If you have a major relocation project coming up, then you should start the planning weeks or even months in advance. Here are some of the things you will accomplish if you start planning early enough.
Pick the Best Time
Moving prices fluctuate with time. The month, week, or even day of the week affects the price you pay for a move. For example, there is evidence that mid-month and mid-week moving is relatively cheaper than end-month and weekend moving, respectively. By planning your move early, you get to choose your ideal moving time because the movers' calendars will still be open.
Pick the Best Mover
Early planning also helps you to pick the best mover in your area. The movers with the best experience and reputation are usually the first ones to be booked. Therefore, the longer you wait, the more you are likely to find yourself locked out from your favorite movers. Start early, ask for quotes from different movers, evaluate the movers, and pick the best one for your case.
Complete Every Task
Moving is more tasking than most people know, especially those who haven't handled a move before. You have to get moving supplies and equipment such as boxes, foam, tape, dollies, and ramps, among other things. A typical homeowner doesn't have such things lying around so you may have to acquire them. You also have to pack, get rid of extra items you won't be moving with, and reserve the elevator and parking. You are likely to have some tasks undone by moving date if you leave your preparations too late.
Deal With Unexpected Issues
Early planning also leaves you with some wiggle room to deal with unexpected issues. For example, if you plan your move weeks in advance and your initials moving date ends up non-ideal (for example, many roads will be closed on the date), you can easily pick another date. However, if you leave your planning late and something happens, you will be hard-pressed to pick another day for the move.
If you are planning a long-distance move, such as across state lines or overseas, then there are lots of rules and regulations to follow. There may be limits on the weight of trucks that can use certain roads. There may be regulations against carrying some plants and animals. There may be licenses or permits to apply for. Early planning allows you to research on and plan for such things.
If you're ready to plan your next big move, contact a local moving company for additional help.