Shipping large household goods can be easy if you know what to expect. First, you will want to decide whether you will ship your item by freight or through a moving service. Learn more about the difference between freight shipping and traditional moving services, here. Most household items can be shipped using either type of transportation service, so choose the kind that is best for you.
Next, you will need to choose a shipping company that is right for you. Make sure to check their authority, insurance and experience, as this person will be responsible for making sure your item arrives on time and in good shape! uShip provides detailed customer feedback regarding a company’s past performance, so there is more to consider than just getting quotes from cheap movers.
Before you ship your household items, you will need to prepare it properly for transport. If you’ve decided to ship your item via freight services check out our Ultimate Freight Guide for tips on properly preparing your freight shipment. If you're shipping valuables or fragile items, visit our fragile shipping guide for insider tips on How To Properly Package Your Fragile Items.
For some of the more common household items that are shipped, we’ve come up with some handy guides that will help you prepare your furniture for shipping, how to ship boxes correctly, properly preparing major appliances and packing home electronics. Also, take a look at our cost-to-ship household items page for better insight into the shipping process.