What is Considered A Small Move?

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What Are Small Moves?

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Typically, if you’re moving out of a dorm or a small condo, you probably don’t have that many items. This would be considered a small move. If all the items won’t fit in your car and you don’t want to do multiple trips, you can hire a moving company that specializes in small moves!

Small move

To be considered a small move, the total load must be less than 2,000 pounds--or about one-half to one rooms. While lot of companies have a minimum weight, if you do some research, you'll be able to find a company that will help you with your small move. Other examples of what is considered a small move include:
  • College dorm
  • Piano
  • Small two-room apartment
  • Storage facilities
  • Sending items to a someone

Determining weight

Instead of trying to weigh each box or even a huge piano, head to our sister site, Movers.com, and use their moving estimate weight cost calculator. It will give you a ballpark number to help you determine if you’re in need a small move.

Finding small movers

Start your search for small movers here at TopMoving.ca by comparing quotes. Once you find a company that you like, it’s best to have them come in and do an in-home estimate. This will ensure how much money you will be charged. Make sure to ask if there will be any extra fees.


Since not every company offers small moves, it’s a great idea to ask if there are any minimum restrictions for a small move. This could include:
  • Weight minimum. A small move is considered under 2,000 pounds, but they may have a minimum weight, which is usually around 100 pounds.
  • Distance minimum. Some companies may only do small moves if they are a long distance move.
  • Time minimum. Some moving companies have an hourly charge but with small moves, there may be a time requirement. If they say they have a three-hour minimum, they may have to charge you for the three hours, even if it doesn’t take that long.
Some people can handle small moves themselves. But if you have a small vehicle or one very large item, finding a moving company is the best idea. It will lessen your stress when it's finally time to move. Hopefully, these tips will help you find the best moving company for your needs.

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on May 13, 2016

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