Most moving companies advise that you book your move a month or two out, but not every move comes with that kind of planning time. Work-related moves sometimes have a tight deadline, for example, or moves due to family circumstances can be urgent. That’s why we like Wheaton’s Priority Relocation Service.
Wheaton offers Priority Relocation for people who need to move quickly. With Priority Relocation, you can still get services like packing and unpacking, but you also get expedited service. Wheaton promises that you’ll have a moving van to yourself—your belongings won’t share the van with someone else’s and potentially be delayed because of them.
Of course, Priority Relocation will cost more than a normal move (you’ll need to talk to an agent for exact numbers), but if you must move quickly, you might find it’s worth it. Wheaton even offers an on-time guarantee for Priority Relocation. If your movers miss your delivery date, Wheaton pays you up to $150 for each late day, so you don’t have to worry about paying for service you don’t receive.
Fortunately, you can get Priority Relocation year-round—not just during the slow season. Since most people move in the summer, that’s likely when you’d need this service.
Again, there are limitations worth mentioning with this service. To be eligible for Priority Relocation, the combined weight of your belongings must come in under 6,000 pounds. That’s fine if you have two or maybe three bedrooms’ worth of stuff, but if you have four or more bedrooms, you’re likely out of luck. If you’re not sure, an in-home estimate can help you determine the approximate weight of your belongings.
Still, if you have a smaller home and you’re willing to pay a little more to guarantee a faster move, then you might consider Priority Relocation.