I need to ship a bunch of books internationally; is there a better option than USPS M-bags? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay
on Jul 16, 2013 -
My septuagenerian parents are moving about a van load of their belongs (computers, television, clothes, kitchen dishes, etc.) from coast to coast. Ideally, the company hired would come to their house and respectfully pack everything and then ship it across country where, once again, they would unpack everything.
Do you know of such a service?
(Related, but not exactly: do you recommend a service for moving a car – vehicle – cross country?)
posted by noway
on Jun 25, 2013 -
I'm trying to plan our move from Oahu back to Los Angeles. We have too much for airline baggage, but too little for a shipping container. We're selling all the furniture and big items, and planning to buy used replacements when we arrive. We're paring down our belongings as much as we can bear, but it's still not going to fit in airline baggage. I'm talking medium-value, medium-sized things like baking pans, shoes, small kitchen appliances, and books. What's the cheapest way to ship all this little stuff? [more inside]
posted by lostburner
on Mar 19, 2013 -
I'm looking for moving/shipping companies to send a couple of boxes of books & clothes from Australia to the USA (as I'm relocating). While requesting quotes, one company strongly suggested that I hire them to pack
my things for me as apparently US Customs get suspicious if the boxes were packed by the individual mover (me, in this case) rather than by a professional. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else and the US Customs website hasn't addressed this. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jul 1, 2012 -
Moving from Brooklyn, NY to San Diego, CA. Have about 10-15 large/heavy boxes to ship to CA. A few boxes are primarily books and DVDs. The others are clothes and shoes. Nothing super fragile. I don't have a car. What is the best/easiest/most affordable way to do this? Halp!
posted by blackcatcuriouser
on Jun 19, 2012 -
Shipping filter- Moving from Helsinki, Finland back to NY and struggling with getting my stuff shipped. [more inside]
posted by wile e
on Jun 11, 2012 -
I lived in LA several years ago and still have a storage locker there filled with my old stuff. Most of it is in moving boxes, but there's also a table in bubble-wrap. I want to move it all to a storage locker in Brooklyn, New York.
(1) I want to do this the cheapest way possible. I don't care how long it takes to get from Point A to Point B.
(2) I checked out the UPS and Fedex Freight sites but they're *extremely* confusing.
(3) I am only going to be in LA for THREE DAYS to arrange this so I need some method that can be concluded quickly.
(4) I am leaving for LA TONIGHT!
My thanks in advance to all you MeFiers for this very-last-minute question. :)
posted by laswingkid
on Jan 9, 2012 -
I feel overwhelmed, maybe because I am down with a bad cold, so I am hoping you can tell me how to get three bookshelves of books from CA to NYC. Constraints: cheaper is better, heavier is worse, and being home to get the packages is a serious challenge. Should I be shipping them in dozens of little boxes? Is there a better way? How am I ever going to get my collection out of my parents' basement and into my apartment? Like an adult? Move ALL the books? Cough cough help.
posted by prefpara
on Dec 30, 2011 -
UK to Europe: One Way Car Hire is it possible?
I want to move some personal effects with me from London to The Netherlands and thought I'd investigate One Way Car/Van Hire options but I can't seem to find anything. [more inside]
posted by mary8nne
on Aug 31, 2011 -
I'd like some suggestions on inexpensive but reliable shipping companies for shipping boxes from the US to Canada. [more inside]
posted by elisynn
on Aug 14, 2011 -
Shipping dilemma: I have 30-40 boxes at my house I need to ship via parcel post. I thought I could print the labels at home and then have them picked up for a fee by the post office, but I've hit a snag... [more inside]
posted by whoaali
on Jun 26, 2011 -
I'm moving from New York City to Oregon at the end of the year. What's the cheapest way for me to move all of my things--mostly books, papers, and clothing, enough to fill a 10-foot U-Haul van? [more inside]
posted by thecolor12
on Nov 7, 2010 -
My girlfriend and I are shipping all non fixtures from our 1 bedroom apartment across the country. We will not have a new address until after we move. What is the best way to ship everything? [more inside]
posted by 1awesomeguy
on Aug 11, 2010 -
I have a bunch of boxes. I want to ship them across the country and pick them up at the post office on the other end. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor
on Jul 28, 2010 -
What is the safest and cheapest way to ship 4-7 boxes (and possibly an iMac) overseas? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on May 23, 2010 -
I'm moving from Edmonton AB to Antigonish NS and need to ship some boxes (clothes, small furniture, etc). What're my options? [more inside]
posted by Miss Mitz
