A muffler is a part of an automobile exhaust system that reduces the amount of noise emitted by the engine. They come in a variety of forms and types to fit different kinds of vehicles. A lot of vehicle owners replace their existing mufflers with ones that can meet their acoustic needs. The old ones are then traded or sold to whoever is interested instead of letting them gather dust in the garage. This makes mufflers a relatively common item to ship.
However, a muffler’s bulk and irregular shape makes some people feel apprehensive about shipping it. Here are some helpful tips on how to properly pack and ship a car muffler to make the task a little less cumbersome and ensure that the item arrives without scratches, dents or any major damages. Read more →
Tools used for woodworking and carpentry vary in sizes, shapes and weights. Smaller ones like hammers, chisels and drills can be easily packed in sturdy cardboard boxes while bulkier power tools like table saws might require crates or pallets to ensure that they arrive in good condition. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship carpentry tools.
When shipping several small hand-held tools like hammers, chisels, hand saws, hand planes, and drills in one package, wrap each tool in newspaper and then in bubble wrap. Make sure that pointed and sharp parts are well-padded to prevent them from poking through the cardboard box during transit, as well as from damaging the other tools that they will come in contact with. The tools can also be packed in their original boxes if available. Arrange each tool in the shipping box, filling extra spaces between them and on the sides of the package with packing materials such as bubble wrap and foam. Read more →
Cowhide rugs are fast becoming popular home interior accessories. These animal skin rugs come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors and can be versatile accents to any room whether in a traditional ranch style home or a modern contemporary flat. These rugs also add textural elements to a room because of the presence of fur which gives warmth to stone or tiled floors.
Whether sending a cowhide rug to a buyer, as a house warming gift to loved one from another state or for any other purposes you might have, proper packing precautions must be followed to ensure that it arrives safely and free from any damage. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a cowhide rug.
The best way to ship cowhide is to roll and place it inside a mailing tube. Rolling the rug will prevent creases and fold from forming, thereby ensuring the the rug will arrive in the best condition possible. Mailing tubes come in various sizes and you can choose one that can snugly accommodate your rolled cowhide rug. You can cut to size tubes that are too long for your cowhide rug. Read more →
In this age of eoks and internet, textbooks are still primary educational tools that students can’t live without. Many enterprising students sell their old textbooks in online auction sites and earn a few bucks in the process. Others give them out to family or friends who might have the need for them or donate them to libraries or charitable institutions just to clean up clutter from their bookshelves.
But textbooks are bulky and heavy items that could be expensive to send via the conventional shipping methods. Here are some tips on how to ship textbooks without spending too much. Read more →
Rocking horses are traditional children’s toys, usually shaped like a horse and mounted on rockers similar to a rocking chair. They are made from different materials including wood, leather and plastic. There are also plush rocking horses which look like stuffed animals mounted on wooden rocker base. Some even feature real horse hair for the mane and tail.
Today, rocking horses are not only considered as kids’ toys. They have now become a much sought after home decorations, particularly the vintage wooden ones. Antique hand-crafted rocking horses are highly collectible and can fetch huge amounts among collectors. Read more →
Fishing flies, or fly lures, are artificial fishing lures usually used in the sport of fly fishing. They can be made from a variety of materials such as furs, feathers or thread, that are constructed by procedures called fly tying. These artificial fishing flies are made to look like fish prey such as insects, crustaceans, worms, baitfish, and even birds, which are tied to fish hooks and then attached to fishing lines to serve as bait. Fly tying has become a lucrative business among hobbyists who sell their creations to fly fishing enthusiasts around the world.
Because of materials used, fishing flies can get easily deformed, or even damaged, if not properly packed for shipping. A deformed artificial fly might not attract fishes during fly fishing. Some fly lures are also very small and could easily get lost if not properly packaged. Thus, it is important to properly pack fishing flies when shipping to ensure that they arrive safely and in good condition. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship fishing flies. Read more →
Toy collecting is undeniably one of the most popular hobbies today. For some, trading toys has become a lucrative business with hard-to-find and collectible items fetching for thousands of dollars! Rare and vintage pieces in mint condition that come in their original boxes are most sought after by serious collectors even if they cost an arm and a leg! Because their boxes are considered important as the toys themselves, proper packing must be observed when shipping these valuable items to prevent any unwanted damage on both the toys and their boxes. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship boxed toys to ensure that they arrive intact and free from damages.
To ensure that your boxed toy is properly packed for shipping, you will need the following materials: Read more →