Moving can be a stressful time. There is a lot to get organized before the actual moving day that can all become rather daunting. Booking your moving company is one of the most important things you need to do before you move to ensure that you have someone to help you transfer your things from one place to another. In this article, we look at how far in advance you should books your move.

How do I get the best deal on my move?

The first thing you should do is go online and do your research on what different removal companies' prices are. However, some factors will make your move cheaper no matter which company you go with. Winter is not the most popular time to move in South Africa, making it an easier time for removal companies. Try to avoid moving in December and January if possible. A popular time of the month to move is towards the end, which is when most completions take place. If you can avoid this time of the month as well then you are likely to find that removal companies are cheaper. 

To conclude, how far in advance should you book movers? Between a month to three months will be enough time for most moves, however, the sooner you can book it in the better. It all depends on when and where you are moving to and what removal companies are available. 


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What if I am moving long-distance?

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Long-distance moves often take a lot more planning than if you are moving locally. If you are choosing to use a Share Load Removal Service, then you need to be prepared to hand over your things most likely before you move. This takes a lot more planning on the removal companies’ part as well. Not all removal companies will offer long-distance removal, so your options will be limited and therefore there is more of a chance that they will be booked up. Make sure you are giving your removal company as much notice as possible for this move. 

Before you do anything, you need to decide on a plan for your move. Although a moving company is one of the most important parts of your relocation and you should hire one as soon as possible, you need to ensure that you have a plan in place for the move. 

If possible, it is best to start organizing your move at least a month in advance, however, the earlier you can start the better.

Before hiring your moving company think about the following:

  • When the best time to move is
  • When new jobs, schools, or anything that is tying you to that place will need you to be there physically
  • When movers will be available to assist you with your move

Once you have thought about this start researching removal companies and obtaining quotes. This is how you will find out how much your move will cost. 

How much notice does a moving company need?

by Cape Removals
11 August 2021

Before the move

Ideally, you should give your removal company 4 to 6 weeks’ notice in order for them to book you in with ease and get everything prepared. If you are booking within peak moving times it is better to give even more notice if possible, as they might be fully booked during that time, should you leave it too late. 

If you are moving last minute, try to give your movers at least 10 days' notice, as mentioned above this will give them time to get prepared for it. Last-minute bookings might cost more than if you gave them more notice.