How Many Movers Do I Need?

Probably everyone who moved sooner or later wondered what they could do on their own and what additional help they might need. Indeed, there are two possibilities: DIY move or hiring moving professionals. The fact that each of us does not want to overpay is logical especially when it comes to moving process since the event is not cheap. So where to start you ask. First, you need to decide what you can do on your own and where you need help. It is worth noting that the most common mistake is overestimating your capabilities. Trust the packaging of fragile items to professionals if you want to see them again in one piece as they do it every day. Who except professionals know how to “tetris” your moving truck relocating people every day? Only moving helpers who have years of experience and what is more-professional equipment. So the question is-how many movers do you need for your move?

Understanding the number of movers for a move

The main factor is the size of your move, of course. You should also consider some additional aspects as loading and unloading or both. Remember, every move is different. You are the only to decide how much assistance you need during your particular move. Let’s have a look at a table with the number of moving helpers you need according to the factors mentioned above.

Home Size (square footage) Loading Unloading Full-Service
400 to 650 sq. ft. 2 movers /2 hours 2 movers /2 hours 2 movers / 4 hours
700 to 1,000 sq. ft. 2 movers / 3 hours 2 movers / 3 hours 2 movers / 5 hours
1,100 to 1,500 sq. ft. 3 movers / 4 hours 3 movers / 4 hours 3 movers / 6 hours
1,600 to 2,000 sq. ft. 3 movers / 5 hours 3 movers / 5 hours 3 movers / 8 hours
2,000 to 3,000 sq. ft. 4 movers / 6 hours 4 movers / 6 hours 4 movers / 9 hours
3,000+ sq. ft. 6 movers / 8 hours 6 movers / 8 hours 6 movers /10+ hours

Moving Factors


Without any doubt, size is the most influential factor when choosing number of movers you may need. For example, you won’t need as many movers when you are moving a studio apartment as you need to move the whole house for a big family. Check the size and decide on additional options like packing/unpacking and loading/unloading.

Nature of things you move

If you are moving bulky furniture, fridge, or even piano you better consider additional professional help with appropriate equipment. Moving antique, fragile or valuables also requires special care.

Do not forget about the possible help of friends and relatives. A pair of free and deft hands will be timely. Do not hesitate to ask for help in packing, loading or even babysitting. Spending time together will help you to release tension and feel more relaxed in the company of close people. But if your decision is hiring moving help-we are here to help. Our team of highly trained movers has years off experience to rely on. Don’t be shy to give us a call and ask any kind of questions connecting your move. We are always open to provide you with all kinds of information. Calculate your move right here and right now.