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What Are Estate Shipping Services, and What Do You Need to Know about Them?

February 21st, 2018

In today’s world, we don’t always live close to family members. In fact, in some cases, we live half-way around the world. What happens when a relative passes away, and we’re not there to take care of his or her arrangements? What if he or she left detailed wishes that his or her belongings should be distributed to family members that don’t live nearby?

Estate shipping services are the solution. A company will come to the deceased’s home, pick up the estate, store it, sort it, ship and deliver the items. Read on to learn more about these services.

What Do Estate Shipping Services Do?

Estate shipping services are offered by moving companies. The purpose of these services is to ensure that the deceased’s wishes are fulfilled or that loved ones are able to have belongings by which to remember the deceased.

Generally, estate shipping services include picking up the items that are part of the estate, storing them until it’s time to shipping them, then sorting out what needs to be shipped. Next, the items are shipped via the recipient’s preferred method. Once the items arrive at their destination, the moving company handles their delivery to the recipient.

How Do You Find an Estate Shipping Services Firm?

In many cases, the attorney handling the estate will be able to recommend an estate shipping services firm because he or she will have developed a relationship with such a firm. That can be the easiest option, especially at a time when you’re emotionally drained after a loved one’s passing. However, if you have the sense that it might be better to broaden your options, don’t hesitate to ask others about their experiences.

Remember that you get what you pay for. A cheap quote is so low because it won’t include the same services as a higher quote. You want to make sure that when the movers arrive, they have all of the equipment and materials they need to get the job done right the first time.

Also, check to see what kinds of professional associations the moving company belongs to. Professional associations require their members to adhere to high standards of conduct, and if they violate those standards, companies will be forced out of the organization.

Don’t be afraid to ask moving companies for references. If a client had an excellent experience with a company, he or she will enthusiastically recommend that firm. The inability to provide references is a warning sign.


Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd.: Handling Your Shipment with Dignity and Courtesy

If you’re looking for a firm to handle the shipment of your loved one’s estate, turn to Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd. For over a decade, we’ve shipped valuable items across the world. Our customers have had such good experiences, some of them have used us more than once. Also, we’re a member of the International Association of Movers. To learn more, call us today at 416-661-4228.

By Adi Shaked

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