It’s been a long time since you last moved your whole house to a new one, but you’re excited to start the next chapter of your life.

The good news is that each year, about 35.5 million Americans move from one house to another! So, there are plenty of tips and tricks to make your move smooth.

But what about the moving company? How many movers should you book for this move?

We put together a quick guide to help you decide the number of hands to have around. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know before booking the help for your next move.

Factors That Affect Your Moving Costs

Recent surveys found that the average local move (100 miles or less) costs between $80 and $100 an hour. There are several factors that affect the total bill at the end of your move. Here are some factors to keep in mind.

How Big Is Your Place? 

One of the most obvious factors is the size of your house. If you have a smaller house, you’ll need fewer people to help you move.

How Big Are Your Belongings?

Do you have a bunch of very large or heavy pieces of furniture? The bigger, more difficult items take longer to move and add to your moving bill.

How Far Is It From the Door to Your Truck?

Some houses have a long walkway from the parking area to the house. The longer the walk is from the truck to your house, the longer the move will take.

Are There Any Stairs?

Hauling furniture up any flight of stairs can slow down moving progress. The more stairs the movers need to navigate, the more money the move will cost.

Are You in a Rush?

If you need to move a 4 bedroom house in 2 hours, then you’ll need to hire more movers, which costs more. Be sure to ask a few companies for a moving quote so you can make sure you get the best value possible.

How Many Movers Do You Need?

So, considering all the factors above, how many people should you hire? 

If you’re moving a studio apartment or a small 2 bedroom place, you can get away with hiring 2 movers. A bigger 2 bedroom to 4 bedroom place needs 3 people and you should hire 4 or more movers for anything more than 4 bedrooms. For those who have mansions with over 3000 square feet, your best bet is to hire 4 to 6 experienced movers to help you.

It’s Time to Bust a Move

Moving your whole life seems daunting and scary. But, if you hire a good moving company, the process goes much more smooth than you think. 

Everyone’s situation is different, but use these tips to help you figure out how many movers to hire for your upcoming move. This should keep you from hiring too many or too few movers to help you.

We hope you enjoyed reading this article and that you learned a few things about hiring movers and how many you need. If you have any questions about this article or if you have questions about moving, contact us today!