Ideally, you should contact a moving company as soon as you know you're going to move, which typically means at least 8 weeks before your desired moving date. Here's a timeline to give you a clearer picture:
8 Weeks Before the Move: This is the time to start researching moving companies, reading reviews, and getting recommendations. You can start calling companies to get quotes and ask about their services.
6 Weeks Before the Move: By now, you should narrow down your choices and start seriously considering specific moving companies.
4-5 Weeks Before the Move: At this stage, you should book your movers. The earlier you book, the more likely you are to secure your desired date and time, and potentially get better rates. This is particularly important if you’re moving during peak season (summer months), over a weekend, or at the end of the month, which are popular moving times.
1-2 Weeks Before the Move: Confirm your booking with the moving company. Go over the details of the move, including date and time, your address, the services you’ve booked, and any special instructions or needs you may have.
Moving Day: Your movers arrive and carry out the move according to the plan you’ve agreed upon.
Remember, these are general guidelines and you may need to adjust based on your specific situation. For example, if you’re making a long-distance move, moving a large household, or moving at a busy time, you may need to start the process even earlier.