Moving can get overwhelming between all the planning, coordinating, and packing. One of the best ways to ease the stress of your relocation is to hire a qualified professional moving team like the expert crew at Capital City Transfer. We always provide free and accurate estimates so that there are no surprises later. But how soon should you begin contacting moving companies to gather estimates?

The quick answer is that it is never too early to reach out to movers. In fact, we always advise that you reach out sooner rather than later. Ideally, you will be able to book your movers about two months prior to moving day.

While it is always recommended that you start getting estimates as soon as you can, there are certain aspects of your move that make reaching out early an absolute necessity. These include move size, moving distance, and time of year.

Move Size and Its Impact on How You Time Your Outreach

The size of your move is a crucial factor in how you time your moving company research. If you have a lot of things to move, your movers of choice will need to put more resources toward your relocation, which is why it is an excellent idea to give them ample time to prepare for your moving day. For large moves, plan on getting estimates as soon as possible to ensure that your movers have enough moving specialists, vehicles, and equipment to execute a smooth, seamless move. On the other hand, if you don’t have many items to move, you might have luck getting on the calendar even if you reach out closer to moving day.

How Relocation Distance Can Affect the Estimate Gathering Process

The distance of your move is a key consideration as well. Long-distance relocations will require more planning, movers, equipment, and vehicles. If you are relocating far away, you will have many details to square away and it is better to start the process as soon as possible. A little bit of advance planning will serve you well for your long-distance move and will ensure that you not only get a spot on the calendar but are able to take advantage of additional services that you may need, including storage solutions like the ones we offer.

Why Time of Year Matters When It Comes to Getting Moving Estimates

Summer is the busiest season for moving, so if you are relocating during the summer months, you should start getting your estimates as soon as you discover that a move is in your future. If you don’t begin to gather quotes on the early side, there is a real risk that no qualified moving companies will have space on their calendars by the time moving day rolls around.

How Capital City Transfer Can Help Ensure That Your Move Is a Success

Looking for help with your move? Our friendly team is always available to discuss the details of your relocation and chat about how we can assist. We are eager to provide you with a free and accurate estimate so that you can finalize the details of your move. Between our BBB accreditation, A+ rating, and ProMover certification, you can count on us for a smooth, seamless move. Whether you are relocating locally or internationally, our team is fully equipped to help. Reach out today to get your quote.