How Far In Advance Should You Plan A Move?


If you are moving your house, you don't just wake up one day and start packing. Ideally, you need to plan the best day for your move, choose how you will move, and determine how many helpers you need, among other things. This is called planning a move, and it may take a long or short time depending on your specific circumstances. Here are some of the questions whose answers will determine how far in advance you should plan your move.

How Many Items Do You Have?

The more items you have to move the earlier you should begin planning for the move. For example, a whole house move requires a much earlier planning than a basement or garage move. This is because you have more items to pack, disassemble or protect.

What is the Nature of Your Items?

It is not just the number of items you have to move, but also the nature (like how sensitive, heavy or fragile they are) of the said items. For example, items that need to be dissembled or items that require a special packing and wrapping require are better suited to a long planning time.

How Much Help Do You Have?

The number of helpers you have, and the quality of their help, also matters. For example, if you are planning to use a professional moving company, you may not need as much time as you would need if you were to rely on your family's help alone.

Which Moving Season is it?

Some seasons of the year witness many moving projects than others. Since moving companies are more likely to be booked during these peak seasons, you need to plan your move well in advance if moving during the peak season. Otherwise, you may be too late and find that your preferred moving company has been booked or that packing supplies are out of stock.

How Far Are You Going?

How far your destination is will also determine how much planning you should have. In general, the further you are moving the more you should start planning in advance, and there are several reasons for this. For example, you need to pack your items more thoroughly if you are gearing up for a cross-country moving than if you are just changing neighborhoods within the same city. Not only that, but moving to a distant state may also mean dealing with different laws (such as those governing which items can cross state lines), and this may also call for thorough preparation.

For more information, contact your local residential moving services.


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