on May 1, 2010 -
Moving from Canada to England, need to ship one large trunk as cheaply as possible. Recommendations for companies/methods of doing this would be most appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Planet F
on Apr 16, 2010 -
I’m moving to Sweden from the US at the end of the summer. I’m hoping to spend the month of August kickin’ it around Europe, but I don’t want to bring all of my luggage with me during my trip. Here’s what I’m thinking. [more inside]
posted by hipersons
on May 27, 2009 -
What airlines will get me from Phoenix to New York City with three adult cats? Failing that, can you recommend anyone who does live animal shipment? [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme
on Sep 20, 2008 -
What is the most secure and cost effective way to start moving a small number of things to the US from France? [more inside]
posted by tip120
on Aug 18, 2008 -
This is my first real (cross-country) move. What are your best packing/moving strategies that I should adhere to? [more inside]
posted by Asherah
on Aug 2, 2008 -
Moving Grad-Students: Two of us are moving back to Ontario from Edmonton, Alberta. We need to ship ourselves and our stuff. Options include: buy a (cheapish) car/van and drive (we'd sell it upon arrival), one-way van rental (rather expensive?), fly and ship our stuff (Greyhound?). Any wisdom much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by rumbles
on Feb 3, 2008 -
Should I drive from Austin to Minneapolis to pick up a free car, and then drive it back to Austin spending approximately $380 on hotels and gas, or should I pay $750 to get the car shipped? [more inside]
posted by jeffxl
on Dec 25, 2007 -
Mailing a bed 2,000 miles- how can I do it, and is it even worth it? [more inside]
posted by doift
on Aug 12, 2007 -
What's the cheapest way to move a bunch of banker's boxes across the United States? I have 98 sealed banker's boxes full of books, papers, and a few durable household items in New York City and want to move them to San Francisco. What's the cheapest way to do that short of driving them across the country myself? USPS, UPS, Fedex, etc. all want to treat these as 98 parcels, which is prohibitively expensive. I could pay a moving company to do it, but that's also quite expensive -- and it's not like I need that kind of don't-scratch-my-antiques level of care anyway. Isn't there a cheaper way to get 98 uniform, nonfragile boxes across the country?
posted by gum
on Aug 1, 2007 -
What's the cheapest (but safe) way to ship several heavy boxes from the UK to Canada? [more inside]
posted by Marquis
on Nov 21, 2006 -
MovingFilter - Alright, Mefi, one last time. In about 24 hours, we need to load up our car with our worldy possesions and ship the rest for our move cross country. How best to ship about a dozen boxes of a standard size? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak
on Sep 28, 2006 -
Our furniture's fate hangs in the balance. In one month, we move on a shoestring. our shipment is too small too interest moving firms. Does anyone know how to get four pieces of furniture from Texas to Washington without blowing our budget? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak
on Aug 27, 2006 -
I'm moving from Prince George, BC, to London, Ontario, and need to transport a number of boxes. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Jul 23, 2006 -
Seeking recommendations for international shipping/moving companies. I have a small household's-worth to ship from California to the UK (no furniture that's worth keeping, but a large studio full of stuff). There are many companies online but I know from friends' experiences that these waters are shark-infested.
posted by beniamino
on Jul 20, 2006 -
I want to ship less than a room's worth of furniture from a home in MA to an apartment in MD. Google turns up a bewildering array of services and the few quotes I've found (phone and email) seem high. Has anyone done something similar? How much did you ship, how far, and how much did you pay? Who did you use? [more inside]
posted by Grod
on Aug 21, 2005 -
I am moving from the West Coast to the East Coast and I'm wondering what the best way to move my beloved cat. I was originally going to bring her on my flight as a carry-on, but I'm thinking that the plane ride may be too long in a small pet carrier. There is also the option of checking her in as luggage, but most airlines don't allow this in the summer months (i.e. the time I'm moving). Any suggestions? Shipping is also an option; any suggestions on airline-friendly kennels that can attach water and food? Also, to sedate or not to sedate?
posted by Dante5Inferno
on Jul 25, 2005 -
I will soon be moving permanently from California to the UK. Besides the headaches of visa applications and plane tickets, I have an awful lot of crap I need to ship over. I'm looking for the cheapest, safest way to ship large amounts of clothing, books, etc. overseas. I don't mind if the cheapest option means it will take 3 months to arrive. Any advice on this matter is welcome. [more inside]
posted by circe
on Jun 2, 2005 -