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How Long Should Loading Your Furniture Take?
How Long Should Loading Your Furniture Take?

Know How Long Should Loading Your Furniture Take

It is a moving day; you are set and ready. For several weeks now, you have been packing and carefully labeling your boxes. You have a knack for perfection and cannot stomach the thought of mistakes occurring. Finally, the moving truck shows up. As the crew opens the door to the truck’s container, suddenly you start wondering how your furniture will fit into that space. Rushing against time, you realize that you only have one or two hours before the parking slot’s owner asks you to find another place. How long will it take to load the furniture? Below are factors that will influence the duration of the task.

Carry out an assessment

Since you are the one who has been packing the items, you are familiar with the contents of the moving boxes. In any case, you were careful to list down everything on an inventory sheet. However, unless you disassemble it, you cannot pack furniture in boxes. To get an idea of what it will take the movers to load your sofa, coffee table and beds, assess the items first.

Measure the furniture

No matter how absurd this may sound, take measurements of all your furniture pieces. Measure the length, width, height and diagonal. Remember to include odd shapes and parts that protrude. Find out from the moving team how much space they have.

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Doors and stairways

Another aspect that you need to measure is the doorway width and height. If you live in a storied building, take measurements of stairwells. These will determine whether the loaders will have a comfortable or difficult time carting away furniture from your house to the moving truck. For properties with elevators, find out the load capacity and size.

Number of crew on the ground

Always, seeking the professional services of a moving company helps. You feel relaxed knowing that there are skilled people to load, transport and offload your household items. However, if the firm dispatches a few people, the task may delay. To ensure faster loading, while booking the service, insist on a fair number of loaders.

Layout of your house

The house’s design also has an impact on furniture loading time. A mover on the ground floor can get out faster than the one on the third. Therefore, factor the distance from your house to the parking lot. Narrow stairways and elevators will slow down the team.

With adequate preparation, furniture can be the most natural thing to load into a moving truck. However, you must first take stock of the type of furniture and whether intact or disassembled. Next, measure all the pieces in every dimension and extend the exercise to doorways and stairs. Do the same for the elevator. Check the number of crew members the company sent for the task. Lastly, the distance from your house to the truck plus hindrances along the way will determine the time it takes to load furniture. With all these aspects working in your favor, you can spend anything between thirty minutes to an hour.


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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

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