For non-DIY service, we require that 15+ boxes be palletized. This is a more effective method of transporting many boxes across a long distance. Our carriers can take care of that for you.
Crating is the preferred method for packing large, valuable, oddly shaped, or especially fragile items. Because the crate helps keep items more stable and protected than sturdy cardboard boxes. Some items you may need to crate prior to shipment include statues, dollhouses, artwork, curio cabinets, and grandfather clocks. Or those with marble or glass details. TSI can arrange to have items custom crated on-site at your home or business.
We offer our customers discounted shipping rates because we ship boxes, crates, and pallets by freight. Shipping your goods via freight is ideal when you have too many boxes for UPS but not enough to fill an entire moving truck. Our thoroughly vetted movers keep your boxes safe during transit and do it at competitive rates.
Call our logistics specialists to get a fast and affordable shipping quote, or request an online quote. We will clearly explain how we ship your items and answer any questions you may have. You can also purchase packing supplies here.
What can I pack in a box for shipping?
Clothes, dishes, pots & pans, knick knacks, and small furniture items can all be safely packed into boxes for shipping. Your furniture and appliances should always be blanket wrapped (or crated) and shipped using White Glove services.
If you have a lot of items in varying sizes and need several boxes, our flat rate box-and-ship solution is based on the number of boxes you need to ship 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. All you have to do is pack them up!
How do I choose the right box for shipping my items?
Using the right box is essential for keeping your items safe during transport. Follow these tips when choosing and packing boxes:
• Purchase new boxes for fragile or valuable items. Used boxes are more likely to tear or sustain damage in transit.
• Sturdy used boxes can be used for soft, unbreakable items like clothes or linens.
• Don’t use boxes that are too large. Empty space allows your items to shift during transit and may cause damage. If your boxes are too large, use clothing, linens, packing paper, or bubble wrap to fill empty spaces.
• Make sure you use heavy-duty double-walled boxes for large, fragile, and heavy items.
Where is the best place to get packing supplies?
The best place to get packing supplies depends on what supplies you need. New boxes and packing materials can be purchased from storage companies and DIY movers. If you’re moving your entire household, you can also purchase a moving kit that contains everything you’ll need to pack your belongings. TSI sells moving kits here. We ship them right to your door, making this all-in-one solution as simple and straightforward as possible.
If you need help packing your belongings, check out our blog for detailed packing tips and advice.
Our shipping specialists are also here to walk you through the entire process, including finding the right packaging materials for your shipment and ensuring your boxes are secure and ready for transport. Don’t hesitate to ask them for packing advice by calling us at 1-800-626-1257.