how long it takes to pack your household goods to move?

As you are ready to relocate, one of the first steps you need to do is to do a complete survey of your home and list out everything you need to pack. However, that one common question that every customer seeks to find out its answer and often ask us is how long it takes to pack your household goods to move. But don’t worry, in this article we will give a detailed and descriptive answer to your question on how long the packing process will take before you move. 


As you may have guessed, the packing process primarily depends on the size of your home, the amount of help you have, and your plan to do how much work in a day, so that it can take between 1 to 7 days to pack all your household goods. Depending on the size of the home, the answer will vary case to case basis. Most importantly, the entire packing process of all your belongings in the home becomes quick, easy, and less strenuous with the help of a professional mover, which is the landmark quality of Man and Van London.


Having said that, in this article we have gathered information to provide you with approximate time to pack a three bedroom house so that it will help everyone guesstimate on how long exactly it will take for them to pack their household goods for a move.


So, without further ado, let’s take a detailed overview at how long it takes to pack your home with some significant tips on how to speed up the entire packing process:


  • How big is the house 

Size matters-at least when we need to estimate how long it will take to pack up the entire house. A one bedroom apartment/house is going to go into boxes much faster than a four bedroom house. However, along with the size of the house, the number of occupants and their lifestyle also makes a big difference in the whole process. Since some people have a lot of hobbies, they tend to own a lot more stuff than others, while some tend to have fewer things in embracing their minimalistic lifestyle.


Coming to the average time it would take to pack up all household goods of your house, you must allocate a full day of packing per room. And of course double the time or your efforts if you have a lot of things. So, if you have a studio apartment, it will take 1 to 2 days to pack the goods; 2 to 3 days for one bedroom house; and around one week for a five bedroom house. If you want to make the task more manageable, just spread each day of packing over 2 to 3 days instead. But for that you need to start boxing up items in advance if you can or you can just designate a day or half day every weekend to work your way through every room in your house.


  • Average time to pack a three bedroom home

On an average estimation, it takes approximately 3 to 5 days of time to pack a three bedroom home. It is noteworthy that the packing process is not circumscribed to 1-2 hours a night of packing; it takes more like dedicated 3 to 5 days of your daily schedule, including the sleep and breaks of course to get done with packing of all household goods.  However, in some instances packing process is quick and easy such as clothing in the closet can be moved in a wardrobe box offered by man and van east London or dressers can be wrapped so you do not need to pack your clothes. The services offered by the Supreme man and van make the packing and loading of goods as smooth as butter. 


The items that take longer time and are difficult to pack are breakables like dishes, vases, glass, furniture, electronics, etc. One would need to take separate time to properly wrap and package each of the delicate and heavy items so that it fits into the truck easily. This step is much easier with the help of professional staff of man and van. 

Note: To cut down on packing time of household goods, wrap the larger breakables in towels and blankets. This is exactly what you say is to hit two birds with one stone!


Let’s now be practical. We know that not all of our customers have three bedroom homes and the above step was to just make a closer estimation with a breakdown of the amount of time it will take on to pack different sized homes. Packing takes a lot more time on your own, than the help of professionals. So, how much time would the process take an average person? Please find the listed points:

  • 1 to 2 days to pack a typical studio or one bedroom apartment/house
  • 2 to 3 days to pack a two bedroom apartment/house
  • 3 to 5 days to pack a three bedroom house
  • 4 to 6 days to pack a four bedroom house
  • 7-days a week to pack a five bedroom house

Be warned that the above listed estimates demands full, intense, 12-house in day dedicated solely to packing. So, it is always recommended to start early or in advance before the actual date of move so you can take your time to process the emotion and get done with packing in a hassle free manner. 


  • Tips on How to speed up the Packing process

Getting things done as soon as possible is the crucial step when packing for a move. Because you do not have a lot of time to waste, here are a few recommended pointers for you to make the packing process more efficient.

Ask or hire help

If you are short on time or want to avoid spending several days packing, getting help is the key. Ask others from your friends and family to help even for just a little bit or look for professional help by hiring a professional mover Supreme man and van that will facilitate the loading and unloading process to get the move job done faster.

Have plenty of supplies

Packing supplies are a must to gather first when you plan to move. It is always good to have your extra hand on supplies like boxes, packing paper, tape, and other packing materials so you can pack your things safely and separately as per requirement. We offer moving kits and supplies for different sized homes that are suitable to accommodate your packing needs.

Sort through your belongings

Sorting out the belongings you need to pack is one of the most difficult steps about moving, especially if you have been in your home for a while. However, sorting through your belongings makes the packing process easier and quicker, so it is important that you separate the items in each room into separate categories. This may be done need wise like- things you may need right away like towels, clothing, essential toiletries, things you won’t need right away like off-season clothing, or things you have planned to donate. 


  • Hire Packing specialists

There are many packing experts available in the moving industry that can provide customers with their full packing services. The packing experts are designated to take care of everything from packing and wrapping to unpacking and arranging, except the loading and unloading part that is the job of a moving company. 

You can also hire a third-party packing company which can offer many of the same packing services as of the packing specialists but at lower rates. Please note that this third-party packing company is completely separate from the moving company you plan to hire to handle the heavy lifting of your move. So, how do these packing specialists work and why should you hire them?


First, these packing specialists will do an on-site estimation of your entire house in which they will take a look through your home and through your moving inventory and assess all the items that need to be boxed up. For that, you need to ensure two things:

  • You are ready with your inventory list that will allow the packing professional to plan ahead for what all will need to be packed together and in which room; or 
  • That everything that you are going to need packed should be ready and in plain sight for the packing professionals to get the most accurate estimate on what all materials and how much they are going to need.


Subsequently, the surveyor will provide you with an estimate for cost and length of the packing service. To note, a trained and skilled packing specialist will typically take not more than one day to get done with the entire packing process. Nonetheless, in the case of a last-minute move, the time frame may also differ slightly, as well as the cost. You can also hire them to unpack your stuff but then the overall cost may get too pricey for you. In that case, you can always opt to choose a packing service for only your fragile and delicate items, and other valuable belongings. 


  • Hire Supreme Man and Van at your service

Another option that is the safest and best one is to hire someone to pack for you. Keep in mind that do not hire any other mover but the one with professionalism and experience in the moving industry to make this whole lot of process easier for you. Having said that, the one and only with such quality is Supreme Man and Van at your service. Man and Van offers the service of packing your home for you. Besides, packing they offer loading and unloading of all your belongings to your new location at ease and in an affordable way. On the contrary, the packing specialists will cost more for their full packing services and are at your service for only the packing task. So, why not hire someone who can do all the things ranging from packing to loading and unloading of goods.


Therefore, if you do not have the time to pack your home or if you don’t trust yourself on that, then simply hire Supreme man and van services. The packing of the entire household goods of your home will be done for an additional charge and it will be safely loaded by our skilled staffs and will be delivered on time to the doorstep of your destination. We at man and van charge packing fees inclusive of the labor and materials involved in the packing. 


Final Remarks

We all know that packing is not fun or easy (at least for most of us), but it can be manageable if you plan to do it in chunks. Meaning, you need a breakdown of time like pack for a few hours in the morning, take a break to do your other job, rest and then pick up from where you left off. Taking breaks here and there with a clear estimation of your time limit within which you need to complete off the entire packing process will become less strenuous and fun to do. If not, Man and van Croydon is always here to help you with the packing of all of your belongings from scratch to end in a professional and safer manner.


Trust us on our tips and above outlined timeline on how long it takes to pack your household goods for a move. It will make the time go by faster and smoother. 


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