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A Moving And Shipping Blog

Tag: special care

The Secret to Moving Art

Posted on Nov 26, 2018

If you’re moving across town or across the country or are shipping a piece to a buyer, transporting your artwork so that it arrives undamaged and in one piece is of the utmost importance. The secret to safely moving art is to take the time to pack it using the right materials and a little extra care.

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Pack Your China Cabinet in 4 Easy Steps

Posted on Sep 24, 2018

If you’ve never had to move a china cabinet before—and sometimes even if you have—it can be tricky to work out where to begin without some guidance.

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The Best Way To Ship Picture Frames

Posted on Mar 01, 2017

Framed pictures require tender, loving care to ship, as they have sentimental and financial value—sometimes a great deal of both. Because of their fragile components and sometimes unusual dimensions, it can be difficult to figure out the best way to keep them safe during transit.

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6 Things to Consider when Shipping your Curio Cabinet

Posted on Apr 29, 2016

Curio cabinets are bulky and heavy, and they often contain delicate components like mirrors or glass shelves that require special care when relocating. After carefully wrapping and packing each piece in your curio cabinet, why not extend the same care to the cabinet itself? 

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How To Ship An Antique China Cabinet

Posted on Apr 27, 2016

China cabinets hold our most precious—and most breakable—belongings. Your china cabinet deserves the same extra care and consideration you give when packing its delicate contents—keep reading to get our expert tips for preparing your china cabinet for shipping.

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Guide to Shipping Fragile And Valuable Items

Posted on Feb 23, 2016

Do you plan on shipping a fragile or valuable item? If so, check out Transit Systems' latest blog with a guide for beginners.

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Five Ways to Protect Heirlooms When Moving

Posted on Aug 31, 2015

If you’re moving, you’re probably debating on whether or not to hire an antique shipping service or DIY for valuables like a family heirloom. No amount of money can replace these items. Unfortunately, many DIYers make the mistake of not using a professional moving or shipping company, increasing the chances of items getting damaged. By doing it yourself, you will likely not have insurance to cover any damage to your heirlooms leaving you to pay out of pocket to repair them. If you choose not to hire a professional moving company, then here are a few tips to help keep your heirlooms safe on lon...

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How to Pack a Dollhouse for Shipping

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

As any collector knows, packing and shipping fragile items like a doll house is not an easy task. There are multiple delicate and expensive pieces, some have moving parts that need secured and others are very old and cannot take any large falls

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Shipping Antique Wooden Furniture In Humid Climates

Posted on May 29, 2015

When shipping furniture; especially antique wooden furniture, you need think about changes in humidity. Shipping from or through dry and humid climates can cause your precious furniture to become damaged or warped. But fear not! Shipping wooden antique furniture can be a safe and stress-free process for you and your things. Follow the tips below to learn how to make this an easy process for you.   Tips for Keeping Wood Furniture Safe In no particular order, here are some pro tips to remember when shipping old wooden furniture.   1. Humidity Warping vs. Forced Damage There are different types o...

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How to Ship a Piano with TSI

Posted on Feb 11, 2015

"I was very impressed with their handling of my mother's piano. It arrived in perfect condition." - Christine, Oshkosh, WI, August 2014

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