How To Calculate How Many People You Need To Help You Load Up Your House
Packing your belongings in preparation for moving day is a tough task. The work does not end there since when the professional movers arrive, you must load all your possessions on a truck. Upon reaching the new home, offloading and unpacking await. Packing your belongings calls for care to avoid damaging stuff you have acquired over the years. To minimize cost, you may opt to seek the assistance of friends, neighbors or relatives. However, carrying items going back for some and repeating the cycle is back-breaking work.
Here’s how to estimate the number of people who can load up your house:
Why you need more people when loading up
We all want people to handle our property with care. Why bother your friends when you can engage professional movers who do this type of work on a regular basis? Besides the training and skills they possess, moving companies also provide insurance cover for the exercise. You require such resources where skills combine with risk aversion.
The tasks you have lined up
A typical scenario is when you plan to have the pros handle everything. They get to place the boxes on trolleys, push them across the walkway to the truck and back. The moving company crew members also load and arrange your stuff inside their vehicle. In that case, about four to five people are sufficient.
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Volume of personal belongings
If you intend to carry all your belongings without giving away or throwing any, you are looking at many boxes. In that case, you can roughly estimate how many boxes a person can carry per trip. One person can comfortably ferry cartons while their counterpart assists in placing them on a dolly cart before loading into the vehicle.
A minimum of two people will comfortably carry your couch, table, bookshelf, and beds. However, where you have something like a grand piano, you require more than two pairs of hands. Take inventory and assess the proportion of heavy and light items. The best solution here is that with several weighty goods you require an added number of helpers.
Your moving budget
Additional movers on site can cost you more than you had intended. However, they will finish the job quickly and spare you the stress. All the same, if time is not a constraint and you are on a tight budget, you have the leeway to choose between hiring two or three movers.
For a small apartment, two movers can handle the work satisfactorily. When it comes to a three or four bedroomed house, you need more; about four or five people.
Estimating how many people you would require calls for some thinking. Consider your reasons for additional helpers. Analyze the tasks professional movers will handle. Assess the number of boxes you already have. Out of these, how many bulky items are there? Compare hiring costs against the cost and what the budget allows. Lastly, let the size of your living space act as a measuring rod.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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