Moving can be a hassle even under the best circumstances. If you don’t plan your move carefully – or far enough in advance – you could run into a variety of roadblocks.

Knowing how far in advance you should schedule movers is one way to avoid unnecessary hassles. The experts at Mesa Moving and Storage have some scheduling tips for helping you make the process as stress-free as possible.

Specifically, consider these critical factors.

How far in advance should you schedule movers?The Time of Year

Many families move during the summer – May through September, specifically – to help avoid interrupting the school year for their children. This puts added stress on the industry and makes it more difficult to get on your moving company’s schedule.

If you plan to move during this time of the year, contact your movers and start planning as early as possible.

Pro tip: The winter holidays can also be a busy time for moving companies, depending on your location.

How Far You’re Moving

An in-town move is easier to coordinate than a long-distance relocation. If you will be staying in the same basic area, you may not need to start planning as early as if you’re moving across the country.

The general rule of thumb is that, the further you will be going, the earlier you should get your move scheduled.

What (and How Much) You Plan to Move

The more volume you plan to move, the more complex the process becomes. Likewise, if you have bulky, excessively heavy, highly valuable or fragile items, the logistics of packing, moving and unpacking become more difficult to manage.

One of the best ways to determine how your items could add to the complexity of your move is to talk to a professional moving company.

Logistics of Your Locations

The last factor you should consider is whether your origin or destination location (or both) will make your moving process more complex.

For example, if you plan to move to a walk-up building (one that doesn’t have an elevator available), your movers may need special equipment to get your items in safely.

Plan Ahead for Moving Success

For even the smallest, simplest of in-town moves, effective planning and scheduling can keep your costs as low as possible and help ensure a quick, hassle-free trip. Waiting until the last minute to schedule movers can leave you stuck or facing costs that are higher than they would otherwise be. Planning ahead will also give you the time you need to find the best moving and storage company for your needs.

Movers recommend scheduling at least four to six weeks in advance for any move. For long-distance or complex trips, you might want to get on the schedule several months in advance, if possible.

Mesa Moving and Storage provides professional moving services in Idaho, Utah, Montana, Colorado and throughout the United States. We are committed to exceptional service, safety and environmental consideration. Our value-added services help ensure that your move is as successful as it is affordable.

If you would like to learn more about when to schedule your move, contact us today to speak with one of our friendly, helpful team members. You can also request a moving quote online now.