Even well-made furniture is surprisingly fragile, and contingency plans take on new significance when traveling across the nation. Moving anything long distance can feel like a gamble, but with the correct mindset, equipment, plan, and a little luck, it can go just as well as a local move.
What’s the Best Way To Ship Furniture?
As you might expect, how you chose to move your furniture will have an impact on how you prepare it for the voyage to your new and lovely house. Consider the amount of furniture you need to move, your budget, and how much time and work you’re willing and able to put in.
If you have a lot of large furniture pieces (especially things like a piano) that you think will be difficult to move on your own, you may want to look into traditional movers. This method is effective, but it is pricey and hazardous.
In fact, damage and loss claims in the full-service industry account for around 20% of total claims. This is due to the fact that objects may be unloaded and reloaded multiple times during their voyage, or they may even be shipped with other people’s belongings. I
Hire a Freight Company To Ship Your Furniture
You can also engage a freight shipping firm to transport your furniture over large distances. You will have two shipping options: LTL (less-than-truck-load) and FTL (full-truck-load), which will affect your pricing, shipping time, level of security, and other aspects. Whereas LTL shipments may be transferred numerous times during transport, FTL shipments remain on the same vehicle the entire time, which reduces the risk of damage or loss greatly.
A fair rule of thumb is that if you have a lot of furniture that needs delicate handling and you need to transport it long-distance quickly, FTL is usually the best option – albeit it will cost you more. On the other hand, if you’re only transporting a few pieces of furniture and it doesn’t matter when they arrive at their new location, LTL should suffice.