10 Aug How long will my move take? | Top 8 Considerations
The actual amount of time it takes to move can vary greatly. Keep in mind that these figures are general guidelines and cannot be guaranteed.
Top 8 Considerations
There are factors involved that may speed up or slow down the moving process. Here are a few other considerations to keep in mind when trying to determine how long your move will take.
1. Size of Moving Truck
If you are moving a one-bedroom apartment you can likely get away with using a smaller 1 Ton Moving Truck and should be able to complete your move in one trip. However, if you are moving a larger home you will want to use a larger truck to avoid multiple trips and save time.
2. Size of Moving Crew
Most moving companies offer additional helpers to help speed up moving day. Paying a bit more per hour to have your move completed faster should be relative to a lower hourly rate for a longer period.
3. Number of Pickup and Drop off Locations
If you require movers to pick up new furniture, appliances or drop off items to various locations make sure to factor this into your total moving time.
4. How prepared you are
Be packed and ready for the movers when they arrive. If you are still packing up last minuet items or cleaning you may be paying your crew to wait around and your move will take longer than necessary.
5. The amount of furniture and fragile items you own
If you have lived in a house for over 10 years there is likely a lot of belongings you forgot about hiding in storage, sheds and throughout your property. We recommend customers purge before moving day to eliminate relocating items you no longer want or need. It is also equally important to note the number of fragile items you own (pianos, fine china, antiques) as extra time and care will go into relocating them safely.
6. How much assembly/disassembly is required
Desks, beds, cabinets, wall units, and exercise equipment are usually items that require disassembly and re-assembly in your new home. Another concern is whether to take everything apart yourself or let your moving company take care of it all. If you do not plan on having the moving company do this for you we recommend having this done before they arrive on Moving Day.
If the movers do not have good access and a longer walk to and from the truck expect your move to take a bit longer than normal. The flights of stairs they must navigate, hallways and access to a moving elevator also play a role when moving from or to Apartments.
8. Travel Time
The distance between your old apartment and your new one — and traffic or weather conditions on roads all play a role in the total time it takes to move into your new home.
In conclusion, the more information customers provide when booking the closer the time line will be established. Our job is to get as much information as possible so that there are no misunderstandings or delays on Moving Day.