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Asked by Leslie

January 2, 2021 under Others

Here we are going to identify a few cheap ways in which we can move our furniture.

Answered by Staff Writer

February 1, 2022

cheapest way to move furnitureMoving furniture is one of the most complicated parts of a move until you know the right technique. While deciding how to move furniture it becomes important to identify the tasks which you can execute on your own. Also, you need to identify what tasks you might need assistance with like taking furniture apart, picking up, and loading bulky items.

If you need to move your furniture across the country, more than likely you would need the help of professional movers or friends who have the right experience to move furniture. First, you need to decide what kind of movers you will need and then explore the ways by which you can minimize your cost.

The cheapest way to move your furniture interstate

We recommend four important methods which you can use for moving your furniture to another state cheaply.

  • Self-moving service- You may just have to load the furniture into the moving truck and the professional drivers will move it to your new location. In most cases the transit time is short, and it is most suitable when you have to move items from a single room. This method is feasible, and the best part is that you don't have to drive the cargo van.
  • Moving companies- There are a few companies that will collect a piece of furniture from your house and drop it off at your new location. In a nutshell, it’s a kind of ride-sharing for bulky items. You will pay a price depending on the distance of your new home and the size of your products. During the transit, your items might be shifted from one transport to another which will increase their chance of getting damaged.
  • Parcel shipments- With this option, you need to pack your furniture in a box and take it to the shipping shop. This is the cheapest option only if you need to move just a single piece of it because the price you need to pay will depend on the size and weight of these items. Also, you need to buy sufficient packing supplies to box your furniture properly, which makes it costly for large furniture.
  • Rental truck- It can be an affordable option if you need to move from one state to another state because the distance would be shorter than 200 miles. You will have to load the furniture into the moving truck and drive it yourself to the new location. Apart from this, you will have to pay the fuel charges which makes it costly for a long-distance move.

If you opt for the self-moving service option, U-Pack could be the best choice. They will deliver the necessary equipment to your house, and you will have to load the furniture as small as five linear into one ReloCube container or moving trailer. The furniture will be delivered to your new location within 2-5 business days.

How do you move furniture cheaply across the country?

  • Professional Movers- The cheapest way to move furniture across the country would be to hire low-budget furniture moving companies.
  • Pods or shipping containers- Usually, a shipping container or a POD would be sent near the entrance of your house. You will have a specific timeslot within which you must load your furniture or other items into it. The company will reach the location at the fixed time and drive the moving container to your new location. This method is ideal for moving a four-bedroom house so you shouldn’t opt for it if you must make a small move.
  • Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping- This is one of the cheapest options to move your furniture cross-country as they collect multiple shipments to deliver at locations around the same direction. Since the moving truck will make a few halts and change the vehicles multiple times it isn’t possible to give an exact date of delivery. If you are not in a hurry, consider choosing this option without any hesitation.


It must be stressful for you to move heavy furniture by yourself but most of the time the budget of professional movers is so high that we can't afford them. We have recommended a few options above which you need to check out and choose the method which best fulfills your needs.

For example, choosing truck rental as an option seems appropriate for an interstate move but it would get costly if you are making a cross-country move. So, it’s important to consider your situation before you choose a cheap method for moving your furniture.

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