Let’s face it; transplanting your life anytime is hard. But if you can be a little flexible, you could save yourself some stress, time, and most importantly, money. Here are some things to consider:
Winter: Everyone moves in summer. The weather is nice, there is little rain and this is when people traditionally take their vacation. It is a natural conclusion that this is the ideal time to drag all your worldly possessions out into the elements and move them to a new home. But this creates demand. This is normally the time that moving companies charge their regular rates. Winter, however, is a different story. Less people are moving and this motivates moving companies to sharpen their pencils when writing your estimate.
Weather, however, can still be an issue. Try to plan your move as close to spring as possible. If you have a reputable mover, they can deal with the rain with ease. Your belongings will have nary a drop on them. Just try to avoid the snow before the plows have a chance to clear the roads. It makes travel difficult for everyone involved.
Holidays: Whenever possible, avoid moving around major holidays, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, or Groundhog’s day (OK, only some see the value of this holiday). This is a time to relax, slow life down and be with the ones you love. If you must move around these times, try to allow yourself enough time to get fully unpacked before the holidays, that way you can truly enjoy the special time – stress free and in you new home.
Last Minute Moves: These tend to cost people the most money, even if you don’t hire professional movers. It’s moving day, You are trying to throw everything in boxes, the movers are graciously waiting to grab the sofa you are sitting on, and the final paperwork is waiting to be signed. It stresses me out think writing it! Anytime the movers are waiting for anything, they are waiting on your clock. Anytime you are doing three things at once – you are stressed. Do yourself a favor – plan ahead, make a list, take a breath, and give yourself time to make your move a success.