How To Ship A Few Pieces Of Furniture – What Are My Options?


If you have a few pieces of valuable heirloom furniture that you’d like to ship, you may not really be sure what your options are. Can you send it through UPS or another parcel carrier? Hire a furniture mover? Let’s explore your options in more detail.

  1. Rent A Van Or Truck To Move Your Furniture Yourself

If you don’t live too far away from the place where your furniture is being stored or the place you need to take it, you have the option of renting a truck, van, or trailer to go and move the furniture yourself.

However, if you live more than a day’s drive to and from the furniture, this may be a lot more expensive and inconvenient, since you’ll need to rent the truck or van for multiple days, pay for lodging and meals, and spend a lot of time driving to and from the location of your furniture.

  1. Use A Container Moving Company Like PODS

PODS and similar container moving companies let you get a container shipped to your home. Then, you can load the furniture into the container, which will be picked up and then delivered to your desired location. If you can handle moving the furniture yourself, this is a pretty good option, and it’s fairly cost-effective and convenient. You should learn how much do PODS costs for moving?

  1. Ship Your Furniture With A Parcel Service

You can ship some types of furniture with UPS, FedEx, and other parcel services. This is only an option with smaller pieces of furniture that can be easily disassembled and packed into a box for shipping.

Delivery is typically very fast, but this is also usually the most expensive option on this list, so it’s not practical if you are shipping more than one or maybe two pieces of furniture.

  1. Work With A Mover For LTL (Less Than Truckload) Shipping

While lots of movers only offer full truckload shipping for your stuff, movers like Three Men And A Truck also offer LTL (Less Than Truckload) shipping to affordably ship across the country.

Basically, this means that your shipment will share a van or a truck with shipments from other people that are going to a similar location. The truck will stop at multiple places throughout its journey and drop off the furniture and other items at the specified locations.

This usually takes longer than the other options on this list, and the arrival dates of your furniture may be a little bit less precise, but it’s very cost-effective and convenient.

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Contact Three Men And Truck To Ship Your Furniture Today!

We offer cost-effective LTL shipping services for small shipments of furniture and other items at Three Men And A Truck. This makes it easy to ship valuable furniture anywhere in the US. To learn more about how shipping furniture works, contact us online or give us a call at (888) 908-6496.

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at

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