Choosing the ideal time to move isn’t only about the date, but also of several other factors. We take a closer look at some of these factors below.
Everybody agrees that spring and fall are the best seasons to move. However, moving costs are higher during these seasons. Depending on your specific location and on your destination, weather can be one of the most important factors to take into account when choosing the moving date. Winter can be extremely harsh in some areas. If your current home or your next one are in such areas, you shouldn’t move during the winter. Days are short, there’s ice and snow, and you may encounter various difficulties. In addition, moisture is one of the biggest enemies of moving long distance, so make sure your moving company knows what to do in such situations.
Most families with children of school-going age choose summer vacations as the best time to move house. There are two good reasons for that. The first one is that children are home from school, so you can ask them to help you with packing, moving and unpacking their belongings. Even small things like this can help you a lot. The second reason is that you won’t have to move your kids to another school during the school year. By moving during their summer vacations, you offer them time to adjust to their new home before they start the new school year. They may even make some new friends to go to school together.
National holidays and other days off are among the factors you should consider when planning your move. Some holidays generate a lot of traffic jams, and that can become a real pain when moving. Such delays may trigger additional expenses, as you’d need to pay more to the moving company, to make up for the additional time spent in traffic. Since major holidays tend to attract a higher volume of traffic on the road, it would be a good idea to avoid them whenever possible. Furthermore, moving long before a major holiday will allow you to meet your new neighbors and to integrate into the local community. This may help you enjoy important celebrations such as Christmas and Thanksgiving as part of your new community. Call our professional movers today to get started on your moving plans.