How Long Does It Take for a Moving Company to Move You?

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Planning a moving timeline can be incredibly stressful. You may need to think about the schedule for parking permits, letting movers in and out of both locations, and making sure your pets and family are moved safely from place to place. As you’re nailing down the details of the day of your move, you may be wondering exactly how long your movers will take. You can always ask your movers to give you an estimate of the time they think your move will take given your specific situation. While it’s hard to give an exact measure, most movers estimate the following move times:

  • A one-bedroom or studio may take 2-3 hours
  • A two-bedroom unit may take about 3-5 hours
  • A 3+ bedroom unit may take anywhere from 5 – 10 hours

While these are general estimates, there are also lots of factors that can change these timelines. Some of these include:

  • Distance between units
  • How well packed you are prior to the move
  • If there is easy access to your unit, including how far movers must go to get to their truck, if there is an elevator, and if not, how many stairs are necessary
  • The amount of furniture and boxes you have
  • If there are items that require disassembly or especially fragile items that require careful packing

There are plenty of other variables that can impact your move, some of which may be out of your control like weather or traffic. However, there are a few things you can do to keep things moving. Here are a few tips that will help you keep your move as efficient as possible:

  • Make sure to pick trusted professional movers
  • Have everything possible boxed ahead of time, or utilize packing services to keep the job of packing out of your hands
  • If you need a street parking permit for the move, check early to make sure your parking spot is ready prior to the arrival of the moving truck
  • Disassemble furniture and unplug appliances ahead of time

Contact us to learn more about how Hulk Movers can keep you on your moving timeline!