Fly-by-night companies take advantage of young college students by offering low teaser rates then piling on hidden fees after the contract is signed. With TSI, you get one flat rate—as long as your weight and dimension estimates are accurate, the quote you get is the price you pay, whether you’re shipping a few boxes to a dorm or an entire household’s worth of furniture and belongings to off-campus housing.
Our Economy moving service is ideal for moving boxes packed with household goods long distance. When our driver arrives, you’ll help load your goods onto the truck. Upon arrival, your goods are dropped off curbside. On a tight schedule? Ask about our Economy Select and Economy Plus options.
Moving furniture or just don’t want to do the packing yourself? Let our two-person moving crew prepare your furniture for you with our White Glove moving service. Our professional college movers will safely load everything onto the truck and head off towards your college or university. Upon arrival, simply tell our movers where you want your goods.
Do you have several small items that need to be shipped to your student's college dorm room but don’t have packing materials? Our box-and-ship DIY solution with flat rate pricing is based on the number of boxes you need shipped and the service level you choose. We'll send you the empty boxes to fill up, then come get them and deliver them to their destination. Check out all of our boxes plans here.
What’s the easiest way to do a college move?
Moving to college can be an exciting but daunting process. The best way to get a good head start is to plan your move properly. Make sure you sit down with your college student and make a list of everything they need to start the school year off right. Delegate tasks, set deadlines, and buy the needed items early to avoid any last minute complications. Stay on track with our college moving timeline and checklist.
Need more assistance? Take a look at our free online college packing checklist for more information on what exactly you should pack.
How should I pack my items for a college move?
Some of your child’s items can be shipped separately ahead of their actual moving day. This is usually the ideal service for pre-packed boxes and any furniture they may need if they plan to live off campus. Our packing guide can assist you with packing those college essentials safely and effectively. TSI can also provide you with packing supplies.
FedEx, UPS, and USPS will all ship boxes, but depending on how many boxes you’re sending, how large they are, and whether you’re shipping furniture as well, TSI’s freight services usually turn out to be the most affordable option for long distance college moves.
Need boxes or other packing essentials? TSI has got you covered with our packing supplies.
How long will it take to ship my items?
If you are moving both furniture and boxes using consolidated freight shipping like TSI’s, you can expect it to take 1-3 weeks for pickup and up to 4 additional weeks for delivery. If your pickup and destination locations are in well-traveled areas, this timeline could be much quicker. TSI also offers priority pickup options if you are moving on a short timeline.
FedEx, UPS, and USPS will ship boxes faster than consolidated freight, but boxes are often smaller and they will cost more to ship per box.
If you’re shipping your college student’s belongings across the country, check out our cross country college moving guide for more guidance.
How do I ship fragile items?
The best way to ship fragile items to another state depends on the size, weight, and value of the item being shipped. Single small items are best shipped using post or parcel shipping services, but for large or heavy shipments like boxed goods or artwork, , freight shipping is your best option.
TSI’s White Glove shipping service removes the stress of packing and transporting fragile and valuable items across states. This service comes with free in-home delivery, along with the preparation of your goods for transport.