International Moving Tip. How to technically ship a Mattress for FREE with UPakWeShip.

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International Moving Tip. How to technically ship a Mattress for FREE with UPakWeShip.

At UPakWeShip, we get many people moving overseas wanting to ship a load of boxes and a mattress. I  understand you don’t want to sleep on someone elses mattress in a furnished apartment you are renting, but it just isn’t cost effective to ship your old mattress overseas. The trouble is how do you ship a mattress without it costing a fortune due to its size and not being able to fit in a U Crate or on a pallet?  The answer is buy one vacuum packed in a box. They easily fit in a U Crate or on a pallet. Be Aware most countries require items you ship to be 6 months old in order to import them duty free so buy them in advance. Don’t pay a fortune to ship an old bulky mattress when you can buy a new one vacuum packed.

For an example: say your moving estimate is $12 per cubic foot for moving from New York to London. A large mattress at 40 cubic feet once protected and loaded into a mattress carton would cost 40x$12 = $480

A new one vacuum packed in a box is at most 8 cubic feet x $12 = $96 and costs to buy a mattress is about $300.00

Therefore, seeing its cheaper to buy a new mattress and ship it, rather than shipping your old bed bugged stained bulky mattress, you are technically  shipping it for free!

 Alternatively don’t ship a mattress at all and buy a new one when you get there.

Sweet Dreams, The International Moving Doctor

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The Moving Doctor
The Moving Doctor
"The Moving Doctor", Mark Nash has been in the moving business for over 33 years and currently sits on the board of the International Shippers Association and the Commercial Affairs committee at the International Association of Movers (IAM).

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