Answered by Scott MyersSeptember 18, 2018
The average weight of a four bedroom house is roughly 6,000 pounds. If you are moving large appliances, like refrigerators, dishwashers or ovens, it can add up considerably. This estimate also doesn't account for rooms that are overly full. For example, if one of your bedrooms is used for storage instead, the weight of your home will go up.
Movers estimate 1,000 pounds per room
When calculating the weight of your move, use the following equation:amount of full sized rooms x 1,000 per room = how much weight you'll be moving
For a four bedroom house, you would be calculating the weight for the bedroom, the kitchen/dining area, and the living room. 6 rooms x 1,000 per room = 6,000 pounds to move
Movers need the cubic footage as well
In addition to the weight of your belongings, you should also determine the cubic footage, or volume, of your possessions. The size of your trailer depends on the amount of space your belongings take up, so your movers will need to know this information as well.
To calculate the volume of your furniture, you should use a tape measure to take measurements. Multiple the length by the width and height, then divide by 1,728
Large houses mean more movers
Houses with four or more bedrooms will need special attention that other houses do no require. Not only will a four bedroom house require extra hands on the moving crew, but it might also require two trucks instead of one.
Use these guides to calculate a room-by-room estimate: