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Moving and shipping advice from industry experts
There are not many options when you are trying to ship a few items of household goods. Ship Smart offers customizable packing and shipping options to make your small move affordable and safe.
When moving furniture, you have the option to hire professionals or do it yourself and save the money. Here is the best way to do both.
Are you buying antique furniture from an antique dealer? Maybe your in line to receive that special family heirloom. Before you attempt to pack and ship your antiques read these tips from our packing professionals.
Are you trying to figure out how to ship your artwork? Discover the answers to some important questions and get your art pieces to their destination safely.
Are you considering building and shipping a crate? Set yourself up for a smooth shipping experience with these tips.
Whether your shipping a one-of-a-kind family heirloom or a gem you discovered in a flea market, antiques carry immense monetary and sentimental value. Find valuable information that will help equip you with the best practices when shipping antiques.
Learn how to mitigate the risk of dents, scratches, or broken parts while your furniture is in transit.
Read on for useful tips and tricks on making small moves including how to find the best small movers.
If you are planning to ship small or large items out of state, read these valuable packing and shipping tips.
Find out how we are doing our part to ensure the safety of our employees, partners, and communities.
How To find the right company to move your high value items and expensive musical instruments.
If you're planning on transporting a grandfather clock by yourself, follow these instructions to make the process as painless as possible.
Make your small move more enjoyable by following these packing and moving tips from seasoned professionals.
Shipping a few paintings can be a tough job. They are fragile, they can be large, and they can be awkward. By following a few expert tips you can make a complex job a whole lot easier.
Moving is stressful and uprooting from your current location can cause strain on the strongest relationships. Here are some tips to avoid causing strain on your relationship.
Pallet shipping really helps keep your items safe and economical when shipping cross country. Find out why in this article.
Before you call a small mover, consider reading these tips and questions. They will improve your whole conversation.
Are you considering crating your goods? Maybe you would like a little more insight into the crating process. This post will help you to decide if you need custom crating and takes a look at the many benefits of crating.
In this post we help identify the major points in a small move quote to help you understand how small movers calculate your pricing.
Moving to college is exciting, but it could be stressful too. Read these tips and start out with your best foot forward.
Avoid headaches, hiccups, and wasted time by including these tips in your moving plan. Get ready for a stress free small move.
Are you unsure of when to expect your shipment? Do you need it yesterday? Well if you read this article, we will explain which service you have and when you can expect it.
Do you want to learn more about the different delivery services we offer? This article goes over the different types of delivery services we offer and how you can customize them.
In the long run, while it might seem simple and straight forward to ship a pallet of cargo on your own, but before you do read this blog for some common mistakes that many people make when shipping pallets of household goods.
Have you ever wondered what a small move is or what a small mover does? In this post we break down the different types of small moves and the different services that people use to move their small shipments.
I know what you're thinking, the laundry room, it's small and there is really not much in there. It should be easy, right? Not only are there some larger items that you might be forgetting about, but you probably have a lot of smaller items in there.
The kitchen is usually one of the last rooms to be packed during a move. The following guide will make the process simple for you.
Tampa is near the beach, has wonderful weather, and lots of parks and attractions. If you are thinking about moving here find out all about Tampa here.
The “City of Brotherly Love” or, as the locals idiomatically refer to it as, simply, “Philly,” is an area steeped in history – against the backdrop of a city of industry. If while visiting, you find that like thousands of people every year, you'd like to make the move to Philadelphia a more permanent one, count on us to help you through the process.
Miami stands out in terms of its culture; even though you can see a rich mix of neighboring culture's influence, it also creates its own unique blend. If you need help moving, we are here to coordinate that for you!
Moving is expensive! And moving cross country can REALLY start to add up. The “do-it-yourself” option is not always the least expensive route. We have a few tips that can help you save some of your hard-earned money.
Wondering what the Minneapolis is like? Let's take a look at the layout of this remarkable city. Whether it is the nightlife or the beautiful parks, Minneapolis is a great choice for your next move.
Ok it is time to pack and move the basement. Have your friends disappeared because they have that “thing” they need to do? Are those stairs looking pretty formidable? Don't worry, here are some tips to help you get everything ready for moving day.
Having years of experience setting up successful moves of antique pieces, Matt provides useful tips to help you ship your antique dresser long distances.
Okay time to pack up the kids room, are you standing in a room filled with toys, maybe boxes are spilling over with stuff you haven't seen in years, is that an old cookie mixed in with her dolls? Is it out of control. Well relax, and take a breath, we can help.
China Cabinet, Break front, Hoosier Cabinet, whatever you call it, one thing is certain, it's big, heavy and fragile: making it one of the more complex pieces to move properly and safely. Now let's get that thing moved.
Atlanta, Georgia was officially founded in 1847, but you couldn't tell it by the number of new residents deciding to call it home. With an influx of new residents, an opening up of jobs and exciting opportunities for the city as a whole many people are moving to Atlanta.
The Most Coveted Place Among The Other Boroughs In NY, It Remains The Greatest City Of All Time. If You’re Thinking About Moving To Manhattan, Ship Smart Is Here To Help.
Washington, DC Is Home To Americas Rich History And Iconic Sights. If Your Considering Moving To Washington DC, Ship Smart Offers A Wide Array Of Services We Can Tailor To Fit Your Needs.
If You Want To Experience A Fast-Paced Life In A One Of The Most Vibrant Cities In The US, Try Relocating To New York City. Here Are 10 Reasons Why You Will Fall In Love With New York City.
