Let’s face it: moving is rarely ever fun. Between braving the elements, hiring a moving crew, and getting organized, let’s face it, moving can be absolutely overwhelming. There are a variety of things to consider when thinking about moving. For example, is your lease up? If not, are you willing to accept the penalty for breaking it? Can you afford to move right now? (You’ll need the first and last months’ rent, a security deposit, money for moving expenses, pet fees, etc.) But don’t fret, Live Grandscape in The Colony, Texas is here to help you decide when the best time to move is depending on your preferences!
When Is the Best Time To Move?
The best time of the year (season) for you to move will ultimately be determined by your personal situation, budget, and preferences.
Summer is the most popular time to move! This is especially true in a location that experiences all four seasons. Moving during the summer is a good idea (depending on where you live) for many reasons including the weather.
However, if you live somewhere hot like Dallas, Texas, summer might not be the best time for you due to the intense heat. Also, since summer is the peak moving season, that means higher rates for moving companies, moving trucks, boxes, etc.
No doubt about it, fall is the perfect time to move. Moving in the fall means cool weather, but not too cold, equipment is more readily available, and move-in dates are more flexible.
If you have school-age children, fall can be more difficult as you will have to work around your child(ren)’s school schedule.
Let’s be honest: if you’re anywhere that experiences snow, winter is not the most ideal time to move. But if you can brave the cold, you’ll get great deals and have fewer disruptions when moving during the winter months.
If you are planning on moving in the winter, make sure you’ve checked the forecast days before so you aren’t facing any dangerous elements.
Get ready to smell the flowers! The weather (aside from some spring showers) is mostly perfect — not too hot, not too cold. The school year is still going on, so not too many people are moving, and traffic during the day won’t be too bad either. This makes springtime perfect for a long-distance move.
Moving to a new apartment in spring also gives you time to settle in, unpack, and decorate before the busy summer months.
However, spring can be sometimes inconsistent when it comes to the weather, and it is the start of wedding and graduation season, so there might be fewer weekends to move in your schedule.
Best Time of Day to Move
At Live Grandscape, we are more partial to early morning move-ins. You can get everything to your new home early, and spend the rest of the day unpacking your belongings and beginning to make your new residence a home.
Best Time of Week to Move
While it’s more convenient for most people to move on the weekend if you’re wanting to get better deals on movers and moving equipment, scheduling your move during the week is recommended. Monday through Thursday are typically when demand is lowest and therefore, your costs may be lowest as well.
Other Things to Consider
How can you work around your schedule to make your move as efficient as possible? Do you need to take time off?
Make sure you are checking the forecast at least a week before your move-in date to ensure you aren’t bracing any scary elements.
If you have children do you have someone to help with them? Do you have family obligations that need to be considered? Do you need to hire movers if you don’t have any friends/family to help?
Overall, moving is challenging. We understand that not all of us have the option to move at the most ideal time. The best time to move for you will really depend on what works best for you when considering all of the above aspects. Once you have these figured out, you’re on your way to a successful move into your new home.
Additional Information: Best Way to Move: Is It Better to Hire Movers or Move Yourself?
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