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The Average Household Moving Weight for a 4-Bedroom House

Updated April 17, 2017

When you live in a large house, it is easy to accumulate copious amounts of furniture, books and knick-knacks to fill the space. But when the time comes to pack everything and move it to a new location, everything you have collected over the years contributes to the moving weight, and therefore your moving costs.

Estimated Moving Weight

Many different companies offer weight charts on their websites, and the charts often provide similar information. BoxQuest, Cross Country Moving and Storage, and ABS Movers all agree that the weight range of a four-bedroom house is 3181 to 4536 Kilograms. However, a chart on the Moving Max Mover Directory site asserts that the moving weight of a four-bedroom house containing the belongings of two adults and two children will be 5080 Kilogram. Corrigan Moving Systems gives a weight range of 10,000 to12,000 pounds.

Varying Calculations

There is one major reason why moving companies can not agree on a specific weight for a four-bedroom house. Every house has a different square footage, and the more square feet of space you have, the more furniture and belongings you are likely to own. An average four-bedroom house can range from 1,200 square feet to 4,000 square feet in size.

Why Moving Weight Matters

According to the MoveSource moving cost calculator, moving 907 Kilogram to a city 200 miles away costs £833. However, moving 4536 Kilogram the same distance costs £2,623. Reducing your moving weight by selling or donating large items could mean huge savings.

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About the Author

Samantha Herman earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from Northern Arizona University in 2005. Her professional writing career started in 2008, when she accepted an internship at "Willamette Week," a local alternative publication. Upon completing her internship, she became employed as a copywriter for an internet media company. In addition to copywriting, she has written articles for PDX Pipeline and eHow.