Whether you’re moving into a new house or apartment, the job is a stressful one—especially when you’re on your own. It’s much more convenient to hire a moving crew to help you and it doesn’t have to break the bank if it’s planned out correctly.
Some people make the mistake of hiring a crew that’s either too large or too small for the space they’re moving into. Many problems can arise when this happens, so we’ve got some friendly advice to help.
Give an accurate size of the space you’re moving out of and into
When you’re discussing the move with the moving company, it’s important to give them an idea of the size of space they will be moving you out of and into. Let’s say that you’re moving out of a very tiny space, maybe a studio apartment that’s a few stories up some stairs with no elevator. Even if you have a lot of belongings inside your place, having too many people on the moving crew is going to cause more pain than gain. Too many people in and out of a small space and trying to work around each other on the stairs is going to cause a lot of misused time spent dancing around each other.
When in doubt, hire 3 rather than 2
If you’ve got more space in the apartment, you may not be sure how many movers to hire. It may feel counterintuitive because many of us are looking for the best savings, but often if you are unsure whether it’s a job for two or three, then it’s a job for three. Usually, the only way to save money by hiring two movers is if they can get the job done in four or fewer hours.
Adding the third mover increases their efficiency by double, rather than just 33%. That means a two-man crew takes around eight hours to accomplish what a three-man crew can get done in half the time.
With a three-person crew, two of the people can do the heavy lifting while the third is able to efficiently stack and arrange the moving truck to maximize space. This type of ‘relay’ is more difficult to achieve with only two movers, causing the job to take longer (and therefore cost more money).
Seattle Moving Services
Hiring an apartment or house moving service in Seattle is very easy with a professional and efficient crew such as On the Go Moving and storage. We have affordable rates and can give you a realistic outlook on how many movers and how many hours your job is going to take. If you’d like a free estimate fill out our form for more details.