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Moving to a new home is an exciting time filled with new opportunities, experiences, and memories to be made. One of the biggest concerns for anyone planning a move is how long it will take. The truth is, the time it takes to complete a move can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. 

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Key factors that affect move time:

  1. The size of your home: The more items you have to move, the longer it will take to pack and transport everything.

  2. The size of your apartment elevator: If your elevator is not big enough, this might add additional time to your move time as we wouldn’t be able to fit more items on the elevator.

  3. The convenience of loading zone to your apartment or house. 

  4. The convenience of the elevator to your apartment: If the distance between your apartment and the elevator is far, this will also affect your move time.

  5. The distance of your move: The farther you’re moving, the longer it will take to get everything to your new home.

  6. The level of service you choose: If you opt for a full-service moving company, the process may take longer, as the movers will be responsible for packing, loading, and unloading all of your belongings.

  7. Any unforeseen circumstances: Finally, it’s important to keep in mind that unforeseen circumstances can always arise during a move, such as traffic delays or bad weather, which can add time to the process.

estimated time frame

Number of Recommended Movers: 2

Truck Size: 16  Ft Truck

Time: 3 – 5 hrs 

Number of Recommended Movers: 2 – 3

Truck Size: 16  – 20 Ft Truck

Time: 5 – 8 hrs 

Number of Recommended Movers: 3 – 4

Truck Size: 20 – 26 Ft Truck

Time: 8 – 10 hrs 

Number of Recommended Movers: 3 – 4

Truck Size: 26 Ft Truck

Time: 10+ hrs 

For a larger home with four or more bedrooms, the move may take 10 hours or more. The exact timeframe will depend on the size of your home and the amount of furniture and belongings that need to be moved.

Please keep in mind that these are just estimated timeframes, and the actual time it takes to complete your move will depend on a variety of factors, including the amount of furniture and belongings you need to move, the distance between your old and new home, and any other specific needs you may have


They moved our stuff twice and have had nothing but positive things to say. Punctual, quick, and without damaging any of our stuff. Pricing is also very competitive. If you're looking for someone to move within ON, I would highly recommend.
Siena Domaradzki-Kim
Siena Domaradzki-Kim
Great move, very professional, very careful with our things. Would recommend this moving company to anyone.
Chad Bowie
Chad Bowie
Responsive, punctual, professional, respectful, friendly, accommodating and careful. Everything went smoothly. Would use this company again.
Joel Lemieux
Joel Lemieux
We hired them to help move our 10x20 storage unit which was filled with mostly furniture. Movers showed up on time, were professional, took good care with our stuff, were quick and efficient. They were polite and did finacl checks of the truck to make sure nothing was left. All in all it was a great experience. Would definitely use them again.
Cheryl W
Cheryl W
This company went above and beyond. On time, communicated along the way, the team were thorough and receptive to our needs as we had our baby with us and some items had to be packed last minute. Would HIGHLY recommend!
Benjamin Halliday
Benjamin Halliday
Debo and the crew were phenomenal. They were careful with all our furniture and super professional and friendly the entire time. They were also super accommodating with us. We will definitely use them again!
Han Wang
Han Wang
Moving can be very stressful but A Mile Above truly go above and beyond to make your move as easy as possible. They arrive on time, they are friendly, they take great care of your belongings and ensure to communicate every step of the way. They exceeded my expectations, THANK YOU Debo and your team. I highly recommend.
Farrah Vilfort
Farrah Vilfort
Debo and his team were amazing! They arrived early on the day of our move and help assembled some furniture before they left! This was our 3rd move in two years and Debo and his team were the best movers we’ve had thus far. Don’t think twice about booking with them - you’re in great hands.
Used this moving company for a move from a 3 bedroom townhouse to a storage unit. The group of 3 men were friendly, careful and efficient! My belongings were well protected and stored attentively. Communication was excellent via email and I was quoted quite precisely but the movers were able to fit the move into 1 trip instead of 2 which I thought was great. Will most definitely use this company again in the future.
Alyssa Palmer
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