How Long Should You Take To Decide If You Should Move? (Months, Weeks?)

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How Long Should You Take To Decide If You Should Move? (Months, Weeks?)

Making a move is a lengthy process that requires quick decision making. Long distance shipping can also be overwhelming and it is for this reason you should give yourself sufficient time to make the move hassle-free for you. Hiring the services of a reliable mover such as A1 Auto Transport offers you with the chance to benefit from reliable services and timely delivery.

How long should you take to decide if you should move?

Deciding on whether you should move is important because after a decision has been made, you can then set into motion the activities required for you to have a successful relocation. Some movers decide way in advance when they should move while others make last minute decisions.


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Factors that determine the duration in which you should decide if you will move

  • Workplace changes: Your company will be able to communicate to you in good time when you are expected to report to your new work station. After you have this information, you can then start planning for your moving day and decide on all aspects of your move.
  • Emergency situations: In case you have a close family member who might need special care and attention, you may opt to make your move as soon as possible. This will enable you to settle down as soon as possible and attend to their needs.
  • The terms of the moving company: Long distance movers may operate within their own rules and require that customers book their services within set timeframes. Some shipping companies expect clients to book their services way in advance (up to a month prior to the moving day) whereas other companies can accept last minute requests.
  • Items to be shipped: In case you are making an international move and would like to ship your car, you need to decide on your move real fast. This enables you to do plenty of research and get a reliable auto transport company which can deliver your goods safely. You can also get the paperwork ready by your moving day. Also, in case you have many items to be shipped, you will need sufficient time to sort and pack them.
  • Season in which you will be moving: In case you are planning to move during the peak moving season, you ought to reach a decision soonest possible. This enables you to plan the details of your move well in advance and to secure the services of a moving company in good time, as they may get fully booked.

The urgency with which you want to make a state-to-state move will greatly determine the duration in which you should make the decision to move. You can also tell when it is time to move to a new location due to various personal reasons. As soon as you come to this realization, you may get moving. Overall, preparation is important. Therefore, as soon as you decide that you would like to move, plan all details carefully so that you may have a successful move.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

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