Moving house soon? You’ve sorted out where you’re going, how you’re getting there, and what day is the big move. But what about how long it will take? You need to make sure you’ve covered everything off in your diary – most notably work commitments.

The answer depends on a few different factors: the number of items you have, where you’re moving to, and the efficiency of your moving team. Let’s take a closer look.

How big is your home?

There’s a pretty clear relationship between the size of the home and the speed of moving. The bigger your house is, the more possessions you have and the more time it will take to move everything. Families of four and more usually take a few hours to move all their stuff. Your moving team should allocate the whole day to moving your belongings (if it’s a local, same-city move) but should only take 4.5-6 hours to get it all done. Singles and couples can usually get their stuff moved within three or four hours.

Where are you moving to?

Whether you’re moving across the street or across the globe, you should find a friendly, professional moving team who knows their stuff. Of course, the further away you move, the longer it’ll take to get your things there. Allow a couple of days for intercity moves and several weeks for international moves. There are two primary transport options for international relocations, Air freight and sea freight. Air freight is a significantly faster option than sea freight however is usually more expensive.

In the current COVID climate, there are significant delays will international shipping. To find out more about how long it will take for international moves, contact the team at New Zealand Movers.

When are you moving?

Let’s not forget good, old traffic. The day you choose to move will also be a factor in how long it takes to move house. Weekdays, between the morning and evening rush, is usually the quickest time to get your possessions from A to B. Weekends might be more convenient, but traffic tends to be consistently busy.

Other considerations

Whether you need additional services may also influence the time it takes to move. Consider your need for full-scale moving services, including packing, storage, and unpacking.

Which team of movers are you choosing?

And, finally, one of the most important decisions is who you hire to move your household effects. A team of amateur movers won’t get the job done as efficiently as a team of professionals like New Zealand Movers.

New Zealand Movers pride themselves on highly organised, efficient, and time- and saving moving services. They’re one of the country’s leading companies for relocations, helping Kiwi families get into their new homes sooner. Give New Zealand Movers a call 0800 000 022 today for a fast, affordable quote.

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