How Many Movers Do I Need?

Elite MoversIf you're planning a do-it-yourself move you may eventually find yourself pondering the question, "How many movers do I need?" Although every move is unique, we have done our best to outline how many movers should be hired for typical moving situations, such as loading and unloading. Please remember that the specific needs and variables of your move should be taken into consideration before making a decision.


Mover Guidelines for Load & Unload Services

Amount of SpaceHome TypeAccessHeavy ItemsMover Recommendation
10' Any Any No 2 Movers
10' Any Any Yes 3 Movers
14', 16' or 17' Standard Any No 2 Movers
14', 16' or 17'
Standard Any Yes 3 Movers
14', 16' or 17' Advanced Stairs No 2 or 3 Movers
14', 16' or 17' Advanced Stairs Yes 3 or 4 Movers
20' Standard Any No 2 or 3 Movers
20' Standard Any Yes 3 or 4 Movers
20' Advanced Stairs No 2 or 3 Movers
20' Advanced Stairs Yes 3 or 4 Movers
22', 24' or 26' Standard Any No 2 or 3 Movers
22', 24' or 26' Standard Any Yes 3 or 4 Movers
22', 24' or 26' Advanced
Stairs No 3 Movers
22', 24' or 26' Advanced Stairs Yes 3 or 4 Movers
28'-35' Standard Any No 3 or 4 Movers
28'-35' Standard Any Yes 3 or 4 Movers
28'-35' Advanced Stairs No 3 or 4 Movers
28'-35' Advanced Stairs Yes 4 Movers
36'-53' Any Any Any 4 Movers

Home Type "Standard" = Single Family, Ranch, Town Home, Duplex or Ground Floor Apartment. Generally considered easily accessible with good access conditions.

Home Type "Advanced" = 2nd, 3rd or 4th floor apartments with stairs access. Also may apply to locations with long carries or awkward access conditions.

Heavy Items: Typically pianos, pool tables, marble tops or large appliances. Can also be uncommon items like gym equipment, video game systems (pinball), tanning beds, gun safes and similar. Please review our heavy items policy and piano policy for specific information.

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