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How Far in Advance Should You Start Planning a Residential Move?

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Planning a residential move far enough in advance will ensure the move goes well.

To complete a residential move, you must make plans in advance. But how far in advance should you start planning? That depends on a lot of variables, as well as how much money you are willing to spend. The following is a discussion of things to consider when deciding how far in advance to plan a move.

Identify the Reason for the Move

The first thing you need to do is identify the reason for the move. This can include anything such as a new job, attending a new school or when your current living arrangements end. This is the most important thing to do because depending on how far out this consideration is, you may have to start planning the move immediately.

Figure Out Your Financial Budget

The easiest way to handle a move is to hire a moving company. Some moving companies will handle almost everything for you where you don't need to do anything besides tell them where the items need to go in the new residence. But these moving arrangements tend to be the most expensive. If you have the financial resources to hire this type of moving service, just find one of these companies as soon as you can and they will take care of everything, including the timeline for the move.

If you don’t have the budget to hire this type of moving company, you may need to handle the move yourself or hire a company that will transport your belongings from the old home to the new place. Either way, you'll need to estimate how much time you need to do the packing yourself. If you're handling the entire move yourself, you'll need to calculate the time it will take to transport the belongings. This could be a few hours to several days, depending on how far the move is.

Add Up the Time

Once you know the reason for the move, how much money you have to pay for it and the time it will take to complete the tasks you will do yourself, you can then add up the time and figure out how long the move will actually take. This will be the minimum amount of time in advance you must start planning your move. Most likely, you’ll need to add at least a few days to a few weeks to this time to find the date for which you start planning your move.

A residential move can be a daunting and intimidating task. Take away some of the guesswork and worry by contacting our moving experts at Nilson Van and Storage for your next residential move.



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