Learn the rhythm of the moving industry to determine when is the best time to make a move
When Is The Best Time To Move?
The best time to move is dependent on your moving circumstances. However, knowing and understanding what each day of the week, month or season presents within the moving industry, could assist with figuring out the best time to make your move.
Distance is also to be considered when determining the best time to move. Transit times are not the same for all moves; the difference between a local, intrastate and long distance move can range between 1 – 15 days, possibly longer. Knowing how long you might be without your belongings could factor into the final decision.
What Time Of The Year?
Around 40 million people move each year within the United States. These moves continue to take place throughout the year, however, during late spring and summer, April through September, is when most of the moves take place. This is the busiest season for the moving industry. Many families use this time for their relocation as schools and colleges are on summer break. Moving rates increase during this time and certain dates are in high demand, therefore getting booked quickly. If the time of year does not affect your move, then considering the winter months, October through March could reduce your overall cost and with enough planning, could guarantee you your preferred moving date.
Which Part Of The Month?
The last week of each month is the busiest and on some occasions, the very beginning of the month is also a busy time for moving companies. Tenancies on rented accommodations begin and end, therefore a lot of people need to move at the same time. Moving mid month, when there is less demand for specific dates, could be the ideal time.
Which Day Of The Week?
Moves can take place everyday of the week. However, not all moving companies work everyday. Make sure to confirm what days are available when choosing a moving company. Weekends, Friday through Sunday are typically the busiest days of the week for moving. These days are in high demand as many people have weekends off from work. If you have flexibility with your moving date, choosing to move on a Monday through Thursday might be easier.
What Time Of Day?
Early morning is the best time to begin the move, and for loading/unloading the truck. It is generally the safest and people are usually more efficient at the beginning of the day. During summer, the temperatures are cooler, which makes everything easier, especially when taking into consideration all the heavy lifting that moving involves. Additional tips for Moving Day: What to Expect can be helpful.
If you have flexibility with the timing of your move, and the time to look into the details of moving dates with different moving companies, you will be able to choose the best time to move based on informed information. The time of day, the date and the time of year you decide upon could help to have a Stress Less move and be more cost effective.