Is There a Best Time of The Year to Move?

Moving season

Approximately 40 million people move throughout the year within the United States. There is no time of year that moving companies do not work, except if extreme weather conditions do not permit for moving. The moving industry does however have a peak season, April through September. During this time there is high demand for moving services, especially during the summer months June and July when many families relocate.

When determining when to move, another consideration might be which part of the month, which day of the week, and what time of the day works best. Most moves occur at the end of the month, when leases on rentals end, and can roll over to the beginning of the next month. Weekends are typically the busiest days of the week, as many work during the week. Having flexibility with the day you move could be an advantage. On both moving and delivery day, beginning early in the morning is best. Productivity is at its highest, and in hotter climates it’s cooler in the mornings, making it easier and more efficient to load and unload.

Worth the wait

If your move does not need to take place during peak season, the quieter months, October through March might be best for your move. Moving during the slower months can reduce costs, and often provides more options for choosing a day of the week and a time of day that pick up or delivery can be scheduled.

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