The sooner the better. Although in reality the work can only be done a few days before the move, it is better to give the moving company 4-6 weeks notice. If you give us enough time, our company will be able to meet the delivery schedule. Our moving company, for our standard services, requires a moving date and an alternate delivery date. We will do our best to honor the date chosen in the contract. We will let you know when your item will be shipped and the estimated time of arrival.