Moving at any time of the year takes a lot of planning, as well as the ability to manage many tasks, all happening at the same time. When it comes to deciding in which season to relocate, there are advantages associated with all of them. Let’s take a look at all of the benefits that moving during the seasons of spring, summer, fall and winter can bring.
Advantages –Because the end of May is usually the official start of the relocation season, many moving companies tend to see a decline in business during March and April each year. This usually means that most companies will offer customers a discount to use them during the slow season. In addition, springtime usually has the kind of weather that is agreeable with a moving project. Gone for the most part are the super cold temperatures, snow and ice that winter can produce. Many would say that spring is an ideal time to move.
If you need to sell your home before you move, summer is a great time to do it. Home selling peaks during the warm months, as kids are out of school and the demand for housing is high. Many parents are concerned about disrupting their children’s’ school lives, so relocating in the summertime avoids that issue. In addition, the usually sunny and warm weather can play a big role in making the moving experience much more enjoyable (assuming it doesn’t get too hot).
Fall Or Autumn
As the seasons change from summer to fall, temperatures around most of the country start to cool down, which can be a great relief. This is especially true if the summer brought many days of hot and muggy conditions. The process of moving in cooler weather can be a lot less stressful on everyone. In addition, if you have younger children, they will be in school during the day, which will give you plenty of time to pack and tend to other moving related tasks. Fall is another time of the year in which moving companies may offer some enticing discounts on their services.
Most relocation companies have an ample amount of flexibility in their schedules during the wintertime, so they are better able to be more accommodating as it relates to working around your timelines. In addition, if you plan to buy a home as your next residence, real estate prices are usually much lower during the colder months, as compared to when they peak in the summer. This means that the house that you have your heart set on might be thousands of dollars cheaper than when you saw it go on the market in June. Even if you are looking at houses for the first time at the end of the year, your dollar will go much further by purchasing a house during the winter season.