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Have you fallen in love with a piece of furniture while on vacation? Are you shipping one piece of furniture to a client? While we often think of using moving services for large-scale furniture collections, they’re also ideal for shipping one piece of furniture. Whether it has sentimental value or is an antique, using a professional shipping service like 1 Stop Pack ‘n Ship ensures that your furniture is safe and secure during its journey to its new home.
As buying furniture online becomes more popular, we’re seeing an increase in customers looking to ship one piece of furniture – often a larger piece. You might be wondering; how do you ship one piece of furniture?
Whether your furniture is travelling within Washington DC or across the country, we’re here to help. 1 Stop Pack ‘n Ship has been offering international and domestic shipping and moving services since 1984 – making us an industry leader in furniture shipping.
Different shipping services for one piece of furniture
The good news about shipping one piece of furniture is that you can take advantage of a number of services. There are three main shipping options available to you if you’re planning to ship one piece of furniture.
You can send your furniture as a standard parcel through your local postal service, such as USPS. This option is only practical if your furniture is on the smaller size due to weight restrictions. While this may seem like the most inexpensive option, you may have to pay a hefty fee for insurance and your furniture won’t receive the same care during transport as using a professional moving service.
If your furniture is high-valued, customized, or antique, we recommend using our white glove service. Our team of moving professionals will go into your home in the Washington DC and Virginia area – or that of your furniture seller – to help securely pack your furniture and see it right from its current home to its new home. This service is an investment but gives you extra peace of mind and limits any damage that might occur to your furniture during transit.
The best all-round method of shipping one piece of furniture is by using LTL freight. With less-than-truckload [LTL] shipping, you’ll usually be the one to oversee the packaging of your item. Alternatively, the seller of your furniture will oversee it. If you’re buying from a professional furniture reseller or antique store, they’ll usually have the skills and knowledge to securely package your furniture for transport. With LTL freights, your furniture will move from one truck to the next until it reaches its destination.
What is the best way to ship one piece of furniture?
We’d recommend ruling out traditional postal services for shipping one piece of furniture. If you’ve ever received a damaged Amazon box or lost a parcel, you’ll know how unreliable your local postal service can be with packages of all size.
It’s best to opt for a professional moving service. You’re guaranteed a more secure method of transport, as well as hands-on customer service. At 1 Stop Pack ‘n Ship, we offer GPS tracking as standard with our shipments, giving you ultimate peace of mind as your furniture moves across the country.
If you’re working on a budget or are looking to transport a heavier piece of furniture, you might decide to use LTL freight shipping. This option is ideal if you’re working with a furniture store or antique dealer, who will usually be able to correctly package your furniture in a crate for added security.
Above all, the safest option for shipping your furniture is to use a home delivery or white glove service. With this option, our team will oversee the packaging and delivery of your furniture, overseeing it every step of the way. We offer our white glove service across Washington DC and Virginia.
How to ship a single piece of wooden furniture
One of the biggest home décor trends right now is handcrafted wooden furniture. Whether you’re ordering from a marketplace, a furniture store, or a private seller, wooden furniture can be some of the heaviest and largest furniture to ship. Whether it’s a crib, couch, or table, wooden furniture has a uniqueness to it that makes it difficult to repair and replace.
If you’ve had your furniture custom made by an artisan, you’ll want to take extra care to ensure that it arrives to you safely. Our door-to-door service allows us to securely move your wooden furniture from one location to the next with guaranteed on-time delivery and added package security, including GPS tracking.
How to ship a second-hand furniture piece
Another growing trend within home décor is second-hand or pre-loved furniture. You might have come across your dream piece in an auction house or estate sale somewhere else in Washington DC or further afield. With 1 Stop Pack ‘n Ship, you can get your second-hand furniture piece securely from the seller to your home.
Most second-hand furniture is one-of-a-kind or rare, making it difficult to replace or repair if anything was to happen to it during transport. You want to avoid using local postal services for second-hand furniture and instead invest in our domestic shipping services.
What makes 1 Stop Pack ‘n Ship different is that we specialize in shipping antiques, high-value artworks, and furniture. We’ll give your second-hand furniture the attention it deserves to see it safely from the seller’s property to your home.
How much does it cost to ship one piece of furniture?
There’s no standard price for shipping one piece of furniture. The cost will differ depending on each individual piece. The factor that will most impact the cost of shipping your furniture will be the distance it needs to travel. You can usually take advantage of several shipping methods, including freight shipping if you’re moving furniture internationally.
After this, the size and weight of your furniture will determine the price. The best way to get an accurate idea of the cost of shipping your furniture is to speak directly to our team. If you have this information available, they’ll be able to provide you with a free quote and talk you through the different shipping options available for your furniture.
At 1 Stop Pack ‘n Ship, we offer cargo and freight shipping, along with both domestic and international shipping for furniture. You can find out the cost of shipping a single piece of furniture by contacting our team at 877-762-3715. Our team will be happy to give you a free, no-obligation quote and assist you with any questions you have about using our shipping service.