Frequently Asked Questions
How long does moving in Manhattan take?
Anyone looking to relocate may wonder how long does moving to Manhattan take? Generally, relocating to Manhattan can last around 2-4 weeks, depending on where is the move from.
This timeframe is enough for you to accomplish all the tasks before, during and after the move with efficiency. Any time lesser than that can compromise the quality or the success of your move.
Hiring more workers can reduce packing and unpacking time, but also increase manpower expense.
How many movers do I need for my move in Manhattan?
1-2 bedroom home or apartment – Would require 2 movers and 5 hours to load and unload
2-3 bedroom home or apartment – Would require 3 movers and 6 hours to load and unload
3-4 bedroom home or apartment – Would require 3 movers and 8 hours to load and unload
When you contact a professional moving company to inquire for their services, they will provide exactly the number of movers you require and inform you of factors to consider when deciding the amount of labor you’ll need to outsource.
Below is a reference of required time and number of movers to complete your move based on the square footage of your home.
|Home Size (square footage)||Loading Only||Unloading Only||Full-Service Moving|
|400 to 650 sq. ft.||2 movers /2 hours||2 movers /2 hours||2 movers / 4 hours|
|700 to 1,000 sq. ft.||2 movers / 3 hours||2 movers / 3 hours||2 movers / 5 hours|
|1,100 to 1,500 sq. ft.||3 movers / 4 hours||3 movers / 4 hours||3 movers / 6 hours|
|1,600 to 2,000 sq. ft.||3 movers / 5 hours||3 movers / 5 hours||3 movers / 8 hours|
|2,000 to 3,000 sq. ft.||4 movers / 6 hours||4 movers / 6 hours||4 movers / 9 hours|
|3,000+ sq. ft.||6 movers / 8 hours||6 movers / 8 hours||6 movers /10+ hours|
What size truck do I need when moving in Manhattan?
Moving companies recommend the following truck size to accommodate for your move:
15 ft. truck for one to two-bedroom home
17 ft. truck for a two to three-bedroom home
26 ft. truck for a four-plus-bedroom home
How much do movers in Manhattan cost?
Everyone’s moving requirements will be different depending on factors such as the size of the apartment, house, a townhouse, etc., and the amount of property that needs to be packed, relocated and unpacked.
The cost of movers in Manhattan is based on the time it takes to accomplish moving, the distance from point A to B.
If you are trying to budget for your next move, consider the following variables that can affect the cost:
- Number of boxes
- Amount of furniture
- Moving distance
- Ease of access (i.e., walk-up vs. elevator, long walk from street)
- Is furniture assembled or dissembled?
Do Manhattan movers get tips on long distance moves?
Manhattan moving companies don’t automatically include gratuity in their pricing, so tipping is always a nice gesture. As a guideline, you should tip your movers between 15-20 percent of the total cost of the move for large moves, and 5-10 percent for smaller, cost-town moves.
Do keep in mind that tipping movers is not mandatory. It may be customary and polite, but if you have a bad experience, there’s nothing wrong with not tipping.
You can simply contact your Manhattan moving company to inquire what their policy on tipping movers is.