bikes to your destination.

 Please contact pack n send for all your Easter shipping and freighting needs. Our phone number is 713 266 1450.


Tags: furniture moving, Small Move Specialist

Move Office or Home Furnishings via Freight

Posted on Tue, Mar 06, 2012

furniture shippingHave you ever had to move small amounts of furniture, household items, or office equipment cross-country? Have you ever considered Less-Than-Load freight?

Most major moving companies require a large amount of furniture and a large dollar amount for moving furniture across throughout the United States.

There are other ways to send small amounts furniture. LTL (less than load) shipment consolidates freight from other customers on the same truck. Small amounts of freight from various customers are shipped at a savings all over the country.

When requesting LTL it is good idea to ask for the days when discounts are provided. Companies that book your shipment should pass these savings on to you, their customer.

Another factor to consider is the length of time it will take your shipment to reach its final destination. Most carriers provide an expedited service at an additional cost.

You can take out coverage for the value of your shipment due to loss or damage by the carrier.

The process for freighting your furniture is relatively simple. Your furniture is packed carefully on a pallet, surrounded by 1 x 4’s shrink wrapped and sent out as freight.

The freight company will call the day before to set a delivery time that fits in with your schedule.

When your furniture is delivered, you can request an "inside delivery" for a few dollars more.

Furniture freighting is the best way for you to ship small quantity of furniture.

Pack n Send Today!

For more information about freighting furniture or for a free price quote, call Pack n Send at 713 266 1450.

Tags: furniture moving, Freight Houston

Houston Furniture Shipping- Freight Forwarding Houston

Posted on Thu, Feb 03, 2011

When looking for a company to ship your furniture, either domestically or internationally, look for a shipping company that will give you shipping options. Make sure that they can crate your furniture or palletize it and ship it with freight companies. You also want to make sure that they offer an option  of blanket-wrapping domestically so that it can be sent with movers. Check to see if the company you are using has a minimum pound or size limit. You need to look for a company that will let you ship even a single piece of furniture.   

Ask if the company can pack small furniture and send it via UPS, FedEx, or DHL. If you are sending furniture via freight, make sure that the company can  pack the furniture completely and protect  it   on a pallet before freighting it.  

If you need to ship furniture overseas, check and see if the company has the capacity to send the furniture via cubic meters or via containers. See if the company has experience packing the furniture for international shipping. If you have delicate items make sure that the company has expertise in making custom crates with wood that is good for international shipping.

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

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Home Price Stabilization in Ca. good for business for Houston Mover

Posted on Wed, Apr 14, 2010

Pack n send is republishing parts of this article from the LA times. 

We are seeing an increase in furniture moving - furniture freighting from Houston to California.  In good times shoppers from all over the country come to Houston to purchase small amounts of furniture. Pack n send, a Houston mover is able to freight or move small amounts of furniture all over the world.


Excerpts of article written  By Alejandro Lazo  LA Times


Southern California's housing market showed fresh signs of momentum in March with the median price and sales pace improving from the same month a year earlier as buyers hurried to take advantage of a soon-to-expire federal tax incentive, cheap prices and low interest rates.

The median price paid for new and previously occupied houses and condominiums in Southern California jumped 14% in March to $285,000 from the same month a year earlier, according to San Diego real estate research firm MDA DataQuick. The closely watched median -- the price at which half the homes sold for more money and half for less -- rose 3.6% from February.

In Orange County, the region's priciest market, the median rose 12.2% to $432,000 as the number of foreclosure properties on the market sank and more homes in expensive neighborhoods were sold.

"There is no question that prices at the lower end of the market have stabilized and are showing some increases," said Esmael Adibi, director of the Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University in Orange. "While this is welcome news, the word of caution is people should not really see this as the values of homes changing. It is mostly the mix we are seeing change" as sales pick up in more expensive areas.
The overall jump in the region's median reflects a rebound from the depths of the financial crisis a year ago, when fears of another Great Depression abounded and a glut of foreclosed homes hit battered markets such as the Southland. Those fears have receded, fewer foreclosures were in the region's sales mix last month, and more homes in higher-priced coastal markets were sold, contributing to the price jump.

"It's almost like a boom-year figure," said Ed Leamer, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast. "But the numbers over the last several years have been influenced by the number of bank-owned properties, and the banks were selling their homes at rock-bottom prices."

Southern California's sales pace also improved last month from March 2009, up 5%, but not as robustly as usual for a March, DataQuick said. A total of 20,476 houses were sold in March, up from 19,506 sold in the same month a year earlier, but that was about 18% off the historical average.

"Right now the question is not whether the housing market is in recovery. The real question is how sustainable that recovery is, and that is where the gray area resides," said Christopher Thornberg, principal of Beacon Economics. "The market is being driven by government policy and not by fundamentals, and now the government is starting to back off."

Also, the Federal Housing Administration, which has stepped up its support of low-interest mortgages for first-time buyers, has tightened its lending standards.

At the end of this month, a federal tax-credit program for first-time buyers and for some current homeowners is scheduled to expire. The program provides as much as $8,000 to first-time buyers and as much as $6,500 to current homeowners.

Last month California lawmakers decided to add to the stimulus package and approved a credit of up to $10,000 for first-time home buyers and those buying newly built homes. The credit will take effect May 1.

For more information on furniture moving from Houston,  or freight forwarding from Houston, please feel free to call us at 713 266 1450.



Tags: furniture moving, freight shipping, less than load freight, furniture shipping

Construction Sites Shut Down

Posted on Mon, Mar 01, 2010

We are posting this article to highlight today's changes in construction projects though out the United States.  While this halt may not affect you directly, it  may slow down both travel and shipping times for project that have been halted.

USA - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has furloughed almost two thousand employees without pay from today after a bill to extend a short-term extension of the Highways Trust Fund was blocked by Senator Jim Bunning.

The Fund finances many national transportation programs such as works on highways, bridges, and safety inspections

Due to the furlough a number of major infrastructure projects are to be suspended immediately as federal inspectors will no longer be available to oversee them. These include the $36 million replacement of the Humpback Bridge on the   George Washington Parkway  in Virginia, $15 million in bridge construction and stream rehabilitation in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, and the $8 million resurfacing of the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi. The Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, has reacted angrily to the news, saying: "As American families are struggling in tough economic times, I am keenly disappointed that political games are putting a stop to important construction projects around the country.

The furloughs will affect employees at the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration.

Information derived  from USA article

For more information, please contact pack n send at  713 266 1450

Tags: furniture moving, freight