How Long Does the Moving Process Take?

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Being able to organize and understand what to expect is very important when moving. Zip Moving & Storage knows time is of the essence when planning the moving process. 

The information tables below will help to estimate how long the movers will need to pack and unpack the home or office.

IS it faster to move locally then long distance?

One of the differences between local and long-distance moves is the way customers are charged. For local moves, customers are charged per 15 minutes. Conversely, long-distance moves are charged depending on the weight of the shipment.

Long-distance moves take more time and effort than local moves. The number of workers on the job for maximum efficiency is determined by Zip Moving & Storage.

When following the timetable below please remember every situation is unique. Packing/loading has many variables that change from home to home. 

three main factors about the moving process

Zip Moving & Storage aims to provide an estimate to answer the following questions:

  • How many movers do you need?
  • How much time does it take for the movers to pack?
  • How much time does it take for the movers to load the truck?
packers and movers
more movers can make moving faster but also more expensive

Average time movers need during the moving process

Apartments:

  • Studio or small apartment – Roughly 4 hours for packing, loading and unloading 
  • 2-3 Bedroom Apartment – Roughly 6-10 hours for packing, loading and unloading

Houses:

  • 2-3 Bedroom House – Roughly 6-8 hours for packing, loading and unloading
  • 3-4 Bedroom House – Roughly 11-16 hours for packing, loading and unloading
  • 4+ Bedroom House – Roughly 11-17 hours for packing, loading and unloading

Storage Units:

  • 5×10-10×10 Storage – Roughly 2-4 hours for packing, loading and unloading
  • 10×10-10×20 Storage – Roughly 5-8 hours for packing, loading and unloading
  • 10×25-10×25 Storage– Roughly 5-8 hours for packing, loading and unloading

Long Distance Moving

For long-distance moving, the timetable depends on the distance belongings are being transported.

The time needed to complete the packing, loading, and unloading for long-distance moves depends on the number of items being transported and how many movers are on the job. 

Chicago Movers
Long Distance Moving is a very complex operation

Local Moving

The chart below provides an estimate for movers performing a local moving job. Customers are charged based on the time the movers are on the job. Please note that packing is an additional service and is charged as such.

Studio or Small Apartment

2-3 Bedroom Apartment

2-3 Bedroom House

3-4 Bedroom House

Packing & Loading

2 movers – 3 hours

4 movers – 4 to 6 hours

3 movers  – 4 to 6 hours

3 movers – 7 to 10 hours

Loading

2 movers – 1.5 hours

2 movers – 3 to 5 hours

3 movers – 3 to 5 hours

3 movers – 5 to 8 hours

Unloading

2 movers – 1 hour

2 movers – 2-4 hours

3 movers – 2 to 4 hours

3 movers – 4 to 6 hours

Packing, loading and unloading time will depend on the number of belongings as well as the carry distance to the moving truck.

Local Movers
Packing, loading and unloading time will depend on the number of belongings

4+ Bedroom House

5×10-10×10 Storage

10×10-10×20 Storage

10×25-10×25 Storage

Packing & Loading

4 movers- 7 to 11 hours

2 movers – 1 to 3 hours

2 movers – 3 to 6 hours

3 movers – 3 to 6 hours

Loading

3 movers – 7 to 11 hours

2 movers – 1 hour

2 movers – 2 to 4 hours

3 movers – 2 to 4 hours

Unloading

4 movers – 4 to 6 hours

2 movers – 1 hour

2 movers – 2 hours

3 movers  – 2 hours

The number of movers that are on the job is dependent on the size of the home. Use this chart as an estimate, but it is not a guarantee.

 

Studio or Small Apartment

2-3 Bedroom Apartment

2-3 Bedroom House

Packing & Loading

2

movers – 3 hours

4

movers – 4 to 6 hours

3

movers  – 4 to 6 hours

Loading

2

movers – 1.5 hours

2

movers – 3 to 5 hours

3

movers – 3 to 5 hours

Unloading

2

movers – 1 hour

2

movers – 2-4 hours

3

movers – 2 to 4 hours

Packing, loading and unloading time will depend on the number of belongings as well as the carry distance to the moving truck.

4+ Bedroom House

5×10-10×10 Storage

10×10-10×20 Storage

Packing & Loading

4

movers – 7 to 11 hours

2 movers – 1 to 3 hours

 2 movers – 3 to 6 hours

Loading

3

movers – 7 to 11 hours

2 movers – 1 hour

2 movers – 2 to 4 hours

Unloading

4

movers – 4 to 6 hours

2

movers – 1 hour

2 movers – 2 hours

The number of movers that are on the job is dependent on the size of the home. Use this chart as an estimate, but it is not a guarantee.

how long does it take movers to load a truck

This moving process timetable is only an estimate. The number of movers that will be helping on moving day is determined by Zip Moving & Storage in order for the movers to be as efficient as possible.

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Zip Moving and Storage 8620 Dakota Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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