How Soon Should You Start Looking For A Mover?

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How Soon Should You Start Looking For A Mover?

There are a lot of factors to consider when making a move. One of the questions that an individual may ask themselves is: “How soon should I start looking for a mover?” The answer to this is as soon as the decision to relocate has been arrived at. A1 Auto Transport is among the best movers that you should consider when seeking such professional services. Whether you will be making a local or state-to-state move, we are up to the task.

Factors that determine when to start looking for a mover

Your schedule: You may start with the end in mind then work backward so as to determine the time you need to be fully prepared.

The mover’s terms: Some moving companies require clients to book for the long distance moving services within set times. It could be two or four weeks in advance. Others are more flexible and do accept last minute requests.

The quantity and nature of goods being transported: In case you have fragile or valuable goods, it is important to look for a reliable mover who will safely handle your property. Also, in case you have a large number of goods to be transported, it is good to find a mover who is capable of handling the task.

Benefits of looking for a mover early enough

You are able to compare the offers and services of various movers and settle for the one that will offer you with the best delivery services.

Settling for a good mover and booking their services enables you to focus on preparing for the moving day and attend to other aspects of your move.


A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.


You can get better deals by booking the moving services way in advance.  This applies in case you are hiring the services of a mover that offers such incentives for early booking.

Having a considerable amount of time to compare various moving companies offers you with the chance to select the best team to handle your move. Ensure that the mover is a member of the American Moving and Storage Association.

Factors to consider when looking for a mover

Looking for a mover during the more busy periods of the year may cause you not to enjoy their best services. Some of these busy periods that are best avoided include:

  • Weekends
  • Public holidays
  • In the beginning or at the end of the month

On the other hand, when you book your moving services during the less busy seasons, you may end up with a great bargain in terms of cost.

Do keep in mind that the sooner you start looking for a mover to help you relocate; the better it will be for you. The moment you know that you are moving is about the same time that you need to start looking for the company that will help you in making the move a successful one. All the best as you plan and prepare for your move. Look soon, book early and have a stress-free 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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