The Moving Process: How Long Should It Take?

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All things considered, the amount of time it takes to move depends on each individual situation’s specific circumstances. Furthermore, it is also reliant on how long it will take you to perform the several vital moving tasks. Planning ahead of time, packing up, and unloading are all included. 

This blog post will discuss some estimates on how long it may take you to move. You will also discover the different methods that will help you speed up the process. 

 How long will it take me to move? 

It is safe to assume that you will need approximately five to six weeks to complete all of the moving steps. However, as mentioned earlier, this will ultimately depend on numerous factors. Specifically, this includes: 

#1 Your destination 

Of course, if you will be moving across the country or even across the world, this will mean you will be spending most of your time on the wheels. Moreover, moving by yourself from your current residence to your final destination may take you an average of 15-20 days to complete. Again, this can fluctuate depending on various things, including the weather. 

#2 Breaking a lease 

Before you approach your landlord about breaking your lease, it’s critical to understand the potential implications and determine whether you’re prepared to cope with them. The lease or renter’s agreement between the tenant and the landlord can significantly complicate the process of leasing and renting. As a result, it is critical that you resolve this issue before leaving your home. To depart a property, most landlords demand a 30-day notice to the property manager. Additionally, some landlords ask that the notice be sent on the first or final day of the month. Even though the lease is month-to-month, it often takes between 2 weeks and 1.5 months to break the lease, depending on the circumstances.

#3 Number of moving boxes 

Having more stuff to pack means it will take you longer to sort everything and unpack everything once you arrive at your final location. If you wish to avoid this problem, one effective solution is to declutter before packing.  This will help you to have more space for the things that are important to you. Most importantly, you will be able to locate the essentials more quickly. 

#4 Changing your address 

Changing your address before you leave town can save you from a slew of headaches, including past-due payments, service interruptions, and even identity theft. Taking care of this will take time, but it is much easier to do so before any problems occur due to undeliverable letters. In general, experts recommend that you change your address two weeks before you plan to make your move. 

#5 Finding a moving company 

Once you’ve determined where and when you’ll be relocating, it’s time to start planning your move. Hiring a professional moving company can help you keep organised and on schedule for the big day, especially if you’re in the middle of a tight schedule. Experienced moving companies can pack and unpack your stuff swiftly, allowing you to settle into your new home sooner rather than later. 

It will take around a week to find the most qualified movers for your needs. You must investigate your alternatives, get recommendations, and submit a moving quote form to be contacted by several reliable moving firms in your local area. If your friends and family cannot provide suggestions, associations can provide you with a list of reputable movers. It would also be beneficial to check customer reviews and feedback about the company before contacting them. 

#6 Loading the moving van 

Loading the moving van

Now that you have successfully identified your moving company and packed your belongings, it is now time to load all your boxes into a van. For some, this process will not take long. However, loading boxes to the moving van can take some time. The total time necessary can vary depending on the number of boxes and household items you have to move, as well as any additional services that are required or warranted. Additionally, the distance between you and the moving firm can affect this. When you are relocating from a studio apartment with 1-2 bedrooms, the process can be completed in a matter of hours. For those who live in a large house with numerous rooms, this could take up to six hours in total.

#7 Unpacking the belongings 

Overall, unpacking should take approximately half the time to pack, as long as everything is organised and you know where everything is going. Furthermore, if you have enough assistance and support, it is perfectly possible to complete the unpacking process in 1-2 days. On the other hand, most people take several weeks to pack up their belongings completely.

#8 Settling in the new home 

The process will not end once you reach your destination. You should also consider the amount of time you will adjust to your new home and destination. While one person may be able to joyfully settle into a new place within only a month, another may require more time to acclimate to a new environment. 

Finding a reliable moving company 

Adlam Transport is an accredited member of the Australian Furniture Removers Association. Our staff is trained to handle your possessions with the utmost care, utilising the proper equipment to ensure their protection. We offer fully insured services upon request. Regardless of the size of your relocation, we will provide you with a reasonable, inexpensive quote for Geraldton removals. While our removals service to and from Perth is our most popular, we are pleased to offer you a price for any location in Australia to which you are moving.