To put it bluntly, packing up your home is a pain. Luckily, if you are working with a moving company, the packers can complete packing for an average move the day before your goods are loaded on the van. It’s amazing how quickly they move. However, if you are packing yourself, you need to allow for a lot more time – several weeks if possible. Since it’s unlikely that you will be able to drop everything to devote an entire day to packing, plan to work at it between your other pre-move activities.