How To Ship An Antique China Cabinet

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How NOT to Ship an Antique China Cabinet

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When the moving truck door closed on Hector and Louise’s maple antique china cabinet, the newlyweds had that sinking feeling of knowing they’d made a mistake but couldn’t do anything about it.
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College Moving: What Bedroom Furniture Should You Ship?

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You just graduated from college — congratulations, by the way! — and you’re about to start your first professional job. The job requires a cross-country move, and many decisions need to be made about the relocation process. Should you move your bedroom furniture, the only furniture you’ve ever owned in your college apartment? If you decide to take it with you, how should you ship your college bedroom set?

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To Transport or Not to Transport?

Moving furniture can be costly, but buying all new furniture is much more expensive. Read More

Top Five Reasons To Ship A Mattress

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Moving a mattress can be quite challenging. It’s big and bulky, hard to maneuver up and down stairs and around corners, and requires special packing. Isn’t it cheaper to buy a new mattress at your new location than to ship it? And if you do decide to move it, how should you ship your mattress? Read on to learn why you might want to move your mattress, and why shipping is the best option.

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Shipping Your Mattress Is the Best Option

Here are five reasons for shipping your mattress. Read More

Top Reasons Entertainment Centers Get Damaged During A Move

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If you need solutions for moving entertainment centers, this article will help — and help is certainly something many people need when it comes to this topic. An entertainment center is one of the most challenging items to move because of its immense size, odd (and often unique) shape, fragility and large number of components.

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The underlying reasons why damage occurs when moving entertainment centers: lack of preparation, improper packaging and shipping issues. Let’s take a closer look at all three areas. Read More

Common Causes Of Delay When Shipping Living Room Furniture

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Problems with shipping furniture can occur at any step of the moving process, but shipping delays are among the most frustrating issues. If you’ve already begun to settle in at your new location, and you don’t have any living room furniture, you’re not going to feel very much at home. Furthermore, shipping delays can add cost and expose your living room furniture to damage, either from in-transit damage or exposure to harsh weather conditions. Here are common causes of delays customers encounter when shipping their items.

delay-shipping-livingroom-furniture1. Shipper Scheduling Delays

Living room furniture, though bulky, comes nowhere near filling an entire truck. Read More

Misconceptions On Shipping Unique, Designer And Oddly Shaped Furniture

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Why and How to Ship Specialty Furniture Like a Professional

Having made a substantial investment in designer furniture, you want to do everything possible to protect it come time to move. The biggest misconception about shipping large, bulky and odd-shaped furniture: thinking you can throw a few moving blankets over it, load it on the truck, and leave the rest to the shipping company.

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Not so! Preventing damage requires careful packaging and loading procedures. No matter how careful the truck driver is, sudden stops, jerky accelerations and quick lane changes are almost inevitable. Read More

How To Ship A Glass Table

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Packing and shipping glass is one of the biggest challenges facing movers. Glass tabletops are not only fragile, but they’re heavy as well. If your glass table is not packed and handled correctly, you may arrive at your new home or office with a tabletop of broken glass.

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White Glove Shipping vs. Do-It-Yourself Packing

Are you using white glove service to move your table? White glove shipping is a service-intensive option in which the moving company does all your packing and shipping. Read More

Best Practices For Shipping A Bedroom Set

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A bedroom set has a great deal of value, and because of its size, weight and shape, is a challenging item to ship during a move. In addition, if your bedroom set is damaged in transit, repairs may be quite expensive. To prevent damage and make sure your furniture arrives at your new home safe and sound, follow these best practices of how to ship a bedroom set.

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Packaging Materials

The first step in the safe and secure shipping of a bedroom set is to use the appropriate packaging materials. Here is a checklist: Read More

The Best Way To Ship Your Bed Across The Country

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You’re starting an exciting, new phase of your life. You’re moving across the country to start a new job, attend a faraway college, begin your well-earned retirement, or simply to enjoy a change of scenery. You’re not moving a whole household, just a few boxes that fit into your car — plus your bed. How in the world do you ship your bed?

Shipping Your Bedroom SetSaving Money With LTL Shipping Services

Shipping a bed doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think. You can save money by finding a quality moving company that specializes in long-distance small moves. In particular, you need to locate a moving company that offers less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping, which means that you aren’t charged for the use of an entire truck; your bed shares a truck with other LTL shipments, saving you money. Read More

Furniture Delivery – Preparing Your Fragile Items for Shipment

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Moving is a task that often gives one nightmares about all of the things that could go wrong, especially if there are treasured and fragile items involved. When it comes to shipping fragile items, relying on just any mover or shipper will not do. Although the goal is to get them moved from one location to another, you should never sacrifice any aspect of safety to ensure that your possessions make it to their destination. No matter how you look at the situation, shipping fragile items and treasured possessions can be challenging. Although there are furniture delivery services you can hire, you do need to be selective about which company you hire.

Preparing Your Fragile Items for Shipment

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Choosing a Shipping Company

Choose a company that specializes in furniture shipping. Read More

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