When Your Shipment Involves High-Value Items, You Need More Than Just An Ordinary Shipping Company. You Need A Specialty Service That Caters To The Specific Solutions Of Your Unique Shipment.
Shipping your belongings to a college, school, or a university can pose a challenge. Good preparation and planning will get you off to a good start.
Whether you're upgrading to a one bedroom apartment or you're moving to another studio in a different city, you need a small moving company because a studio apartment rarely has enough to meet conventional moving company minimums. Any shipment that falls under the standard 2000-lbs minimum is considered a small move. Unlike larger moves, packing and shipping furniture and personal effects from your studio can be complicated. However, with our top-rated experts and customized services, the process doesn’t have to be stressful. Ship Smart will help ship your items with minimal stress.
An elderly parent leaving a home filled with memories can be an emotional and can be very stressful. There are logistical issues to figure out, such as when the move is most convenient for them or how long they can be without necessary possessions. Senior moves can be overwhelming, and whether you are moving your loved ones nearby or to another state, Ship Smart is here to make the process simple and worry free.
The rising rates for rental apartments in the U.S. forces many professionals to look for affordable living spaces in city centers. An efficiency apartment is ideal if you are on a tight budget or you don’t spend much of your time in the house. Due to its size, there is limited room for furnishing with large appliances or furniture, making the ideal size job for a small move specialist like us!
Buying an antique from the local market or sending a bedroom set to your relative? Furniture shipping can be a difficult and sometimes expensive endeavor. To safely ship fragile items of any size to Las Vegas, you need to enlist the services of a professional shipping company. They offer crating and packing services and with a good tracking system in place, there is no more wondering when you’re your shipment might be delivered.
Whether You Are Going On A Family Vacation Or Solo Trip, Albuquerque Offers Plenty Of Cultural Institutions, Historical Sites And Culinary Excellence For You To Enjoy.
Looking to transport a few items into or out of the Salt Lake City region? Save yourself time, money and effort. Let the experts handle the packing and shipping and give you the best services at the most competitive rates. Here are some reasons shipping into and out of Salt Lake City with Ship Smart can be easy and cost effective.
You probably have heard stories about the dry and harsh weather conditions in Phoenix, Arizona. You can picture yourself all sweaty and think to yourself, ‘why would I visit Phoenix?’ We demystify the myths and paint the real picture for you. After reading this article you will want to pack up and start your trip immediately!
Seattle is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the U.S. The city is surrounded by mountains and long bodies of water, so it is no wonder several Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters here. For helpful information and resources when planning to move to Seattle visit the Seattle Chamber of Commerce
The awe-inspiring scenery, eateries, and wildlife will make you want to move to Portland. If there is one word to describe the city, it is charming. Food is cheap, beer is in plenty, and entertainment is endless. If you love the outdoors and the beach, and enjoy seafood, you might not leave Portland, Oregon at all!
If You Are Looking For A Different Lifestyle Away From The Beach, Sacramento Offers A Unique Glimpse Into Historic Sites And Farm-To-Table Delicacies.
Whether you are shipping furniture, artwork, or household goods, you need a company you can rely on. San Diego is a surf destination; the beaches are stunning, the weather idyllic and numerous attraction sites fill the region. The economy is mainly driven by manufacturing and international trade. It has a commercial port which is a Foreign Trade Zone serving many countries.
Glamour, shopping, night life and Hollywood are some of the things that come to mind when one thinks of Los Angeles. With towering skyscrapers, miles of extraordinary beaches and beautiful coast lines, below are nine of the many reasons why you should visit Los Angeles at least once in your lifetime.
There Are Many Challenges You Can Face Trying To Ship Items To San Francisco, Find Out How Ship Smart Can Make Them Easy.
Reduce The Chances Of Broken Or Damaged Items By Using The Right Type Of Moving Boxes. Read This Post To Educate Yourself On The Different Sizes Of Boxes Available.
It is never easy to let go of a good memory. And most of the time we have a special item or items that reminds us of that sweet moment. If you are moving, your precious mementos will be the first items you will pack. Preparing your mementos for shipping requires extra special care, as well as extra packaging material. We guide you on simple yet effective ways to pack it.
You Might Be Surprised To Learn That You Can Save Some Money Off Of Your Moving Cost When Shipping The Contents Of Your Bathroom.
These Are The Items That You Can't Leave Behind No Matter Where You Relocate To.
If you are looking to ship your bedroom set, Ship Smart is a perfect choice. We are a small moving company that offers the most economical, safe and efficient furniture shipping services. Your Bedroom is where you spend a great deal of time, and where you store many of your personal items, so we take the necessary care to protect and safely transport your bedroom items.
Family dinners are magical moments we all cherish. Did you know that dinnertime conversation is good for the brain? Research shows that kids who regularly have family dinners are likely to perform better than kids who don’t. Here at Ship Smart, we know a dining room set holds a special place in your heart and that is why we have a unique set of customized services for packing and shipping your furniture.
Most unique items are delicate and can easily be damaged if not handled properly. Family heirlooms and antiques need special handling and packaging in order for them to be delivered safely. These are the items that you can't leave behind no matter where you relocate to. Their sentimental value is what makes them priceless.
There Are A Number Of Ways To Ship Furniture, Find The Best Service For You.
Whether you are moving a small individual office, one room of your home, or one large piece of furniture, you need experts with years of experience. You don’t have to pay for the whole truck when your items cover only a quarter of the space or less!