HOW TO DETERMINE THE TIME YOUR MOVE WILL TAKE?
Wish you could look into a crystal ball and find out exactly how long your move will take? Constructing a ballpark estimate for your moving timeline may be more doable than you think — no magic tricks necessary!
These moving considerations can help you come up with a pretty solid idea of the time involved in your move. Keep the following factors in mind.
While the actual amount of time it takes to move can vary greatly from move to move, professional movers provide these general timelines based on the size of an apartment:
Studio or one-bedroom moves take about 2-3 hours.
Two-bedroom moves take about 3-5 hours.
Three to four-bedroom moves take up to 7 hours.
Five or more bedroom moves can take 8 to 10 hours.
Keep in mind that these figures are general timeframes that moving companies use in order to estimate the amount of manpower and time required for a move so that they can make reasonably accurate moving rate quotes.
There are other factors involved in a move, however, that may speed up or slow down the process. Here are a few other moving considerations besides apartment size to keep in mind. The time of your move will be affected by factors such as:
The number of boxes you have
The amount of furniture you own (and how much assembly/disassembly is required)
Moving truck accessibility (how far your movers have to walk in order to load and unload the truck)
Any loose, unpacked items to move
The number of fragile items you move (artwork, electronics, collections, etc.)
The flights of stairs you’ll have to navigate, and/or your access to a moving elevator
The number of long hallways or walkways to travel over
The number of people helping you move
The distance between your old apartment and your new one — and traffic or weather conditions on roads in between
All of these factors come into play when you think about how to determine the time your move can take.
The bottom line: it’s best not to try to rush a move. Always plan for things to take a bit longer than you imagined they would.