When is the Best Time to Move Long-Distance?

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Moving long-distance is stressful enough by itself, but factor in all the logistics, and you’ll really start to feel the stress. If you can control what time of the year you make your long-distance move, you’re better off. As moving during various times of the year come with unique advantages and disadvantages, we’ve compiled a few different scenarios to consider, when possible, before you schedule your long-distance move.

If possible, schedule your move for the off-season. If you are able to select a time to move, select a month other than June or July, as these months are considered the height of moving season, and therefore, are more expensive. Another popular time to move, that you should try to avoid if at all possible, is either the first or last day of the month. Try to schedule for some time in the middle of the month. You’ll be able to save money on your long-distance move by not moving during peak moving times.

Moving during winter months might work towards your advantage. It is a known fact that home-buying significantly slows down during the winter months, as families are busy with the holidays, work, and family time. This means that if you move during the winter months, you’ll have more affordable options when selecting a long distance moving company. With fewer people buying homes and moving, professional movers are more likely to be eager for your business during the slow winter months.

On the flip side, if you have kids, moving during the summer months is ideal. While moving during summer months generally costs more, it will be better for your kids to not be disrupted during the middle of the school year. When children move long-distance during the school year, they can be affected mentally. On the other hand, moving during the summer when they are between grades will give them time to adjust to their new surroundings and make new friends! This is why moving during the summer months will benefit your kids much more than at any other time.

Think about the weather conditions where you are moving to. If you are moving to a location that has relatively mild weather year-round, you won’t have to worry about snowy or icy conditions impeding on your move. On the other hand, if you are moving somewhere that experiences harsh winters, moving during the winter is probably not the ideal time to be moving. The last thing you want is for your moving truck to be delayed due to harsh winter storms that shut down roads.

Think about life events. Just because it is cheaper to move during the off-season, doesn’t mean that it is going to be ideal for you and your family. If your family considers the holidays to be a big family event, with lots of family traditions, it could be extra stressful to try and move during holidays or winter months. Think about upcoming life events, such as weddings or family reunions, and if possible, schedule your move accordingly.

When it comes time to determining when the best time is to make a long-distance move for you and your family, it is a decision that varies from family to family. Whenever you decide to schedule your move, know that with White Glove Moving, you’ll be getting a superior long distance moving company, regardless of the time of year you decide to move. Call us today to see how we can help your move go smoother and take some of the stress off!