Planning to move to or from a one-bedroom apartment? Look no further! We have compiled everything you’ll need to pull off an apartment move in this guide, from what truck to rent to how many moving supplies you’ll need.
What Size Truck Do I Need for a One-Bedroom?
Most one-bedroom apartment moves will need a 10′ truck rental.
|Apartment Size||Truck Size|
|1-Bedroom (Average amount of belongings.)||10′ Truck|
|1-Bedroom (More than average amount of belongings.)||15′ Truck|
Picking the right size moving truck is an important part of setting yourself up for a successful move.
You don’t want to rent too small of a truck and risk running out of room. On the other hand, too big of a truck can leave extra space and lead to load shift that might damage your belongings. You can always get advice from your professional apartment movers on which truck size they think you’ll need for your apartment move.
How Many U-Box Moving Containers Do I Need for a One-Bedroom?
You will likely only need 2 U-Box containers to pull off moving a one-bedroom apartment.
One U-Box container, which has a 257 cubic ft capacity, can hold more than you think! Customers are usually able to fit a room to a room and a half of furniture and belongings per each container.
|Apartment Size||# of U-Box Containers|
|1-Bedroom (Average amount of belongings.)||2 U-Box Containers|
|1-Bedroom (More than average amount of belongings.)||3 U-Box Containers|
How Many Moving Boxes Do I Need for a One-Bedroom?
You will need about 40 moving boxes in a variety of sizes to successfully move a one-bedroom apartment.
|Apartment Size||Small Boxes||Medium Boxes||Large Boxes|
|1-Bedroom (Average amount of belongings.)||10 Small Boxes||20 Medium Boxes||10 Large Boxes|
|1-Bedroom (More than average amount of belongings.)||15 Small Boxes||25 Medium Boxes||10 Large Boxes|
Worried you might be buying too many boxes? It’s better to have leftover boxes than be in a time crunch and run out. U-Haul centers accept returns for all unused boxes when you keep your receipt.
What Moving Supplies Do I Need for a One-Bedroom?
If you want to find all moving supplies and boxes you need to move your one-bedroom in one place, check out this moving kit offered by U-Haul. Feel free to easily adjust the number of boxes and supplies to fit your specific needs.
What we recommend:
- 1 box of packing paper
- 1 set of box markers with knife
- 1 mattress bag for every mattress
- 1 roll of stretch plastic wrap
- 2 or 3 packs of bubble wrap
- 3 or 4 rolls of box tape
- 1 to 2 dozen furniture pads (Try renting these to save money.)
If you choose to move with U-Box moving and storage containers, don’t forget that each one comes with 2 dozen complimentary rental furniture pads.
How Long Does It Take to Move a One-Bedroom?
On average, it will take a two-person Moving Help® crew about two hours to move a one-bedroom apartment, considering if both locations are within a 30 minute drive from each other.
|Apartment Size||2 Person Crew||3 Person Crew|
|1-Bedroom (Average amount of belongings.)||2 hours||2 hours|
|1-Bedroom (More than average amount of belongings.)||3 hours||2-3 hours|
When booking Moving Help, you need to keep in mind a few extra factors when deciding how many hours you’ll need. We recommend adding an hour per every flight of stairs your movers will have to climb.
If the distance between your unit and where you can park your moving truck is more than 20 feet, but under 50 feet, try adding an extra hour of time. If the walking distance is more than 50 feet, you might need to add two additional hours.
You can always add more hours on the day of your move, so it’s better to go with less time if you are unsure about how many hours you’ll need. Verify the availability of your Moving Help Service Provider for the day of your move to make sure they’ll be able to accommodate extra hours.
What Are Some Other Apartment Moving Tips?
Moving Help has plenty of helpful apartment moving guides. Whether you need more:
- Apartment moving tips
- An apartment inspection checklist
- An apartment moving checklist
- An apartment cleaning checklist
- Some of the best ways to move apartments
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