How to ship furniture like a pro

3 items of furniture up against a wall

Can you ship furniture?

Yes, furniture can be shipped. Most furniture stores offer delivery services, or you may be able to arrange for a shipping company to pick up and deliver the furniture to you.

The most common types of furniture that are shipped are beds, mattresses, couches, tables, chairs, dressers, and desks.

Overseas?

Yes, it is possible to ship furniture overseas. Shipping companies like FedEx and UPS offer international shipping services that can be used to send furniture to other countries.

How do I pack furniture for shipping?

Properly packing furniture for shipping is important to ensure that it arrives safely and in one piece.

  • Start by disassembling the furniture (if possible) and wrapping each piece individually in bubble wrap.
  • Place the wrapped pieces in a sturdy furniture cardboard box and fill any extra space with packing peanuts or newspaper, so that they don’t move in the box.
  • Securely tape the box shut, then place the label on the top of the box and address it.
  • Finally, contact a shipping company to arrange for the furniture to be picked up and delivered.

Shipping options?

Less than 150lbs

If your furniture weighs less than 150 lbs there are a few options for shipping. For instance FedEx Overnight. You can choose to have it delivered on a slower service which will be cheaper. FedEx offer Ground and Home Delivery

UPS require weight to be under 130lbs.

Over 150lbs

If you are shipping heavy furniture, you might be a business, you might need the items to be put on a pallet. You may require LTL freight.

LTL freight is short for “less-than-truckload” freight, meaning a shipment that is too small to fill an entire truck. These types of shipments are usually handled by freight carriers and are usually more cost-effective than regular truckload shipments.

Alternative methods for moving furniture long distances?

If you don’t want to ship your furniture, you can also move it long distances using a moving truck. You can either rent a truck yourself or hire a professional moving company to do it for you. Another option is to hire a furniture delivery service, which specializes in transporting furniture.

Is it safe to strap furniture to the roof of my car?

No, it is not safe to strap furniture to the roof of your car. Furniture can easily be damaged during transport, and it can also cause damage to your car and other drivers on the road. If you need to transport furniture, it is best to use a shipping company, like FedEx or UPS or a professional moving service.

Source:

https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/how-to-ship-furniture.html

https://www.ups.com/packaging/?loc=en_US

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