The experts at Elite Moving Labor want to help you be prepared for your do-it-yourself move. That is why they created this handy moving guide to help you choose the right number of movers and estimate how long your move will take to complete.
Don't need the movers to complete the entire move? No problem! You can reserve movers to help for the minimum time only.
Every move is unique and your move could take more or less time than we estimate. Ultimately, there are many variables that contribute to how long you move takes. It's important to understand how these variables may affect your total move time to help you plan accordingly.
Elevator, Long Carry and Stairs: In a perfect world your truck or container would be sitting just a few feet from your home. Unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world and it's usually much more complicated than that. When the movers have to climb stairs, use an elevator (reserved or not) or walk a long distance (long carry) it can substantially increase the time it takes to complete your move.
Packing, Assembly and Disassembly: Our time estimates are based on the assumption that your items are already packed and there is minimal assembly/disassembly required. Your moving help can absolutely provide these services for you, however, it will impact your move completion time.
Drive Time: Travel time to and from your location is included in your rate and the movers won't begin billing until they arrive. However, if you've booked a single moving crew to both load and unload on the same day, then the drive time between your origin and destination is billable time.