Household Goods Moving FAQ: How Long Does it Take?
When it comes to moving all the goods that you own from one place to another, time is a factor that a lot of us tend to forget about. Some people overestimate how much time they have, but most people stay up half the night before the moving van shows up packing the rest of their stuff, and that’s stress that no one needs.
Moving is stressful enough. Therefore, knowing and understanding how much time it’ll take from start to finish is a good thing. Of course, no one can tell you 100% how long your move will take; most of the advice that you’ll get, even on this blog, will be estimates.
But estimates are better than guesses at this point in the game, so if you’re looking to move your goods, whether it be across town, across the state or across the country, read ahead and see how long household goods moving can really take.
Packing is a major time-consuming process, which is why you should start packing as soon as you know you’re moving. Heck, start packing before then; keep any non-essential items packed away if you know you’re not going to be in your current place for much longer.
A good piece of advice for homeowners is to start packing up things like off-season clothes (winter clothes in summer and vice versa) as soon as you start the process of selling your house. Cleaning out junk drawers and closets of non-essential items will help too; that way, when you find a new home, most of the stuff you rarely use is already packed up and ready to go.
Mark them properly so you know to unpack those last, too. Once you know where you’re moving and when you have to move, start packing the rest of your stuff immediately. Things like books and extra dishes should go first – anything you won’t need up until the day you move.
When the moving van arrives, it’ll take a few hours to get all your stuff put into the truck, and from there it can take anywhere from days to weeks to actually transport your stuff. The transportation of your goods is pretty static; household moving companies can only go so fast and so far during the day, and they’ll be able to give you estimated dates of arrival at your new home.
Plan for anywhere from 2-4 weeks if you’re moving across the country, as that’s usually how long it takes interstate movers to move your things. Don’t forget too that interstate moving companies are usually moving several other loads as well, and they’ll usually have stops along the way. There’s a lot more that goes into household moving, so make sure to keep us bookmarked for all the latest information and great tips on household goods transportation services.
If you’re interested in household moving, you can mark down your interest for a moving quote right on our auto transport quote form. You can also call our toll-free number at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents. Follow this link for access to our household moving quote form as well for more information about shipping household items.