[Sean Replies:] for an out of state move, it is highly recommended to allow about 3 weeks of preparation to properly secure a move date and allow for proper planning.  In the summer months, it would be recommended to book at an even earlier time such as six weeks or sooner,  to allow for a probably cheaper rate and also to secure a move date.  Summer time for all moving companies are the busiest time of the year and finding a reputable company can be difficult last minute.