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Blog July 7, 2021

When to Book a Moving Company

Posted in Moving 101
Eva Johnson

Digital nomad born in New York but currently living online, Eva knows everything there is to know about packing and moving.

Organizing a successful move is not an easy task, for sure. Your checklist is too long, there are so many things to do, and you always need more time. You must think about the documents and other pre-move jobs to complete and even though you are an organized person, there is a good chance that you might forget one or two things. It is all about the timing and if you prepare everything on time, and admit that you do need a helping hand of professionals your moving adventure will end happily.

Just when you decide that this is the right time for moving, you ask yourself a question: “When should I hire moving company?” and the answer is simple: Hire a moving company as early as you can. That is the short response and in the rest of the text we will try to prove that booking in advance is beneficial for you. When you set the date and book a company, you will have that confirmed and done so you can concentrate on everything else on your list, for example packing all the stuff you need. The professionals you hire really understand their job and you can rely on them to deliver the best relocation service possible. After all, the sooner you hire them, the better offer you will get. They usually reward their clients who book them early, by giving them discounts. When you start searching the company whose offers suit you the best on time, you will have a much wider range to choose from. Not every moving company has the same offers and you should be able to decide which one you prefer. Having several options will allow you to pick the affordable professional service that you need.  Just imagine you are left with just one or two possibilities which don’t really fit your needs. Do not postpone the booking, unless you are prepared to deal with greet stress that comes along. What everyone knows is that most of the companies hire temporary laborers who have little are no experience at all during the summer months, because it is the busiest period of the year. The statistic says that more than half households move during the period from May to September. During that period, most of the companies require that their services must be booked at least four weeks prior to moving day. And as for the rest few months you will be able to book your move only two or even one week in advance. Of course, if you give your movers enough time, they will be able to meet your needs, schedule and to fulfill any additional services you might need. If your move is months ahead, do not hesitate, hire your movers then, it is better to be safe than sorry. Moving companies have limited number of gear, for example trucks and containers, so they can run out of equipment. Another thing is that, fuel prices fluctuate and it is better to seal the deal on time, so that no factors can influence or change the price you have already agreed on. As mentioned earlier in the passage there are busy and not-so-busy months for the moving industry and if you have the luxury to choose the time of your move, consider next several factors, because you will definitely save some money. Since the busiest period is from May to September, choose a date somewhere in the slow season. Avoid booking in the beginning and end of a month because that is the time when most leases begin and end. You should definitely avoid moving during national holidays. As for the days of the week, avoid Friday and weekends.

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Nevertheless, if you find yourself in a situation when you don’t really have much time and you are supposed to move on short notice, the first thing to do is, of course, to call the moving company as soon as you can. Many companies require an in-home estimate and need time to plan and organize everything. The organization includes multiple steps and it can take up to several weeks to plan everything. Rental trucks are usually available, however the rest of the equipment is sometime hard to find. Be prepared to adjust your moving date based on the availability of the gear.

The important thing is to get some recommendation for the moving company, if you are moving for the first time. Ask friends, family members or coworkers. When you start calling and booking make sure you get an in-person estimate of how much your move will cost. Don’t think that they can give you the right price if they didn’t look at your house and check every single closet. Avoid websites that offer to find you a mover, because you never know if there is a fraud behind all that. When you narrow down a list of your potential movers, don’t forget to do some background check. Check websites bbb.org or moving.org to see if the companies are members, which means that they have agreed to abide by the organization’s published tariffs and to participate in its arbitration program. There is also a blacklist of companies with a history of consumer complaints, so be sure to check them as well.

Finally, you should feel confident in the end because you will have company that you can rely on. Confirm the dates, provide the movers with detailed directions and you are ready to go.

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