The idea of shipping your furniture typically brings to mind large moving guys in stained T-shirts walking all around your house. While this might be the case if you hire a moving company, it is possible to ship furniture via Less than Truckload (LTL) freight carriers. Using this method is a cheaper alternative to using a moving company. There are some differences in the types of service you should expect, and there is also some additional preparation that might be necessary. If you have a large amount of furniture to ship, or have a furniture manufacturing business, then LTL shipping might be for you.