The Home Team is a labor-only moving company, so we ask that you provide the moving truck. This will actually save you money as you only pay for the size truck you need. But how much is enough? Follow our guideline below to find out.
If you’re moving a dorm or just one bedroom, a trailer or cargo truck would be ideal. A dorm or single bedroom consists of anywhere from 0-3 pieces of furniture; this includes a desk, bed frame, mattress, or chair. A small cargo van is ideal for a fairly small move. (Imagine the size of one of those psychedelic vans from the 70’s.)
The next size up is a 10-foot truck. This is perfect for a studio or bachelor apartment. This usually includes one room and sometimes a small kitchen or dining room. Think about 3-6 pieces of furniture like a bed frame, mattress, and sofa along with about 10 boxes. Check out tips on how to pack [link to internal blog post].
If you have a one-bedroom apartment, a 15-foot truck might be ideal for you. This will allow you to move all things in a full bedroom, including bed, bed frame, and dresser, a full dining room set, and a full living room set, which includes a couch, table, and side tables.
A 17-foot truck can fit a full one-bedroom apartment with basement or garage storage as well. This could also be ideal for a one bedroom with an office space. Keep in mind this is two rooms with minimal furniture; think 10-15 pieces of furniture.
20-foot trucks are good for a small townhome or single ranch home with a modest amount of furniture. If you have a garage, consider attaching a small trailer to the back of your rental truck in order to save space and prevent the rest of your furniture and belongings from getting dirty. This small trailer can attach to the back of any truck.
For moving an average sized 3-or-4 bedroom suburban home, one should look into renting a 26-foot truck. This would also leave enough space to pack up a medium-sized garage and basement. If you have more than 20 pieces of furniture, this size truck would be ideal for you.
Moving is all about organization and preparation. At the Home Team, we try to make it simple by providing quick, flexible, and easy access to movers at an affordable rate, so that you can just focus on the packing. Together, we make a good team.