Moving can be a stressful experience, and packing your house is one of the most time-consuming tasks. But how long does it take to pack a house alone? 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. In general, you need to allocate 1-2 days per room that you have to pack. Those old shoe boxes or other rigid corrugated cardboard boxes that you have collected over the years can be useful for packing small items, knickknacks, and other fragile items.
Larger homes take longer to pack than smaller ones; for example, it will take much longer to pack the contents of a four-bedroom home than a one-bedroom apartment. If you're going to pack alone, you'll need at least one day per room, as long as you spend the whole day packing, with only a few short breaks. If time is of the essence, you should consider using professional packaging services. As much as you prefer to pack your items yourself, if you commit to devoting every waking hour to achieve it, on average it will take you about 3 to 5 days to pack a three-bedroom house.
Before you start packing, read these packing tips for some helpful advice. The sooner you can start packing, the better - so make sure to plan ahead and allocate enough time for this task.