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How long does it take to move home (and how to speed up the process)?

How long does it take to move home (and how to speed up the process)?

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When we take time out of our busy lives, we like it to be for something fun. Whether that’s just relaxing at home or going on holiday somewhere special, not many people want to use their annual leave to move house.

How long the move will actually take can depend on multiple factors. If you’re moving between homes that are ready-furnished and you don’t have much stuff, it could take a day. If you need to move a whole house full of furniture and family items, it could take a week or more. No matter how much stuff you have, here’s how you can speed up the process.

Start early

A great thing you can do to minimise the disruption caused by a move is to start the whole process early. While this doesn’t necessarily speed up the process, it does avoid it from becoming unmanageable at the last minute. If you do 30 minutes to an hour for a couple of weeks, you can make a significant amount of progress without having to take any real chunks of time out of your schedule. 


Both before and during the packing process, take the opportunity to declutter. This will save time – it’s much easier to throw something out than it is to pack it up, move it, unpack it, and then struggle to find a place to store it. It can also be a cathartic experience – you might even find that you end up enjoying it!

Hire an experienced removals company

Perhaps the single most effective thing you can do to speed up the move is to hire a removals company like Bright Movers. They’ll potentially be able to carry all of your belongings in a single journey, instead of you having to go back and forth in a car for multiple trips. Removals companies can also help out with packing up your belongings, and having a team of strong people to help out on the big day can make things seem a lot more manageable.

Be strategic with your packing

While it can be tempting to just throw things into boxes randomly, this will end up making the unpacking process a lot more difficult than it needs to be. Come up with a strategy behind your approach to packing, either going by room or by category of item.

One thing to keep in mind is that you don’t want to pack things you use regularly too early. Things like your coffee maker and laptop charger will obviously be needed right up until the final day – every time you put something in a box, make sure you think about when you’ll need it next, so that you’re not left having to unpack everything before you’ve even moved.

If you adopt a strategic approach, you can often make the moving process a lot easier than it would be otherwise. With the right support, it doesn’t have to be something that you need to dread, even if it’s not exactly what you’d call enjoyable.

Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.