Planning the logistics of a move is something that many people are unsure of. Once you know that your moving, planning should be in full swing. Part of that preparation involving hiring a moving company to help you get from point A to Point B. But when is the right time to hire them? The answer to that question depends on how far you’re moving.
Local moves should be booked a month to two months in advance. Moves in the summer require notice closer to two months because it’s the busiest moving season. Other seasons can be booked 2 to 4 weeks prior to your moving date. Be sure to book far enough from your moving date to get the moving company you want! Speak to friends and family in the area to find out their recommendations for local movers.
Long Distance Moves
Long distance moves refer to moves within the same state but in a different city or moves to a different state completely. Since the transport takes longer, you should try to book your movers 10 to 12 weeks prior to the moving date. During off seasons, 6 to 8 weeks may be sufficient. There are fewer moving companies that will be willing to help with a long distance move so be prepared to do some searching before you find the right fit!
International moves are the most difficult type of move. If you’re moving to a bordering country, book your mover four months in advance. For overseas moves, however, you’ll need to book at least 6 months in advance. The further you’re moving the more notice the movers will need to prepare. Finding an international mover is likely to be a challenge, but online reviews and recommendations are very helpful during the process.
Rather you’re moving across the street or across the globe, you have to find a mover you can trust. Discuss things like insurance, experience, and company policies before choosing your mover. The types of items that you need to be moved can also limit your choices of movers. The more time you give yourself to find and book a mover the better! The last thing you need is more stress added by trying to find a mover at the last second. If you’d like to find out how your move could fit into our schedule, give us a call today!