How Many Movers Do I Need?
If 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 Space||Home Type||Access||Heavy Items||Mover Recommendation|
|14', 16' or 17'||Standard||Any||No||2 Movers|
|14', 16' or 17'
|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
|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|
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.