When moving, people usually underestimate how long it will take them to pack up their home. The result, often, is frantically throwing things into boxes in a rush before the movers arrive on move day as stress and anxiety levels skyrocket. The more time you give yourself to pack, the better organised you’ll be and the less anxiety there will be on move day.


Below is a guideline of how many days we suggest that you allocate to packing up your home for your move, based on the size of your home.

  • studio/1 bedroom - 1-2 days
  • 2 bedroom -  2-4 days
  • 3 bedroom - 3-5 days
  • 4 bedroom - 4-6 days
  • 5+ bedroom - 5-10 days


These estimates will vary depending on your unique circumstances. If you have a lot of stuff to pack up and you’re inexperienced at packing, the process can take longer.


Pro tip: Read this article about how many boxes you will need for your move. 


Using your estimate of the number of boxes you will need to pack, you can get a rough idea of how long it will take you to pack your boxes using the guideline below. Note that different size boxes should be used depending on what is going in them. Packing a box with kitchenware (think crockery, glassware, and small appliances) takes the longest time as each item needs to be wrapped in protective wrapping paper before going into the box.


Book box (small) ---> 4-10 boxes/hour

Linen box (large) ---> 4-10 boxes/hour

General box (medium) ---> 3-6 boxes/hour

Hanger box ---> 3-6 boxes/hour

Kitchen box ---> 1-3 boxes/hour


Again, these estimates will vary depending on your unique circumstances and packing prowess.


Pro tip: Skip the hassle of box packing and let the professionals at TMT handle it for you. 


Two Men and a Truck offer box packing as an optional extra. On the quote form, simply let us know how many boxes you’d like us to pack and we’ll take care of this for you on move day. You also have the option to select how many boxes you’d like us to unpack if you prefer the experts to handle the unpacking of boxes for you. If you want to pack your own boxes, Two Men and a Truck can supply the required materials to you. On the quote form, let us know what materials you need and we can deliver them to you.

Posted on Apr 04, 2023