How long does it take to pack a five (5) bedroom

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Average time to pack 5 bedroom house?

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Jenna Farmer
Answered on 9/27/2013

Once you’ve made the decision to move, a lot of other important decisions follow, including the arduous task that is packing. A five-bedroom house will seem overwhelming, but with careful planning and organization, you can figure out a packing plan that works best for you. 

How long will packing take?

Before you’ll know how long it will take to pack, you need to first figure out how large your haul will be. Then, based on this information and your moving budget, you will need to decide if you will be packing yourself or hiring professionals.

If you do it yourself:

Plan ahead: It will take you much longer to pack up your house, no matter what size, than it would professional movers or packers. Ideally, you will want to begin the process a six weeks to a month in advance, and pack up each room little by little. Don't wait until the last minute!

Buy the right materials: Free and used boxes are great, and definitely help with your budget, but you also don’t want to cut corners when it comes to hauling your stuff. Be sure all the boxes you get (free or not) are reinforced and sturdy.

Get help: You may not be able to hire full-service movers, but you can enlist the help of friends, families, or even local community or religious groups to help tackle all of your boxes.

If you hire professionals:

Hiring professional movers will cut your packing time drastically. You won’t have to maneuver around half-packed boxes weeks before your move. These professionals come equipped with the proper materials, and are specially trained to service your move quickly and carefully.

Below is a general timeframe many moving companies give to customers:

  • Studios/one-bedroom apartments: approximately 2-3 hours (with 2+ movers)
  • Two-bedroom apartments/houses: approximately 3-6 hours (with 2+ movers)
  • Three to four-bedroom houses: approximately 7-8 hours (with 2-3+ movers)
  • Five-bedroom houses (or more): approximately 8-10 hours (usually 4 movers)

Keep in mind that these estimates are for local moves, and can include unloading as well. You can hire moving labor just to help you pack and load a truck, if you already have one rented. For long distance moves, the amount of time it takes to pack should remain the same; however, delivery of your items can be a few weeks, even with advanced booking.

Be sure to ask plenty of questions when shopping for professional moving companies. Get at least three estimates before you make your final decision.

 

Other things to consider that will affect your move time:

  • How much furniture you have that requires disassembly
  • Fragile items that require extra padding and packaging
  • The number and size of boxes you have

You can start comparing prices right now by filling out a free quote form here at Movers.com, which will connect you with up to seven moving companies that can assist you with your specific moving needs.

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