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Personalized Solutions for Residential Moving & Shipping

Whether you’re moving an entire household, one or two pieces of furniture, or a few large boxes, TSI makes it easy to move or ship household items long distance. With our nationwide network of professional moving partners, TSI’s expert problem solvers specialize in creating customized plans for moving residential items, with a unique specialty in small moves.

Some of TSI’s moving options include professional packing and preparation to ensure your items arrive undamaged, including custom crating and climate-controlled trucks if needed. Need to move or ship household items into or out of storage, from multiple origins to a single destination, or from a single origin to multiple destinations? We can help with that too. Request a moving quote for more information. We can move or ship items across the country or any distance longer than 150 miles, including:

Customer Opinions Matter

They help us serve you better. See what our customers have to say about our residential moving and shipping services below. You can read more reviews here

The pickup was arranged and executed as planned. TSI wanted to deliver before we were at the receiving location but accommodated our request for a later date. We were impressed with the protective wrappings on the loveseat on arrival.

Robert C. - IL shopper_approved

I scheduled pick up for my grandfather clock in California and they arrived on time. After carefully loading my clock into the van, they took it to the shop for crating and from there it was shipped to Massachusetts. They called the day… More ›

Beverly M. tsi

excellent and clear communication. not the cheapest option, but you get what you pay for.

Tom W. - NY shopper_approved

TSI’s Moving Services & Options

TSI’s moving services are based on what and how many items you’re shipping, how far they need to go, and how quickly you need them to arrive. If you are moving an entire home long distance or need faster delivery, Full Service Expedited is often the best option. If you are shipping a small load, our logistics experts will likely recommend the White Glove Consolidated moving service. To ship packed boxes only (no furniture), our Box-And-Ship program is the most cost-effective choice. 

The exact cost of your residential move or shipment will depend on the size and number of items you’re shipping, the distance they will travel, and any special considerations such as access limitations or fragile items with glass or delicate components.

Full Service Expedited

  • Expedited timing
  • Full professional packing
  • Indoor pickup and delivery
  • Full valuation protection insurance

White Glove Consolidated

  • Professional preparation of the furniture
  • Indoor pickup and delivery
  • Limited liability coverage

Box-And-Ship Program

  • Empty boxes delivered to you
  • Door-to-door pickup and delivery of packed boxes
  • $100 of insurance per box

Residential Moves and Shipments FAQ's

What is a “household move”?

A move is considered a household move when you are moving your home base completely from one place to another. It will typically include all of your furniture, decor, household goods, artwork, clothing, books, sporting and lawn equipment, and more. Small household moves typically weigh at least 500 lbs, but larger moves can be much higher in weight—sometimes up to 20,000 lbs. 

TSI specializes in small moves (less than 3,500 pounds). We can help organize and ship all kinds of items, including living room furniture, grand pianos, and large appliances. We can also ship antiques or art pieces, as well as large instruments.

How much does it cost to ship a whole household?

Many factors go into actual pricing of household moves. As a very rough benchmark, here are some estimates for pricing. A move of about 1,000 pounds (a couple of rooms of items) going 1,000 miles would be in the range of $2500; 3,000 pounds (2 bedroom apt) going 1,000 miles would be in the range of $4800; and 5,000 pounds of stuff (full small house) would be about $6500.

What is the best way to pack small household items?

There are many things to consider when packing small items, particularly how fragile they are. Use only high quality boxes and plenty of packing paper and/or bubble wrap, and take care that all space within the box is adequately filled to avoid crushing. For specific tips and tricks, check out TSI’s detailed room by room packing guides. You can also visit our Moving Supplies shop to order kits that meet the needs of your move.

What packing supplies do I need to pack my items for shipment?

Prior to packing up your personal items, you will want to be sure you have: 

  • Sturdy, strong boxes

  • Packing paper

  • Bubble wrap

  • A high quality tape gun with refills

  • Permanent markers and labels to clearly mark your boxes and keep things organized

  • Scissors 

  • Hand towels and bath towels to protect especially fragile pieces, as well as fill in boxes that have extra space. 

For artwork and other specialty pieces, you will need specific boxes and protection. Get our tips and tricks in our Room by Room Packing GuideWe also offer supplies through our website here.

Get Your Residential Move Started

Request a moving quote online to see your moving options and get instant pricing for residential moves and shipments. One of our logistics experts will reach out to get all the details about your antique shipment, including details about each piece, final destination requirements, pickup conditions, and more.

Resources for residential moves and shipments

Still have some questions about your move or shipment? Check out our resources below.

How to ship large boxes

We tell you the best way to ship large boxes

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How Do I Ship That?

Learn what shipping methods are available to you

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TSI Packing Guide

Discover how to avoid mistakes and properly pack each item

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