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How Long Should I Expect the Movers to Take Moving/driving My Stuff?

We have been in the Allen area for a few months now but we are finally moving the majority of our furniture out here from Virginia at the end of July. Has anyone else survived a move from the east coast and how long did you have to wait for the moving van to get from one place to the other? I am trying to schedule for my MIL to visit during this time to entertain the kids while the movers are here but I also don't want her here for 2 weeks while we "wait" for the movers to show up. I know the moving companies don't want to say a set time frame especially this far in advance but I just want to know, generally, what to expect. Thanks in advance for your info!

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Thank you to everyone who shared their experiences. So far, the movers have commited to a friday pick-up date and given me a delivery window of 4-8 days afterwards. I am definitely happy with that. Now all I have to worry about is surviving a two week visit from my MIL during all that! :-)

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We used Armstrong to move us to Dallas from Orlando, FL and it took a week from pack up to delivery.

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HI M.,

DH & I moved from Raleigh, NC to Allen nearly 3 years ago. When we moved here, our moving truck left on a Wed. morning and arrived at our new home the following Monday. So not too long really. It took us longer to have receive our cars that were being shipped then our furniture.

Hope this helps! Glad you like Texas. We fell in love with it when we were here interviewing for jobs. Allen's a great family town. Lots going on all the time. Celebration park has a great out door water area for the kids. Your girls are the perfect age for it. We can't wait to take our son there next summer when he's old enough.


We used Armstrong to move us to Dallas from Orlando, FL and it took a week from pack up to delivery.

We moved from Seattle WA to Frisco area in December the movers picked up our stuff on the 14 of Dec. and it was here in Tx on the 21 of Dec. and that was when they had a lot of snow from Seattle all the way through Denver, so it really doesn't take that long. Well good luck with your move and MIL.

My best friend works for a moving company, Across USA, she says should take 5 to 7 days. Her number at work is ###-###-#### ext. 107. You can call her for a quote and if you end up finding a better price call her back to see what they can do, but their prices are really good too. The company is really good. I have had some bad movers in my time, not showing up when they say and all that. I just had them do a local move for me and was very happy. Her name is Jazimine (Jazz).

Welcome to the Lone Star State! My husband and I originally moved here from DC. It was a corporate move, so the packers came to pack up one day, the truck was loaded the next. We left at the same time the truck did. We took our time driving (4 days), the truck got here the day after we did. So, it took the truck 5 days. We were a "partial" truck on that move -- meaning they put other people's stuff on the same truck. The move took place in July (which is the "busy season" for movers, aparently.)

We recently moved BACK here from California. That time, it only took the truck 3 days. The distance was approximately the same. The difference was this time we filled the whole truck (YIKES!), so there were no additional stops to made along the way.

Your mover should be able to give you a pretty accurate estimated arrival. These days, they track the trucks by GPS, and can let you know pretty quickly if there's any delay.

Good luck with it all. I hope you love it here. We liked it enough to move back again. It's a great place to raise a family.


I've done two long distance moves and both times I was able to give them a date. Although they wouldn't commit to a time window until within a couple of days of the move. When I moved from Florida to Ohio I had stuff delivered to a temp apt and storage and then to my permemant residence when it was ready about 2 months later. When we moved from Ohio to here, it all went straight to storage and then it was delivered to our house when we closed 3 months later. We didn't have any issues scheduling for the time that was convienent with our schedule and when we were closing, so I should think that you can do the same. They may say that it'll be within a 24 hour window depending on the driver's schedule, but you certainly should be able to narrow it down so that you can plan yur MIL's visit. GL and welcome to Texas!!

We used Mighty Movers ###-###-####. They are not a large van lines company so we didn't have to "wait" for our stuff. Based out of Allen, TX they do local or long distance moves, were reasonably priced, careful, fast. We were extremely happy with this company. Good luck!

M. we are moving from virginia,can you please tell me which movers did you choose.i have just 1 bedroom furniture.

thanks a lot

We just moved here from NJ in April. Unfortunately it took our drivers 10 days to get here. They completed packing on a Friday and didn't arrive until the Monday 10 days later. They kept saying it was possible they could get here earlier, but they would never promise anything. The problem was they loaded 2 more homes, or partial homes onto the truck and had to make those stops before they arrived here. I was aggravated as well because I had to take all of that time off work to wait. I would try to find out if they are planning on loading any other homes or stopping anywhere else after they pack you. Hope this helps. I know moving is no fun at all. If you need anything else, let me know.

Hi M.,
It depends on whether your household goods fill the truck or are only a partial fill. If a partial fill, the truck will make stops other than yours to unload. We had a full truck moving from Seattle to Dallas and they gave us a two day delivery time frame. (Two days in case the truck broke down or some delay on the delivery date). We used United Van Lines and they arrived 4 days from the packing date as promised. When they unloaded we were short 2 items. The driver was furious and said he'd fine those and return them to us. We couldn't imagine what was missing as all major items were delivered unharmed. Seriously, 3 days later on a haul back from Houston, our driver delivered a garage red gasoline can and a stack of wastebaskets wrapped in cellophane that were tucked up in the above cab area. We laughed so hard... wrote a wonderful letter to United on this man's devotion to completing the job. His name was Chris and he said he always delivered a full and safe load. That was 11 years ago and we'll never forget it, nor will we ever use anyone but United.

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