"Heavy items" are typically items that weigh 300 pounds or more. Movement of these items may require three or more movers, especially for items that require special handling or if stairs are involved.

Are My Items Heavy?

Typical home furniture, like a mattress, couch, dresser, or chest of drawers are not usually considered "heavy". Examples of items that are generally classified as heavy or normal are listed below. If you're unsure how to classify a specific item we recommend looking up the specifications online. The shipping weight is often the most accurate figure.

Calculate the estimated weight of your glass, marble or granite using our nifty calculator. Look for the Glass, marble, and granite calculator text when you add heavy items to your search.A screenshot of where to find the stone and glass calculator

Common Heavy Items

  • Piano, Organ
  • Safe, Gun Safe
    (Includes fireproof safes and fireproof filing cabinets)
  • Most Furniture with Marble, Granite or Stone (Including bathroom vanities)
  • Dense Wood Furniture (Oak, Maple, Walnut)
  • Non-Standard Home Gym Equipment (Commercial of Professional Grade Treadmill, Elliptical, etc)
  • Large Dimension Glass (Usually 3/4" or Greater Thickness)
  • Large Aquarium (Empty, 120+ Gallons)
  • Single Slate Pool Table
  • Hot Tub
  • Specialty Equipment (Pottery Kiln, Commercial Printers, Arcade Game etc)

Common Normal Items

  • Electric Piano, Keyboard
  • Gun Cabinet, Gun Locker, Small Handgun/Pistol Safe, Small Cash Box/Safe
  • Dresser, Kitchen/Dining Table, Nightstand
  • Futon, Couch, Sleeper Sofa, Recliner
  • Standard Home Gym Equipment (Treadmill, Elliptical, etc)
  • Bed Frame, Mattress
  • Bookcase, Bookshelf
  • Children's Pool Table, Ping Pong
  • Washer, Dryer, Television
  • Armoire, Wardrobe

Are there additional fees to move heavy items?

Moving companies listed on our site set their own rules and requirements for heavy items. If a mover requires a fee or additional manpower for moving a heavy item they will automatically be reflected on each mover's profile after you've added the heavy item to your search criteria. Heavy items are classified as:

  • Baby Grand Piano
  • Grand Piano
  • Gun Safe
  • Oversized Upright Piano
  • Standard Upright Piano
  • Unlisted, Over 300 lbs
  • Unlisted, Over 500 lbs
  • Unlisted, Over 800 lbs