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How to Ship a Music Box

A music box is a device which automatically plays music when wound. It first appeared during the 19th century in Switzerland and came in all shapes and sizes. The box create music when the raised pins on a rotating metal (usually brass) cylinder hit the teeth of a steel comb causing them to vibrate and…

January 1, 2014
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How to Ship Dried Insects

Insects are fascinating creatures. Many people are attracted to their unique appearance and vibrant colors. In fact, insect collecting has been around since the Victorian era and remains a very popular educational hobby up to the present. When properly preserved or dried, insects can be pinned and framed for display. Their hard exoskeletons do not…

November 11, 2013
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How to Ship a Radiator

Radiators are used for cooling automobile engines to prevent overheating. They are typically made from metals such as brass, copper or aluminum. These type of materials are not very sturdy and can easily be bent out of shape. When shipping radiators, dents and other damages can be prevented by protecting it from impact. Here are…

September 26, 2013
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How to Ship Raw Fleece

Fleece is the wooly fiber obtained from the external coating of  sheep. The fleece is collected through a process called shearing, during which the fleece is carefully cut off of the sheep. The fleece is then skirted to get rid of less desirable areas such as the belly, leg, face and head. Once ready, the…

September 25, 2013
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How to Ship a Bobblehead Doll

A bobblehead doll, also called nodder or wobbler, is a collectible toy usually depicting animals, cartoon characters, sports personalities and popular celebrities. Custom-made bobblehead dolls are also a favorite gift item and are made in the likeness of the recipient. The head of a bobblehead doll is often oversized and is connected to the body…

September 17, 2013
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How to Ship a Motorcycle Helmet

A motorcycle helmet is an important protective head gear that every rider should wear. Laws that require every motorcycle rider and passenger to wear helmets whenever they ride are enforced to prevent motorbike crash-related injuries and deaths. According to studies, helmets are estimated to prevent 37 percent of crash deaths among motorcycle riders and 41…

September 4, 2013
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How to Pack and Ship Pocket Knives

Pocket knives can be safely shipped via the United States Postal Service without restrictions as long as they don’t fall under items “with a blade that opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button or other device in the handle, or by operations of inertia, gravity, or both, or with a detachable blade propelled…

August 26, 2013
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How to Ship Incense

Incense has been around since time immemorial. They were first used by early civilizations as part of sacrificial rituals, to counteract disagreeable odors, and even drive away demons. In ancient times, resins such as frankincense and myrrh, other aromatic plant matter and essential oils are the main ingredients in making incense. Modern-day incense are usually…

August 4, 2013
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How to Ship Walkers and Other Mobility Aids

Whether sending a walker to an aunt with arthritis or a pair of crutches to a friend who injured a knee, shipping mobility aids and walking devices is a simple task that can be accomplished without any glitches as long as proper packing techniques are employed.  Here are some practical tips on how to properly…

July 26, 2013
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How to Ship Rose Cuttings

Most rose varieties are easily propagated by cuttings. Mailing cuttings is an easy and inexpensive way to share roses to friends, relatives and other gardening enthusiasts.  The key to successfully shipping rose cuttings is to keep the cut tips moist.  It is also best to ship rose cuttings during cooler weather to prevent them from…

July 23, 2013
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How to Ship Pens

Pens come in a variety of forms and sizes. The ubiquitous ballpoint pen is usually made of plastic and cheaper than the more complicated fountain pen. Some fountain pens are valued for their precision writing performance and are made from high value materials such as precious metals. Luxury pens feature very intricate designs and are…

July 16, 2013
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How to Ship Hubcaps

Hubcaps, also called wheel cover or wheel trim, are decorative disks attached on car wheels. They can be made from stainless steel, aluminum, carbon fiber and even plastic. If you are planning to ship hubcaps, here are some tips to consider to ensure that they arrive without any damage. Hubcaps are pretty sturdy but still…

July 7, 2013
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How to Ship Antique Clocks

Antique and specialty clocks, such as Ships Bell Clocks, can get very expensive. They are known for their precise time-keeping capabilities and exquisite craftsmanship, making them highly attractive among collectors. Because of their age and complicated mechanisms, these antique clocks are fragile and must be handled with utmost care when being transported. When being shipped,…

June 26, 2013
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How to Ship Bumpers

Car bumpers are some of the most intimidating items to ship because of their sizes and shapes. They are so bulky and irregularly-shaped that its impossible to find a box which can accommodate such items and protect them against any damage such as scratches and dents during transit. However, it is not impossible to ship…

June 9, 2013
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How to Ship Bamboo Plants

Bamboo is one of the most interesting plants in the world. They are known as the largest species of grass and one of the fastest-growing plants on the planet. Furthermore, bamboo is known to produce the most oxygen and consumes more carbon dioxide than any other plant! Apart from its ornamental value in Asian-inspired gardens,…

June 6, 2013
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How to Ship a Hang Glider

A hang glider can be a pain to ship because of its mere size. Most gliders can be taken apart but they tend to be bulky even in their disassembled form. There are parts of the aluminum alloy frame that remain long after dis-assembly. Being over sized, expect additional shipping fees when transporting your glider…

June 5, 2013
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How to Ship an Archery Bow via USPS

Archery bows can be tedious to ship because of their shapes and lengths. Improperly packed, these devices can get damaged or even broken into irreparable pieces during transit. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship an archery bow to ensure its safe delivery. Using the USPS to ship this kind of…

May 30, 2013
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How to Ship an Espresso Machine

Espresso machines come in a variety of sizes from portable household varieties to commercial and professional systems which can cost thousands of dollars. Because of their complicated mechanisms and fragile parts,  these machines should be packed well before shipping to avoid any costly or irreparable damage. Here are some tips on how to properly pack…

May 29, 2013
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How to Ship a Saddle

If you are planning to ship a saddle to a buyer, loved one or for any other purpose, proper packing must be observed to ensure that it arrives in good condition and free from any damage.  Knowing how to pack a saddle yourself will also cut your shipping costs as carriers can charge exorbitant fees…

May 27, 2013
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How to Pack and Ship a Wooden Jewelry Box

If you are into crafting jewelry boxes from wood and want to send one to a buyer or as a gift to a loved one elsewhere, here are some helpful tips on how to properly pack and ship a wooden jewelry box to ensure that it arrives in the best condition possible. You can bring…

May 26, 2013
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