How Long Should It Really Take a Removalist to Pack And Unpack Your House?

Moving can be tough, which is why it’s best if you hire a removalist. Often called a moving company, a removalist helps home, and business owners move their goods.

Most removalists offer all-inclusive services for a move – from packing your valuables to arranging all of these when you arrive in your new home.

Hiring one is a cost-effective investment because you can continue to manage your other responsibilities and make sure that your move goes smoothly.  

When hiring a removalist, it’s important that you set your expectations and determine how long it’ll take them to pack and unpack your house.

Generally, it’ll take a local removalist or those in your local area to pack and unpack a studio for about two to four hours; four to six hours if you have a two-bedroom apartment; and a three-bedroom apartment will require about six to eight hours of work.  

However, this time frame is not always guaranteed because the following factors have to be considered when packing and unpacking your house: 

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Type Of Belongings 

The items you have in your home right now are your investments. You spent a lot of money to purchase these items and made sure that all of these are properly maintained throughout the years.

Removalists understand the importance of these items, which is why they would also make sure that all of your valuables are taken care of when moving.  

If you have bulky and large valuables, such as a piano and grandfather’s clock, expect that the process of packing and unpacking will take longer than usual.

The same is also true if you have electrical appliances that require complex wiring and has sensitive parts, or if you own fragile goods and antiques.  

These items usually come in different shapes and sizes and will require special packaging to ensure that none are damaged during the move. Removalists will make sure that all of your valuables, regardless of how expensive or sentimental they are, will arrive in your new home in perfect condition.    

Property Size, Layout, And Number Of Rooms 

The larger the space is, the more time it’ll require for the removalist to pack and unpack your house. This works because large rooms usually have more space for more items.  

The layout of your old and new home also matters because the removalists will need more time to pack and unpack your house if you have more corridors or steep stairs. If you own a backyard or lawn, expect that the removalist will also have to work longer for your move. 

All of these things should be considered to ensure their safety and the condition of your valuables.    

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How Close The Moving Truck Can Park To Your Home 

The removalist you’ll hire will likely park their moving truck as close as possible to your home.

Depending on the layout and size of your property, this can either be in your front yard or driveway. Parking close to your home will make it easy for the removalist to load your valuables in the truck and then continue with their tasks.

However, parking close to the entryway of your house is not always possible. If you’re living in an apartment with shared parking facilities or have narrow streets outside of your home, removalists might have to work for more hours just to pack and unpack your home as they’ll have to walk longer to and from their truck to load your valuables.  

The Disassembly And Assembly Of Your Valuables 

Aside from moving your valuables from one place to another, you also have to make sure that these items will be functional the moment you arrive in your new home.

Transporting your bed, for instance, to your new home will be useless if you don’t have any idea on how to assemble it. Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about this problem because a removalist will disassemble and assemble your valuables for you.  

Although convenient for you, keep in mind that availing of this service will require more time for the removalist to pack and unpack your home.

Before the removalists can load your valuables to their moving truck, they have to disassemble your valuables and pack all of these in the same moving box.  

Choose Carefully  

There are many removalists operating across the world today, so it’s best if you take the time to choose one.

Once you’ve shortlisted your options, inquire about their license, insurance, and experience.

These factors can speak volumes about the legitimacy and credibility of a removalist.

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.

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