How Early Should You Have A Mover Locked In?

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How Early Should You Have A Mover Locked In?
How Early Should You Have A Mover Locked In?

Know How Early Should You Have A Mover Locked In

Several factors will come into play when it comes to the right time to bring in the services of a mover. One of the most important is your targeted moving day. Time is of the essence when you’re moving, both to get out of your current home on the agreed upon date, as well as to get settled and comfortable in your new home. The further you’re moving, the earlier you should try to lock in a date with your movers. 

As a general rule, it’s best to try and lock in a local moving company a couple weeks out from your moving date. You can still find a mover if you wait closer to the move out date, but you may not have as many options when it comes to time of day or certain moving services. The sooner you start the process of looking for a mover, the better the chance you’ll have coordinating everything on your terms and provide yourself more time to focus on the other aspects of moving. 

For long distance and international moving, it’s recommended that you start assessing your moving options even earlier. A month from moving day is a good target for long distance or cross country moving, but you should extend that timeframe by a few weeks if you’re moving overseas. The simple fact of the matter is that there are more logistical aspects to deal with when moving to another country, from standard moving issues to required paperwork, both from the movers and yourself. 

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Here are some of the most important considerations to keep in mind when determining how early to book a moving company. 

Moving timeframe

Timing is important when you’re putting together a moving plan and it should be your primary focus when thinking about how early to book a moving company. There’s obvious advantages to getting a mover locked in early, but one that you shouldn’t overlook is that prices tend to be cheaper when you implement some advanced planning. This is doubly true if you need any additional or specialty services like car shipping, short-term storage, and oversize items that may require special equipment. 

The destination

Moving internationally requires some detailed preparation. You’ll have to deal with certain paperwork, the gathering of appropriate travel and residency documents, as well as all the other things like transferring banks, bills, and medical records. A professional moving company will not only be able to handle their end of the moving requirements, but also should be able to point you in the direction to help you resolve any others issues related to moving to a new country.

Joe Webster
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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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