"Can I get an estimate?" or "How long do you think my move will take?".
That's a tricky question to answer. In most cases there's really no way to predict how long your move will take.
Here are some factors and conditions that can cause a move to go shorter or longer than usual:
Carry Distance: During Loading or Unloading there have been occasions where we've had a long distance from where the truck is parked to the entrance to the door. I recall one move a few years ago where the client had to park the truck about 100 yards from her apartment. The closer the truck is to the home, the less time it takes to load it.
Truck Size: Having a truck that is large enough to fit all of your belongings in one trip means less time your move takes. For example; A few days ago we had a client that wanted us to move her from a 4 bedroom town-home. Her move included a motorized bed, treadmill, elliptical, multi-use weight machine, as well as a house and garage full of boxes and standard furniture. The problem was she rented a 14 foot Uhaul. When I explained that it wasn't all going to fit in one trip she was surprised. Her move took 2 trips. Had she rented a 26 foot uhaul it could have been completed in 1 trip and saved her $180.00. I always say I'd rather have TOO MUCH truck than not enough.