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Shipping Office Equipment the Right Way

Posted on Fri, Jun 08, 2018

Shipping Office Equipment the Right Way

small business shipping office equipment

When your company needs to ship office equipment, no matter how thorough the planning, one problem frequently arises: insufficient packing for the major items, especially copiers and computers. This is what we'll focus on today.

Shipping Copiers

Copiers tend to create the biggest challenge when shipping office equipment. Not because they're especially difficult to move, but because those in charge of the move aren't as familiar with how to make sure they're moved safely. Some people, still think of copiers as the monsters of old; the original copy machines mass-produced by Xerox weighed six hundred and fifty pounds. Modern copiers still take up a good amount of space, but in the same way that cars are now designed with fiberglass bodies, they're lighter and more fragile.

Thankfully, they're not too fragile! They can be boxed normally (if you have one big enough), or strapped to a pallet and shipped via freight. If you're responsible for copiers being moved, no matter which route you take, and no matter if you're packing them or professionals are, make sure they are extremely secure. Some of the larger computers can be moved on blanket wrap move trucks, and smaller computers can be shipped either via freight or common carrier.

Shipping Computers

Computers are less of an issue because most people are familiar with moving them, even if only because they've moved their family's PC from one house to another. In addition, when moving workstations, those are usually the same type of machine with the same dimensions. Once they're boxed, they can be easily stacked and secured. 

Servers are sometimes more of an issue. While still just computers, they tend to be larger in size.Although the server cases should protect their components, wrapping them in anti-static packing material is still recommended. In addition, what many companies don't know is that some shipping businesses can supply custom crates designed specifically to protect their servers or other highly valuable equipment. In short, server shipping needs to be prioritized, which means hiring the best  packing and shipping company available for the task.

Need Help Shipping Office Equipment? Contact Pack n Send!

That's a quick rundown of what to think about when shipping office equipment. If you'd like to know more about shipping office equipment, contact us today.

Tags: Shipping Company Houston, Houston Shipping, Office Moving, Office Equipment Shipping

Moving a Kitchen Set to Your New Home

Posted on Sun, May 13, 2018

Moving a Kitchen Set to Your New Home

packing and moving a kitchen set

When people move to a new home, often one of the most important things they look for is the right kitchen. Does it have enough counter space? Cabinet space?   Does it have the right amount of space for your kitchen table that you love if you are moving a kitchen set? Or on the other hand, some people use moving as an excuse to get that kitchen set they have been wanting for years!

Choosing the Right Kitchen Set

Formal or Casual?

Finding the right kitchen set for your space requires thinking about a few different factors. The first is the space in your kitchen or dining room. For some people, a formal dining room is a vital part of a home search. For others, they are more comfortable with a more casual dining space in the kitchen. Choosing a kitchen set depends on the dimensions of those spaces and also if you are looking for a more formal dining room set or a more casual kitchen table and chairs. 

How Many People?

Another consideration is how many people you want to seat. How large is your family and how many people are you looking to entertain? You can get anywhere from a breakfast nook type table with two chairs to a dining table that seats up to 10 people. Or you can cram in even more people—especially kids—if you get a farmhouse style table with benches in lieu of chairs. 

What's The Price?

Of course, something else to consider is the price point. With the prevalence of online retailers, you can find great deals from companies like Overstock or Wayfair. You can also search for deals on Craigslist or at an estate sale. And if you want something high end, there are plenty of brick-and-mortar and online retailers where you can choose the kitchen table of your dreams and select add-ons like china hutches, pie cabinets, and more.

Moving a Kitchen Set? Contact Pack n Send Today!

If you need help moving your kitchen table, Pack n Send can help! For more information, contact us today at Pack n Send.

 

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Tags: Shipping Company Houston, Moving Small Amounts of Furniture, Houston Shipping, Houston Moving Company

Tips For Moving to Another City

Posted on Mon, May 07, 2018

Tips For Moving to Another City

family packing up and moving to another city

People move to another city for all kinds of reasons—for a job, to be closer to family or friends, because they're looking for a new opportunity, health, and more. But no matter what the cause for the move, there is definitely the potential for some stress along the way. That's why we compiled this checklist of things to do if you are moving to another city

Wait! Before You Leave...

