How Much Weight Does the Average Move Involve?

When it comes to moving, the amount of weight involved can vary greatly depending on the size of your home and the number of items you need to move. To get a better idea of how much weight is typically involved in a move, let's take a look at the average weight of different house sizes. The following lists typical house sizes and the average weight in pounds of the contents of these homes:

  • Studio apartment: 2,000-3,000 lbs.
  • One-bedroom apartment: 3,000-4,000 lbs.
  • Two-bedroom apartment: 4,000-6,000 lbs.
  • Three-bedroom house: 6,000-10,000 lbs.
  • Four-bedroom house: 10,000-15,000 lbs.
  • Five-bedroom house: 15,000-20,000 lbs.
Plotting your weight with a moving average helps smooth out the ups and downs to reveal the real story. About half of people who move use professional moving companies, whether they move short or long distances.

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