Moving is already a lot of work but choosing the right time of year to do it will save you a lot of effort.
It might even save you some money, too.
So before planning a moving schedule, take a look at this guide. It will help you pick the best time to move.
The Best Time of Year to Move
The time between Memorial Day and Labor Day tends to be peak moving season. With good reason, the summer months mean children are out of school, and the weather is mild, making this a busy season for movers.
When looking for cost savings, flexible movers should avoid peak summer months and instead choose a move date between October and April. Not only do the rates tend to be lower for moving companies during this non-peak period, but these companies will also have more availability for booking.
Not everyone has the luxury of selecting the season in which they move, but other scheduling opportunities might be valuable for saving time and money.
The Best Time of Month to Move
Plan a mid-month move instead of moving at the beginning or end of the month. The last week of each month tends to be the busiest for moving companies. Also, the first part of the month is likely to be busier for movers since most leases start at the first of each month. So, moving mid-month might help provide a cost saving because moving companies are trying to schedule their moves out evenly throughout the month.
If your schedule is flexible and allows for it, choose mid-month. That is the way to go.
The Best Time of Week to Move
Tuesday through Thursday is an ideal time during the week to move. There is less demand during this mid-week window than on weekends. Moving on the weekends might increase your cost with the moving company because of greater demand for this prime-time slot.
Another advantage of moving on a weekday is that it leaves you with the weekend to do the unpacking and settling in.
Just take the day off work. It will save you a lot of trouble.
The Best Time of Day to Move
Most movers want to finish unpacking as early as possible, especially if you’re moving to a hot area. Completing the job early means they get to avoid working during the warmest part of the day.
Even if you’re doing all the moving yourself, the morning is still your best bet. You’ll have more energy during the morning, so you’ll be able to get more done.
But, if you are unable to make the morning work, consider pushing things off until the evening. The temperatures will still be cool, and it might save you some money.
Move at the Right Time
When you pick the best time of year to move, you’ll find better housing options and save some money, too. Not to mention it will take a lot of worry off your shoulders.
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