The summer months are the busiest, primarily because children are out of school. Also, the last week of any month is the usually the busiest time of the month. Try to avoid these peak periods if possible. Doing so may enable you to move at a lower cost.
Generally, a minimum of two weeks notice is suggested to reserve the specific date of your choice. Often moves can be done on short notice as well. This all depends on the season; summer tends to be very busy.
Clothing can be left in dresser drawers, but please ensure that there are no breakable items in the drawers.
Two-drawer file cabinets can remain full but all end tables, night stands, lateral file cabinets should be emptied as should desk drawers.
Weight of your shipment & the actual distance you are moving your belongings
Packing & unpacking your belongings
The need for moving storage in transit while you are getting settled in your new location
Additional factors such as a stairs, elevators, excessive long carry, the need to use a small shuttle vehicle, etc.
This is determined on weight and distance. Your moving consultant will discuss this with you further.