When To Contact A Moving Service In Chicago

by | Feb 2, 2017 | Moving

Chicago has the third largest population of cities in the United States and Chicagoland, including the complete metropolitan area, is home to over 10 million people just on its own.

With all these people, there is a very big demand for moving companies. If you consider that the national average is one move per person or family every 5 years, that adds up to a lot of moving services over the course of a year.

Knowing when to contact and contract with a moving service in the city can be a challenge, particularly for those moving for the first time. There are some general guidelines to use for a move that will help you to know when to get started and when to ensure you have a moving date booked.

3-4 Months from Moving Date

In an ideal situation, start looking for a moving company three to four months before your moving date. If you have a very specific date in mind and you cannot be flexible, start earlier than that if moving over the summer.

Any moving service will tell customers that the busiest times are the months when school is out for summer vacation. This is the perfect time for families to move, so it is a high demand period. The weekends in the summer also tend to be high demand moving dates, so booking early will be more important on these dates.

Getting Quotes

By about 3 months out from the moving date you should have the companies in Chicago you are considering for the move complete a survey of your residence to give you a quote.

Of course, if you aren’t sure of a moving date or if you aren’t yet sure what you are taking or leaving, it will make sense to hold off on the quote. Just remember, the longer you wait the more problematic it may be to get the moving date and time that is the best for your moving needs.

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