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Shipping Resources, Guides & Tips

Make sure your belongings arrive safely at their new destination with our shipping resources, shipping guides, and shipping tips.

What’s the Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture Cross Country?

Posted on Jul 09, 2018

Whether you’re moving, settling an estate, or gifting furniture to far-flung friends and family, sending belongings across the country can feel like an ordeal. There are a number of ways you can transport furniture, and which one is the most affordable will depend on a few different variables.

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Best Practices for Shipping a Large Area Rug

Posted on May 13, 2016

Packing an area rug may be fairly straightforward—often, all you have to do is roll it up, wrap it, and tie it. But moving that heavy, bulky area rug is a whole different story. Keep reading to get our tips for the best way to ship a rug.

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How To Ship Appliances

Posted on May 18, 2016

It’s important to know how to ship appliances properly in order to make sure they reach their destination in the same condition they left. In this article, we’ll look at tip for moving appliances and focus on some of the hardest-to-handle items.

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How To Ship A Glass Table

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

Clearly, there is a right way and a wrong way to ship a table with a glass top. Learn how to pack and ship a glass table correctly so it arrives at your destination in one piece.

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The Difference Between Air Freight And Ground Freight Shipping

Posted on May 27, 2016

Do you need to ship large, heavy items across the country? You might know that freight can be shipped by air or ground, but may not know how to decide which of these options is the best for you. Read on to learn all about the basics of ground and air freight shipping.

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How To Prepare a Pallet for Shipping: 12 Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

Pallets are typically shipped through less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. To help make sure your pallet is securely packed and prepared, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common pallet shipping mistakes—and how you can avoid them.

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How to Ship a Treadmill

Posted on Jan 04, 2013

Do you know how to safely ship your exercise equipment? In this article, we’ll provide several pointers to make the job easier and safer, and to help make sure you can resume your exercise routine immediately and seamlessly when your treadmill or elliptical reaches its destination.

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How To Ship Tools While Saving Money

Posted on Mar 07, 2015

Whether you’re moving cross country or to another state, one of the most important items you will need when moving is your tools. The never know when a house might need some repairs, upgrades, or even a few updates—either way, you will need your tools and shipping them is often cheaper than buying new ones.

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7 Rules for Cold Weather Shipping and Moving

Posted on Dec 10, 2018

If you’re planning a winter relocation or have cargo to ship during cold weather, follow these rules to make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible.

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Consolidated Freight vs. Parcel Shipping

Posted on May 13, 2019

The choice between parcel or freight services isn’t always clear. Take a closer look at the differences between parcel shipping and consolidated freight.

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