When you're planning a DIY move, there
are many elements to consider and it helps if you can make some
estimates in advance. The biggest – literally – is the moving
truck. If you're not experienced with trucks or moving in general the
choices may seem intimidating. You'll also need to know how much help
you'll need and how long the whole move should take. Here are some
The Truck - how big?
Remember that a truck will tend to look
bigger from the outside. It's quite common to assume a truck is large
enough only to find the inside doesn't hold as much as you thought.
A 12-foot truck will be sufficient
to move 1 or 2 rooms full of furnishings.
A standard 20-foot truck with a
total interior volume of about 1,000 cubic feet will be sufficient
for a 2 to 3 bedroom home.
Choosing the right sized truck is
important. If it's too small, then you'll have to either go back or
try to find a larger truck on the day of your move. If it's too
large, your possessions can be damaged moving around inside the truck
How long will it take?
It will certainly help if you have your
boxes organized and labeled, and if you have a clear plan for how you
want to load up and unload the truck so you know what order to tackle
One bedroom apartment – 3 to 4
Two bedroom apartment – 4 to 5
Three or four bedroom home
(apartment or house) – 6 or 7 hours.
Five bedrooms or more (apartment
or house) – 8 to 10 hours.
How many people?
Rather than asking each person to put
in a whole day, you may have better luck getting your friends to
commit to a couple of hours at a time, staggering them between
morning and afternoon. That way, nobody gets overworked (except maybe
For any estimates...
Now, bear in mind that the average room
of furniture is considered to be three pieces of furniture or so. If
you have a lot of books, electronics or larger pieces of furniture,
then that average truck size, the amount of time and manpower
required go up accordingly. Weather, traffic and other conditions can
also greatly affect any move.
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