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How long does it take to move a five bedroom house?

Asked by Oz

September 14, 2018 under Moving Labor

My family has too many things to pack ourselves and need to schedule help. How long should it take a company to move my 5 bedroom house?


Answered by Scott Myers

September 14, 2018

Hire professional movers for the most efficient way to pack up your five bedroom house.

Five bedrooms houses are a large project to tackle -- especially when you're on a specific timeline or work long hours.

Professionals will help eliminate the gray area where you have half-packed boxes littered around you house for the weeks before your move. The professionals will come with the necessary packaging supplies and moving equipment to allow for a safer and faster move.

How long does it take to move a five (5) bedroom house?

The general time frame for packing and loading up a five-bedroom would be about 10 to 12 hours if the moving company sends 4 or more movers. The time frame for unloading your belongings at your new place would also take around 10 to 12 hours.

All in all, you are looking at about 20 to 24 hours of packing and unpacking plus however long it takes to drive the truck to your destination. Allow them 1 to 2 days for packing and 1 day for unpacking.

How can you calculate the amount of time it takes to pack?

Actual moving time will be dependent on several factors:
  • Amount of belongings
  • Weight of furniture
  • Number of movers
  • Pace at which the movers work

Asking the professional movers specific questions about you move while getting an estimate will help you get a more accurate idea of how long your move will take.

Other things to consider that will have an affect on your move time:

  • Fragile items that require extra care
  • Unusual or large items, such as pianos, that require more focus and time
  • Amount of furniture that requires disassembly

You can start comparing moving companies by filling out a free quote form at Movers.com, and we will help connect you with several moving companies that would be happy to give you an estimate.

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