Cheapest Shipping Option For Large and Heavy Items

Feb 2, 2023

Thrifting and furniture hunting is all fun and games until you find the perfect piece that’s hundreds of miles away. Instead of passing it off or driving miles to move it, consider shipping it instead. Traditional shipping service providers will quote you thousands to move large and heavy items. There’s a new player in shipping, and it’s not FedEx, UPS, or USPS. Use a U-Box container and U-Haul moving supplies for the cheapest way to ship oversized and heavy packages out of state and beyond.

U-Box: Ship & Store

Shipping heavy items and large pieces, like furniture, require the right equipment. U-Box containers can handle up to 2,000 lbs. with 257 cu. ft. of space available to stack and position your items. The interior dimensions are:

  • Length*: 95″ or 7’11” (241 cm)
  • Width: 56″ or 4’8″ (142 cm)
  • Height*: 83 ½” or 6’11 ½” (212 cm)
  • Diagonal: 110 ½” or 9’2 ½” (280 cm)
  • *T & U models are 91.5″ in length and 77″ in height

U-Box containers are easily transported to your home and can be stored on site, for as long as you like while you pack your items inside. Then, when it’s ready, it will be picked up and transported out of state or even out of the country! There’s a reason why Forbes ranked it #1 for moving.

Protection When You Ship Oversized & Heavy Items

Two dozen moving pads are provided with each U-Box conatiner.

Protecting your valuables is critical when shipping one-of-a-kind and expensive pieces. Luckily, when you use U-Box containers to ship oversized and heavy items, two dozen moving pads will be provided at no extra cost to fill in the extra spaces within your U-Box. This will prevent shifting during transit, giving you peace of mind that everything will get to the destination safely.

Use a mirror and picture box for protection when you ship oversized and heavy items.
Mirror & Picture Box Kit

You may want to consider other moving supplies if you need to move items in bulk or give fragile items extra protection. U-Haul has a box for everything, including TV’s, books, and more. Boxes are durable as put to the test by the U-Haul Small Box. It became crushed after 721 lbs. (and retained an elasticity that molded it back to its original shape), whereas its competitor crumpled after 409 lbs. This is great for stacking your boxes within your U-Box container.

Need Some Help Loading?

U-Haul made shipping easier for your bulky and heavier items but now you face the challenge of loading it into your U-Box. Don’t worry, we also have a solution: MovingHelp. It is an online marketplace that connects you to local, affordable moving companies. Find MovingHelp providers that meet your needs when you sort search results by overall rating, lowest cost, and services offered. Reserve them by the hour, starting at two hours, to get just the right amount of help to move your oversized and heavy items.

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