How quickly can movers load and unload my truck?

How quickly can movers load and unload my truck?

movers loading and unloading a moving truck

One of the most underestimated parts about moving is wondering how long it takes movers to load and unload a moving truck. Not to mention how much it’ll cost in the end. But worry not, dear mover, as UniMovers is here to ensure you have the smoothest move!

How long does it take movers to load a moving truck?

Here at UniMovers, we estimate that it’ll take around 2 hours with two movers if you’re venturing from your studio apartment. On the longer side, if you’re moving from a 3-4 bedroom home or even a 4+ bedroom home with four movers, we estimate it’ll take around 4+ hours to load.

Of course, please keep in mind that these are estimates. There are many factors that can add time or take away. For instance, is the moving company bringing the moving truck, or are you? Also, how big is the moving truck? Larger trucks can hold more but take longer to load, and vice versa.

It also depends on where the truck has to park. If the truck can park near your old property, then the loading process won’t eat much of your time. But if it has to park a few houses away, it’s best to add another hour or two to your move.

Lastly, please keep a close eye on the weather. Storms can quickly add more time as the movers will have to move slower than on a sunny day.

You can do one thing to help shave more time off the loading process. A good strategy would be to have everything packed and ready before the big day. This means having your belongings in labeled boxes placed next to your door. Your movers will greatly appreciate this gesture as they can quickly grab and load!

How long does it take movers to unload a moving truck?

Now that the movers got everything loaded into the truck, it’s time to see how long it’ll take to unload it.

Almost like loading, Moving Labor estimates that unloading could take anywhere from 2-5 hours. But, again, this depends on many factors. Check out our estimates for loading and unloading time based on the size of your space and the number of movers you’ll need.

It’ll greatly depend on how thorough you want the unloading process to be. For example, are you okay with the movers placing your belongings in the general area of their new home, or do you want them in a precise spot? 

Again, do keep in mind that truck placement also plays a significant role in unloading too. For example, Getting the truck as close to your new property as possible ensures less time will be used to unload.

What’s the weather looking like? Are your movers moving through a snowstorm? Is the truck getting pelted by a thunderstorm? Are you unloading with a bright blue sky? Make sure to keep a keen eye on the forecast, as many know it can change without notice!

Not to mention if the layout is different. Is your new home on the second or third floor? Are there tight staircases or a spacious elevator? All these factors will make or break your clock.

How much will it all cost?

It’s time to talk about the elephant in your new room. How much will this all be? How many movers will you need? Are you providing the moving truck, or is another company doing that for you?

As every mover knows, especially movers on a tight budget, the cost of moving can be a scary thing to research. With other companies hiding their rates through complex quoting systems, at UniMovers, we like to keep it simple. We charge an hourly rate for each move with a set number of movers.

For example, If you have a move that only needs two movers, we charge $120 per hour. On the other hand, if you have a move that needs five movers, we charge $300 per hour. You can’t get any simpler than that! So if you need movers that won’t squeeze your wallet, give us a call.

Now it’s time to take a load off

Feel free to go to bed early. Now that the truck is driving off into the sunset, you surely deserve it. But, if moving is still on your mind, this article may be for you! Make sure to check out why college movers may be a better moving option on our astonishing UniMovers Blog.

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Evan Tovar recently graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in English/Creative Writing with a minor in history. When he's not working, he's at his desk practicing the art of world-building.

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