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How to Calculate the Weight of Your Household Goods

The expert movers at Apple Moving have the experience needed to move your household safely to its new home. Call us today to speak to one of our moving professionals.

Your Household Moved Safely & Securely

At Apple Moving, we’ve moved thousands of households across the United States. This means our professional movers have moved hundreds of thousands of couches, dining room tables, bedroom sets, and every other piece of furniture you could imagine. We take the time to move each item with care, and to pack and secure it properly for transportation. You can trust that every beloved item will arrive safely at your new home.

Stress-Free Moving

Moving is an arduous, physical undertaking. Everyone has experienced the difficulties of navigating a bulky couch down a staircase or attempting to fit a large piece of furniture through a small doorway. Eliminate the backbreaking stress that comes with moving your home by hiring professional, experienced movers.

At Apple Moving, and every other reputable moving company, an estimated weight calculation of the contents of your home is needed to provide an accurate estimation of the cost of your move. You don’t have the time to weigh and measure each piece of furniture, nor should you. There are several ways to calculate the estimated weight of all of the items in your home.

Calculating the Weight of Your Household Goods

Moving Companies use a simple calculator for estimating the weight of the goods in your home. One method for calculating the weight of your household goods is by room. Some calculators are more specific, providing options to add specific pieces of furniture individually. You can also estimate around 1,500 lbs per room of your home. Here are some typical moving industry weight estimates:

  • Studio Apartment = 1800 lbs
  • 1 – Bedroom Apartment = 2200-3200 lbs
  • 2 – Bedroom Home = 5000-6000 lbs
  • 3 – Bedroom Home = 9000 lbs

It’s important to remember that the contents of every home vary, and the above numbers are estimates only. Also, don’t forget to include rooms like your attic, basement and garage.

Military PCS Relocation

Military members entering a military aircraft

At Apple Moving, we proudly assist our U.S. Service members through PCS. When you’ve received your orders, you’ll contact your servicing transportation office. They are responsible for answering questions on travel options and moving arrangements. May through August is peak time for military relocations so the earlier you make your arrangements, the better.

The maximum weight that may be shipped or stored at government expense is 18,000 pounds net weight. Some overseas locations have a limited shipment allowance. Your servicing Transportation Office can provide information on those overseas locations with weight limitations. Once you’ve determined the weight of your household goods, you may find yourself over the limit. You are responsible for the cost of the excess weight to be shipped.

Contact Apple Moving as soon as you are able. We’ll give you a fair and accurate estimate of the moving and shipping costs for your move. We can help you safely ship your items to their final destination and ensure they arrive safely. We can also provide you with the paperwork needed to be reimbursed for your moving expenses. You’ll be required to provide weight tickets showing proof of the gross weight (total weight of goods loaded plus truck weight), tare weight (weight of truck without goods), and net weight (gross weight minus tare weight).

Expert Movers Who Care

We’re proud of the reputation we’ve built at Apple Moving. Our trained and experienced, professional movers take the time to properly pack and store your items for safe shipping. We’ve moved every type of home and are ready to help you move yours. Call us today and we’ll help you move anywhere in the U.S.A.