How Far in Advance Should I Book Movers?

Are you getting ready to move this summer? If you are not planning on moving everything on your own using a rental truck, you’re going to need to contact movers to help transport your belongings safely. If you’re going to be moving in the late spring and into the summer, time is of the essence when it comes to booking safe, reliable movers. The warmer months are the busiest time of year for movers as it is less likely that weather will derail your plans with a surprise snowfall. When determining the timeframe for contacting your movers, two key factors are when you are planning to move and where to. The amount of boxes and furniture, while important, is not necessarily a deciding factor in booking a highly rated moving company. Follow these rules of thumb for contacting your movers!

Same-City Moves

If you are planning on moving during the summer, you should contact moving companies for estimates and booking as soon as possible. Most moving companies accept bookings up to three months in advance, but you may be able to make a reservation one month out from your anticipated moving date. If you are moving during the fall or winter, you may be able to book a company between two and four weeks out from your requested date. However, you should still give as much notice as possible in order to avoid getting shut out if a company experiences a sudden surge.

Moves within the Same State

Moving within the same state are less complicated than moving out of state or across the country. If you are planning on moving to a different state over the summer, you should provide at least two and a half to three months notices to your movers. If you are planning in the fall or winter, two months is an ideal timeframe for notice in order to plan and coordinate details such as driving paths and overnight accommodations if necessary.

Moving Out of State

If your move involves crossing state lines, it may be more complicated due to scheduling and the overall time between residences and the office. If you are planning on moving to a different state over the summer, you should book a company at least three months in advance. Offseason moves can be booked two months in advance safely in order to make sure there is enough time to cover all of the details. Just keep in mind that the further you are moving, the fewer options you will have for moving companies that may cover your move.

Moving Services in Boston & the North Shore

If you are planning a move within New England, contact Flannery’s Handymen today! We will be able to work with you to coordinate a date that works with everyone’s schedule and move your belongings safely into your new home. Flannery’s Handymen can be reached by calling 781-775-9943 or by filling out our online contact form.

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