Moving can be a stressful experience, and packing up your home is one of the most time-consuming tasks. But how long does it take to pack a house? Most households take an average of 8 to 16 weeks to pack, but the exact amount of time will depend on the size of the house and the number of belongings you own. If you're packing on your own, you'll need at least one day per room, but if you hire a professional moving company, they can take care of everything for you. A good trick to start packing is to sort your household items into “Save”, “Throw away”, “Recycle” and “Donate” piles.
This will help you quickly identify what needs to be packed and what can be discarded. If you have a lot of stuff or don't have much experience packing, it may take you twice or even three times as long to finish packing. To save time, try to touch each item only once and use special boxes such as dish and wardrobe boxes for specific items. If you've opted for an independent move, you'll have to manage on your own, so it's best to start packing well in advance.
If you're hiring a moving company, they may ask you to send them a list of items in your home that need to be packed. And if you have a lot of things that need special packaging, such as collections or fragile frames, add an extra day to your time so you can pack properly. Professional carriers eliminate the possibility of damage during transit by carefully packing and securing items properly. However, some people prefer to take more time during the packing process to organize and purge their belongings to simplify their moving process.
The sooner you can start packing, the better. We all know that poor packaging can cause damage to your products while they are in transit, so it's important to take the time to do it right. There are many packaging experts in the moving industry who can provide you with complete packing services that take care of everything from packing and wrapping to unpacking and organizing.