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Moving Just A Few Pieces of Furniture – Shipping Options?

Published on 2021-01-29

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. Moving just a few pieces of furniture home on your own can be quite a stressful process for the average person. You may be packing just one small item, moving it across town in a cross country move, or moving several large items from state to state or even country to country. Regardless of the move you are planning, moving just a few pieces of furniture in the house is still a big deal. Can you send it through UPS or another parcel carrier? Hire a furniture mover or small scale movers? Let’s explore your options in more detail.

Can You Hire Movers To Move Just Few Pieces Of Furniture

Yes, you can hire movers to move just one piece of furniture. Some movers specialize in moving just one or a few pieces of furniture. On the other hand, moving companies like Three Movers who have experience in making almost every type of move can also help you move just one piece of furniture. We have handled many big moves. When moving corporate offices, we have to move a lot of heavy furniture. So, moving just one piece of furniture is going to be a cake walk for our furniture movers.

How To Ship A Few Pieces Of Furniture

Analyze different moving options before deciding what’s best for you. Here are some good options to move just a  few pieces of furniture.

  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 moving one piece of furniture or more yourself.

However, if you live more than a day’s drive to and from the furniture or moving the furniture cross country, 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 few piece of 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 just a few 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 for moving a single or few piece of furniture, 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

There are small single item movers that provide furniture moving services that can help with moving a few pieces of furniture and you can contract it to a professional moving company as well. While lots of single furniture movers in the moving industry only offer full truckload shipping for your stuff, moving companies like Three Movers 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 moving companies 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 few piece of furniture may be a little bit less precise, but it comes with small moving costs and is also convenient.

Moving One Piece Of Furniture Long Distance

Moving one piece of furniture over a long distance doesn’t make sense unless the furniture is valuable. The furniture could either be costly or may have sentimental value. We also regularly move antique and rare furniture. To handle such a valuable item that may also be fragile, you need the help of reliable furniture moving company like Three Movers. If you don’t do so, you can face heavy monetary damage. 

The packing services we provide will make sure that your furniture will remain intact throughout the lengthy moving process. If are moving a piece of antique furniture that is quite fragile, we have enough materials like bubble wraps, styrofoam, e.t.c to keep them safe during the relocation. 

Usually, when people move a single piece of furniture, it is a large one. In such cases, disassembling the furniture is the best option. Our movers are capable of disassembling any type of furniture without any hassle. They will also help you reassemble the furniture once you reach your desired destination.

To make long distance interstate moves, a moving company needs to be registered with FMCSA ( Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ). It will also be easier if the movers have their own moving truck.

Moving One Piece Of Furniture Locally

Moving one piece of furniture locally is a lot easier and also a very common occurrence. In most cases, people hire professionals to move just a few pieces of furniture locally when they have just bought new furniture and want us to bring it to their home. When you hire our experienced furniture movers for such a job, they can also check the quality of the furniture for you.  If needed, we can also assemble your new furniture. 

We’re no minimum movers. This means that you will not be overpaying to move small furniture when you hire our professional movers.

Contact Three Men And Truck For Moving A Few Pieces Of Furniture!

We offer cost-effective LTL shipping services for small shipments of furniture and other items at Three Movers. This makes it easy to ship valuable furniture anywhere in the US.

Whether you are moving your furniture locally or long distance or making a cross country move, we can help. When moving with us, you can rest assured of a stress free moving experience and a guaranteed delivery date of all your belongings.

To learn more about how shipping furniture works, contact us online or give us a call at (888) 202-0036.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to move a few pieces of furniture?

In general, the average price for local movers is approximately between $60-$80 per hour. There may be a need to pay an additional disassembly charge and an additional cost for handling large items, too.

Do you have to dismantle furniture when moving?

Some furniture pieces should not be disassembled prior to moving. For those which can be disassembled, we strongly recommend doing this prior to the move. Furniture pieces that typically require dismantling include tables, bed frames, and sofas with a modular design.

What is the best way to wrap furniture when moving?

The use of bubble wrap as well as plastic sheets can be two of the most effective tools you have at your disposal for moving furniture safely. Make use of bubble wrap to protect wood furniture pieces that are delicate. Wraps of plastic or specifically made plastic sofa covers must be used to safeguard your furniture.

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 [email protected]

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