Residential moving is without question one of life’s more stressful events, from de-cluttering the basement to packing everything up to hiring moving help. Choosing a moving date can be low on your list of priorities, but this important detail can make a huge difference. Knowing when to move is just as important as how to move, and you can eliminate some of the stress by setting the date for the move early, allowing adequate time to plan and organize the move.
Having said that, depending on your particular circumstances, your options may be limited for scheduling a move. The reasons behind a move can help in knowing when to schedule your move – maybe you’re relocating out of town for a new job, or your apartment lease is expiring. Perhaps you’re buying a new home, or downsizing due to retirement. Any number of reasons could make the need for residential moving necessary. These reasons and more can impact the time you need to facilitate a move.
It is recommended that you don’t plan residential moving right before a major holiday, family vacation or other special events. Your focus and attention needs to be on the task at hand, so you don’t get distracted by all the other activities going on.
Moving during the summer, which is the busiest season of the moving industry, should also be avoided whenever possible. The peak season for moving is Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend when about 70% of all residential moving takes place. Moving companies are in higher demand, your choices are more limited, and you risk having fewer experienced helpers available, not to mention paying higher moving rates. Moving during the winter can mean lower prices and having more experienced movers available, but the potential for bad weather exists. If you need to wait until children are out of school for the summer, that leaves a small window of time to plan residential moving by the time school starts up again in the fall.
So when is the best time for you to schedule your move? Here are a few tips for you to consider:
Plan a mid-month, mid-week move instead of at the beginning or end of the month when demand is lowest, as well as costs. The first of the month is usually busiest for moving companies since most leases begin on the first of the month.
Weekdays Monday through Thursday are best because they are in less demand than Fridays and weekends. You’ll usually save money as costs for weekend moves, especially during peak season, are higher. As an added plus to moving during the week, you’ll have several days to get unpacked and organized in your new location before starting back to school or work the following week.
The best time of day to schedule residential moving is in the early morning, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. And, if the move is during the summer, everyone involved will appreciate the cooler temperatures.
Meticulous planning and coordination can go a long way in minimizing the stress and avoiding any unwelcome surprises for successful residential moving. Superior Moving & Storage in Kansas City can assist you by taking care of all the details, start to finish, every step of the way. We have been moving household goods across the country since 1914, providing a wide range of services that are unmatched in the residential moving industry.