How Much Moving Help Will You Need?

When you’re planning the budget for your move, one of the best ways to narrow down the estimated cost of your moving service is to find out how much moving help you will need. This includes the number of movers you’ll require in addition to any family members that might be helping you out, as well as the size and number of the trucks you’ll need to move, and the number of hours the moving process will take. If you’re in the middle of planning your moving budget, below are a few tips for figuring out just how much moving help you’ll require.

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1. How many rooms does your house have? A good rule of thumb is that a typical move with require one more mover than the number bedrooms in your home. So, if you live in a one bedroom apartment, expect to need two movers. If you live in a four-bedroom home, you should account for hiring at least five.

2. How many flights of stairs are involved? You might require extra moving help if you home has a lot of stairs, or if you live in a walk up apartment. That’s because it often takes a pair of movers to haul large furniture up and down stairs, and the process also takes more time. Having an additional person on hand will ensure your move goes quickly and smoothly.

3. How big of a truck do you need? The size of the truck your move will require will also likely be determined by the size of your home. Moving trucks are measured in cubic feet, and each room in your home will typically take up 3-4 cubic feet of space in the moving trucks.

For the most accurate estimate of how much help you’ll need with your move, it’s best to contact a local moving company for a quote. If you’re in the New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut area, get in touch with American Movers to get an estimate on your move today.