Renting a truck or trailer is typically the cheapest way to ship furniture. Shipping and freight services are rarely the most cost-effective option when transporting heavier items like couches and beds. When using out-of-state moving services, comparing rates and negotiating for services may produce significant savings.
Shipping furniture is often expensive due to the size and weight of individual pieces. While several courier services and airlines provide freight and cargo shipping services suitable for larger items, renting and transporting a trailer, van or truck is often the cheapest way to ship furniture. Discarding unwanted pieces and shipping lighter items are also effective ways to reduce transport costs.