Move Smart! Learn Basic Moving Facts! Don't Make Foolish Mistakes!
Just a little amount of reading can prevent you from wasting time and money.
Just learning some basic hints and tricks can be very valuable.
Read all of the following moving tips.
Better yet, buy a "How to" book like the popular "Dummies" series.
These types of books provide a huge amount of necessary moving information.
Many of these books are sold in
Amazon's Library of Moving Books.
Shipping boxes with movers normally requires a weight minimum of 500 lbs.
Remember, your boxes for shipping must be very well packed, as they will get bounced around.
• For less than 500 lbs you may want to consider shipping boxes through a package service such as UPS and FedEx. By packing your items securely you can have these package services deliver your contents to your new location. Most carriers will deliver anywhere in the country in less than a week's time.
Door to door delivery for shipping boxes is available with ground service being the cheapest way to ship. Both UPS and FedEx will pick-up at a home or apartment. Home pick-ups are not by appointment, so you might end up waiting a while for the truck.
You can also save time (and a little money) by dropping the boxes off at a customer counter.
- FedEx has customer counters at many locations throughout the USA. Payment by credit card only.
- UPS has customer counters at each of their terminals. Payment by check or credit card.
Retail locations such as Mailboxes, Staples, etc. also accept packages for package services but they do add a surcharge for their troubles.
If you have further questions or comments about shipping boxes, go to the moving blog to search the archives for more answers, post your questions and share your experiences. The moving community would love to hear from you! ↑Top