How much stuff = 1500 lbs?

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katiet
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How much stuff = 1500 lbs?

Postby katiet » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:38 pm

Yes, I know this is a really hard question to answer without seeing my stuff. But I don't even know where to start. How likely is it that: a queen size bed, a dresser, a few end tables, a couch, a kitchen table, 4 kitchen chairs, and a desk chair weigh under 1500 lbs? What if I start adding in clothes for two people, a set of dishes, pots and pans, and small kitchen appliances?

We're doing a temporary relocation and the company will pay for us to move up to 1500 lbs--so I'm trying to figure out if that is likely to include any furniture or if that is just meant to be household goods or what ...

Thank you!

ArchieWhite
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Re: How much stuff = 1500 lbs?

Postby ArchieWhite » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:42 pm

you're pretty close, maybe over....depends on how heavy the dressor is, if its ethan allen or walmart, and maybe the bed, those are heavy too.

katiet
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Re: How much stuff = 1500 lbs?

Postby katiet » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:47 pm

Thank you! Just to clarify, do you mean I'm close/over with the list of furniture alone?

ArchieWhite
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Re: How much stuff = 1500 lbs?

Postby ArchieWhite » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:49 pm

It sounds like you are dead on it, counting a reasonable amount of stuff in the boxes....it's really easy to go over 1500 lbs, unless the furniture is really lightweight cardboard stuff. Pickup one end of the dressor and see how heavy it is...if its heavy, then you might have 400 lbs right there in that one piece.

katiet
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Re: How much stuff = 1500 lbs?

Postby katiet » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:17 pm

It sure feels heavy to me! Of course, you're talking to someone who can bench press about 50 lbs ... :) Seriously, though, it's mostly mid-grade stuff, so now I have a much better idea. Thanks again!


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