How Long Does A Removalist Take?

The answer solely depends on how organised you are. The key to a speedy, successful moving day is to be organised ahead of time. 

Moving house provides an excellent opportunity to declutter, downside and clear out. Unless you’re already a #minimalist, most people need about a week or so to go through every nook and cranny of their house and garden and remove anything unwanted from the equation. 

Once you have decluttered, pack away anything you can genuinely live without for the next week. Be realistic and try to pack away as much as possible ahead of time. The last thing you want to be doing in the hours before you move is boxing up five different dinner-sets and all your candlesticks. 

Pre-organisation is a key phase of moving house, and if you’re wanting to have a cost effective and quick moving day this is one not to overlook. 

But let’s say you’ve done all this - here are some helpful timelines and guides to answer your question. 

How Quickly Do Removalists Work?

On average it takes our professional Moveall team 8-9 hours to move a single story, three bedroom house. This includes protective wrapping on every unboxed item of furniture and appliance and basic furniture disassembly and assembly (think beds & dining tables). However, it does not include our Wrap & Pack Service

We’ve created three separate estimates for moving house depending on which service you opt for, how many removalists are on the job and the size of your house. 

*It’s important you use these estimates as a guide only. There are many contributing factors that may mean we will require additional time to move your house. We will always communicate this with you before confirming your booking. 

How Much Time Do I Need To Wrap & Pack My Belongings?

Packing is the most laborious and time-consuming task when it comes to relocating your home or your office. 

You should consider how many delicate or fragile items you have to pack and if you have any special heavy or bulky items such as pieces of art, pianos, pool tables or aquariums. 

This table estimates the amount of time for one person to pack their belongings at an average pace if they were working from 8am - 5pm.

Property Size 

Total Hours (No Professional Service) 

One bedroom apartment

8 – 12 hours 

Two bedroom house

12 – 24 hours

Three bedroom house

24 – 32 hours

Four bedroom house

32 – 40 hours


How Long Does It Take A Professional To Wrap & Pack My Belongings

A professional Wrap & Pack Service is bound to save you hours of time. Depending on the size of your move, we’ll allocate anywhere between 2-6 members of our team to help you get packed up. We’ll only pack up the items you feel comfortable with, this might be your kitchen, library, garage and storage cupboards - if you’d prefer to be in charge of your wardrobe and bedroom items, that’s totally fine with us. 

If you add a Wrap & Pack Service onto your flat rate move, your total move time might look a little like this:

Property type 

# Packers

Packing 

Unpacking

Total hours

One bedroom apartment

2 packers

2 – 3 hours 

2 – 3 hours

4 – 6 hours

Two bedroom house

3 packers

3 – 6 hours

3 – 6 hours

6 – 12 hours

Three bedroom house

4 packers

6 – 8 hours

6 – 8 hours

12 – 16 hours

Four bedroom house

5 – 6 packers

8 – 10 hours

8 – 10 hours

16 – 20 hours


How Long Will It Take To Move My House?

So, now we’ve established how long it might take to pack all your earthly belongings - now we can share how long it will take to physically move you from one location to another. For obvious reasons, these estimates exclude travel times and are based on ground floor dwellings with standard access. 

Assuming all your belongings are packed and ready to go and you have briefed your moving team properly, your move will typically be as long as outlined below:

Property type 

Number of movers

Time 

One bedroom apartment

2 movers

2 – 4 hours

Two bedroom house

2 movers

4 – 6 hours

Three bedroom house

3 – 4 movers

6 – 8 hours

Four bedroom house

4 movers

8 – 10 hours 


How Long Should A Professional Removalist Job Take?

What have we learnt? A typical three bedroom, single story house with good access will take our team roughly 6-8 hours to move from one location to another, exclusive of travel time. If you opt for our Wrap & Pack Service too, you’ll need to add on roughly 6-8 hours of packing time too. 

Moving house is always a big day, but many hands (and plenty of organisation) goes a long way to alleviate the stress and time implications on your moving day. 

With most standard size houses, long as you’re prepared ahead of our time, our Moveall team can generally get you that ‘All Moved In Feeling’ within 1-2 working days.

Now you know what you’re in for Contact the Moveall Team, or arrange a Free Online Quote in minutes and get the ball rolling.

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