How Long Does it Take to Move?
Remember how your kids would ask “Are we there yet?” about an hour into a seven-hour road trip? Beginning a move can sometimes invoke the same feelings – you want it to be over with soon.
As Seniors Move Organizers we have helped clients move very quickly because of short deadlines, and we’ve worked with clients who are waiting for space in a retirement residence many months in the future.
It may only take two days to physically move – one day to pack, another day to move the items and unpack. However, it can take a number of weeks to get to that point, as items will need to be sorted, and packers and movers arranged.
Even if a move date is far away, we like to begin many activities early. You may want to make minor changes to your present home to make for a quick sale. You’ll need to make decisions on what personal items will move with you, and then what to do with those items left behind. You may need to arrange changes to your new home before you move in.
If you are able to plan a move for a few weeks into the future, you may also be able to take advantage of off-peak moving times. Movers are generally busier around the end of the month. If you’re able to schedule a move for mid-month and mid-week you may be able to save money.
A Seniors Move Organizer can help with scheduling – we will work out how long each step will take, arrange for help as needed, and make sure your old and new home are ready for the move on time. We set the schedule and pace to meet your needs.
You may be saying “It’s over already?” sooner than you think.