  • Cancel of transfer your internet/cable/phone service to your new home.
  • Cancel your other city utilities and gas.
  • Turn off all air conditioning, fans, and heat.
  • Leave any keys and garage door openers on the kitchen counter.
  • Thoroughly clean the home or pay for a professional cleaning service. An example of a cleaning service that you can call in Houston is Maid in the Shade.
  • Check all cabinets, drawers, the attic, garage, closets, refrigerator, the stove, etc. for any last items left behind.
  • Schedule pick-up for all of your trash cans.
  • Turn off all light switches. 
  • Shut off all water, including water to hoses.

Who Are You Using to Help You Move?

Moving across the country is a big task. Some people decide to pack up their things and use their own vehicles to make the move. Others decide to hire a moving company to do their packing and moving. Whether you hire a moving company depends on your budget, your resources, your timeline, and your physical capability. If needed, a packing and shipping company can do all of the move for you!

First Steps Upon Arrival

When you get to your new hometown, you might stay in a hotel or rent an apartment for a few months while you look for a home and decide what area of town you want to live in. If you are looking for a realtor, you can find a real estate agent using this tool from realtor.com.


If you need help moving to another city, we would love to help here at Pack n Send. Please contact us today for more information!

 

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Tags: Shipping Company Houston, Houston Shipping, Moving, Houston Moving Company

Finding Shipping Companies and Single Piece Furniture Shippers in Houston

Posted on Mon, Apr 02, 2018

Finding Shipping Companies and Single Piece Furniture Shippers in Houston

shipping company in Houston discussing business

People use shipping companies for a variety of purposes. A good shipping company can do it all. Single piece furniture shippers can send a bed off to a college student from their parent's home a few states away. Other shipping companies can move your entire home overseas if needed. They also ship for individuals as well as businesses. If you are needing to get something from here to there and aren't sure where to begin, this blog lists some of the services shipping companies provide.

Moving a Single Piece of Furniture: 

When you're moving a single piece of furniture, movers and shippers will load the piece of furniture up in a truck and get it to where it needs to go. If the piece of furniture is going overseas, it will can be palletized and sent via air or sea.

Distributing an Estate:

When a loved one dies, a shipping company can help distribute family heirlooms, possessions, and furniture to other family members throughout the country. This article from caring.com shares some important ideas on splitting an estate between siblings that you may find helpful.

Bringing Inventory Right to Your Business: 

If you run a business, you will have the option to discuss with the shipping company if you will need to come to a shipping center to pick up your inventory or if they will do curbside delivery. Inventory can also be sent to a receiving warehouse un-palletized and then shipped to you directly.

Shipping Large Amounts of Freight:

Whether you are shipping your entire household or all the furniture of a business, it is best to get all the furniture into one shipment if possible. The furniture can be palletized and then transported, or else placed on a moving truck and driven to its destination.


At Pack n Send in Houston, we can help you with all of these shipping needs and more. Contact us today for more information!

 

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Tags: Shipping Company Houston, Shipping Companies in Houston, Shipping Furniture, freighting furniture

3 Signs of a Spectacular Shipping Company in Houston

Posted on Wed, Feb 07, 2018

3 Signs of a Spectacular Shipping Company in Houston:

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Often times, people in Houston have the need to ship large items from an estate or business across the globe to various locations. This can be a cumbersome procedure without the proper Houston shipping company!

For example, when a loved one passes away, the person may have a large estate of items that he or she wishes to disperse to different family members. When the family members live in different states or even another country, this presents a challenge for the person handling the estate. That's why it's important to look for these three signs when you're searching for a shipping company in Houston.

 

1) Special Shipping For Different Jobs

Not all items can be shipped in the same manner. You may have large pieces of furniture that require huge pallets in order to move and ship them while other furniture pieces may be small and only require the use of a small moving truck. You surely don't want to put a tiny load unto huge pallet shipping containers, and at the same time, you don't or can't cram a large load into a small moving truck! That's why it's important to secure a shipping company that has a variety of moving equipment and methods.

 

2) Careful Wrapping For Prized Possessions

Many people own prized artwork or special possessions that are extremely valuable. These unique pieces of art require careful transporting so they will not be damaged. Finding a shipping company in Houston that takes care to wrap with multiple layers of protection is essential if there are valuables to be moved.

 

3) Custom Built Boxes For Unique Items

Often times, there isn't a one-size-fits-all box for items. Some things are shaped in an unusual manner and may need a custom approach. That's where custom-built boxes come in handy! If a shipping company can build a box for you to perfectly fit a uniquely-shaped and costly item, then you know your item is in good hands.

 

Pack n Send Delivers Outstanding Service

If you have a situation that requires shipping out various large and small furniture items to anywhere in the United States or internationally, then contact Pack n Send today for more information! We're the best in the business, and we take pride in making sure your package is shipped safely and quickly.

 

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Shipping Antiques? Shipping Company in Houston has Advice

Posted on Thu, Feb 14, 2013

 

Antique shipping and moving is a very specialized service. When you want to move just a small amount of antique furniture, you can have it custom boxed or crated and then freighted.

Some pieces of antique furniture can go on a pallet, surrounding the furniture with protection and stretch wrap, and shipping the furniture via truck to its new city.

Some pieces will need to be custom crated. The crate will need to be built specifically to fit your antique.

The crating company should have years of experience both handling and valuing antiques. Remember: every crate will need to be built to specifically fit your individual item.

If you have many pieces of antique furniture you may use a special mover that specializes in moving antiques.

Make sure they know how to properly pack and prepare the furniture for your move. Some of it may be blanket wrapped, some of it may be wrapped in flexible cardboard and some may need to be crated for the move.

You will want to make sure that you have a current appraisal before valuing the antique for shipping.

If you are shipping antique sculptures or art work, look for a firm that specializes in packing and crating high value items from one city to another.

Finding a company that can offer varied services when shipping antiques will help save you money. You want to make sure that your antiques arrive in pristine condition.

If you are shipping an antique internationally, you need to look for a company that has experience. While various countries have specific requirements for antiques, any piece valued at greater than $2500 will need a Schedule B number.

We have listed below countries that we ship to in general. If you have any questions about shipping antiques, or worldwide shipping please feel free to contact us at 713 266 1450.

 

Afghanistan 
Albania 
Algeria 
American Samoa
Andorra 
Angola 
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda 
Argentina 
Armenia 
Aruba
Australia 
Austria 
Azerbaijan 
Bahamas 
Barbados 
Baruba
Belarus 
Belize 
Belgium 
Benin 
Bermuda
Bhutan 
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Brazil 
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei 
Bulgaria 
Burkina Faso 
Burundi 
Canada 
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile 
China 
Colombia 
Congo 
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica 
Croatia 
Curaco
Cyprus 
Czech Republic 
Dominica 
Dominican Republic 
DPR of Korea Republic
East Timor 
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador 
Eritrea 
Estonia 
Ethiopia |
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands 
Faroc Islands
Fiji 
Finland
France 
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon 
The Gambia 
Germany 
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau 
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece 
Greenland
Grenada 
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala 
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
Guyana Haiti
Honduras 
Hong Kong 
Hungary 
Iceland 
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq 
Ireland
Israel 
Italy 
Ivory Coast
Jamaica 
Japan 
Jordan 
Kazakhstan
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan 
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos 
Latvia 
Lebanon 
Lesotho 
Liberia 
Libya 
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg 
Macao
Malawi 
Malaysia 
Maldives
Mali
Malta 
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia 
Moldova 
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Namibia 
Nauru
Nepal 
Netherlands 
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand 
Nicaragua 
Niger 
Nigeria
Nive 
Northern Mariana Islands 
Norway 
Oman 
Pakistan 
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland 
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania 
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino 
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia 
Senegal 
Serbia
Seychelles 
Sierra Leone
Singapore 
Slovak Republic 
Slovakia
Slovenia 
Solomon Islands 
Somalia 
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy 
St. Croix
St. Eustatius 
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent 
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland 
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan 
Tanzania 
Thailand 
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo 
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago 
Turkey 
Turks and Caicos Islands 
Turkmenistan 
Tuvalu
Uganda 
Ukraine 
United Arab Emirates 
United Kingdom 
United States of America

United States of America 

U.S. Virgin Islands 
U.S. Virgin Islands(Brittish)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan 
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela 
Vietnam 
Virgin Gorda
Wallis and Futuna
Zimbabwe

Afghanistan 
Albania 
Algeria 
American Samoa
Andorra 
Angola 
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda 
Argentina 
Armenia 
Aruba
Australia 
Austria 
Azerbaijan 
Bahamas 
Barbados 
Baruba
Belarus 
Belize 
Belgium 
Benin 
Bermuda
Bhutan 
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Brazil 
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei 
Bulgaria 
Burkina Faso 
Burundi 
Canada 
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile 
China 
Colombia 
Congo 
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica 
Croatia 
Curaco
Cyprus 
Czech Republic 
Dominica 
Dominican Republic 
DPR of Korea Republic
East Timor 
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador 
Eritrea 
Estonia 
Ethiopia |
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands 
Faroc Islands
Fiji 
Finland
France 
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon 
The Gambia 
Germany 
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau 
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece 
Greenland
Grenada 
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala 
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
Guyana Haiti
Honduras 
Hong Kong 
Hungary 
Iceland 
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq 
Ireland
Israel 
Italy 
Ivory Coast
Jamaica 
Japan 
Jordan 
Kazakhstan
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan 
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos 
Latvia 
Lebanon 
Lesotho 
Liberia 
Libya 
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg 
Macao
Malawi 
Malaysia 
Maldives
Mali
Malta 
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia 
Moldova 
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Namibia 
Nauru
Nepal 
Netherlands 
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand 
Nicaragua 
Niger 
Nigeria
Nive 
Northern Mariana Islands 
Norway 
Oman 
Pakistan 
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland 
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania 
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino 
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia 
Senegal 
Serbia
Seychelles 
Sierra Leone
Singapore 
Slovak Republic 
Slovakia
Slovenia 
Solomon Islands 
Somalia 
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy 
St. Croix
St. Eustatius 
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent 
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland 
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan 
Tanzania 
Thailand 
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo 
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago 
Turkey 
Turks and Caicos Islands 
Turkmenistan 
Tuvalu
Uganda 
Ukraine 
United Arab Emirates 
United Kingdom 
United States of America

United States of America 

U.S. Virgin Islands 
U.S. Virgin Islands(Brittish)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan 
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela 
Vietnam 
Virgin Gorda
Wallis and Futuna
Zimbabwe

Afghanistan 
Albania 
Algeria 
American Samoa
Andorra 
Angola 
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda 
Argentina 
Armenia 
Aruba
Australia 
Austria 
Azerbaijan 
Bahamas 
Barbados 
Baruba
Belarus 
Belize 
Belgium 
Benin 
Bermuda
Bhutan 
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Brazil 
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei 
Bulgaria 
Burkina Faso 
Burundi 
Canada 
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile 
China 
Colombia 
Congo 
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica 
Croatia 
Curaco
Cyprus 
Czech Republic 
Dominica 
Dominican Republic 
DPR of Korea Republic
East Timor 
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador 
Eritrea 
Estonia 
Ethiopia |
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands 
Faroc Islands
Fiji 
Finland
France 
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon 
The Gambia 
Germany 
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau 
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece 
Greenland
Grenada 
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala 
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
Guyana Haiti
Honduras 
Hong Kong 
Hungary 
Iceland 
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq 
Ireland
Israel 
Italy 
Ivory Coast
Jamaica 
Japan 
Jordan 
Kazakhstan
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan 
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos 
Latvia 
Lebanon 
Lesotho 
Liberia 
Libya 
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg 
Macao
Malawi 
Malaysia 
Maldives
Mali
Malta 
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia 
Moldova 
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Namibia 
Nauru
Nepal 
Netherlands 
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand 
Nicaragua 
Niger 
Nigeria
Nive 
Northern Mariana Islands 
Norway 
Oman 
Pakistan 
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland 
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania 
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino 
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia 
Senegal 
Serbia
Seychelles 
Sierra Leone
Singapore 
Slovak Republic 
Slovakia
Slovenia 
Solomon Islands 
Somalia 
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy 
St. Croix
St. Eustatius 
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent 
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland 
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan 
Tanzania 
Thailand 
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo 
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago 
Turkey 
Turks and Caicos Islands 
Turkmenistan 
Tuvalu
Uganda 
Ukraine 
United Arab Emirates 
United Kingdom 
United States of America

United States of America 

U.S. Virgin Islands 
U.S. Virgin Islands(Brittish)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan 
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela 
Vietnam 
Virgin Gorda
Wallis and Futuna
Zimbabwe










Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Nive
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy
St. Croix
St. Eustatius
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey

Turks and Caicos Islands
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America

Antique desk on display at the old courthouse museum in Tombstone, Arizona.

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