Top 10 Professional Moving Tips

Professional Moving Tips

So, you’re planning to sell your house and move to a new home. Or perhaps you’re currently renting, and you are interested in moving to a new neighborhood for work or school. What is the best time of year to move? When are professional services the cheapest? Most moving companies have recommendations that can greatly help your move become easier and transition more streamlined. These top 10 professional moving tips can help you determine when the cheapest time of the year to move is, and how to take advantage of the most affordable dates.

  1. Consider Fall and Winter. Winter is usually regarded as the cheapest time of the year to move, because many people do not want to risk moving during the cold, icy weather. However, during this off-season, movers generally lower their prices and offer their services at a reduced cost since they aren’t so busy. Work with your local professional moving company to see what deals you can get.
  2. Do Not Move During the Summer. The summer is the most expensive time of year to move, by far. Most individuals like to move during this season because the real estate market is booming, the kids are out of school, and calendars are free from holidays. The summer gives people opportunities to move, but professional companies know this, which is why their prices are raised during these months. Avoid June and July especially, as these are the most expensive – and the hottest – times of the year.
  3. Move in the Middle of the Month. Once you choose your off-season month to move, plan for the movers to visit in the middle of the month. Their prices are usually more expensive on the first and last weekends of each month.
  4. Move in the Middle of the Day. Just as the beginning and end of each month are more expensive, so are the beginning and end of each week. Weekends are more expensive, so try to plan your move during a weekday to cut costs.
  5. Move in the Middle of the Day. Once you’ve picked your moving day, be sure to schedule it at a time that avoids rush hour. The longer your movers are sitting in traffic, the more they may charge you for the time.
  6. Prepare for the Weather. Since a winter move will save you the most out of your pocket, you’ll want to take extra precautions to ensure that you, your movers, and your items achieve a safe and successful moving day. Clear the areas of ice and snow and salt the pavement so your movers have an easy time going in and out.
  7. Hire a Professional Moving Company. You might be tempted to try and make the move yourself, especially during the winter when the climate is dangerous. But that is exactly why you will want to hire professional movers to help you out. They are trained to move in the ice and snow, and are more likely to guarantee the safety of your items than if you were to do it yourself.
  8. Make it Easy for the Children. The children have just finished school during the winter, so use the time after the holidays to move before they go back to school. This may give them time to register for new classes, grow accustomed to a new school, and make more friends.
  9. Be as Flexible as Possible. The winter weather can sometimes be unpredictable. Your scheduled moving day may have to be cancelled due to a drastic weather condition. Moving during the winter and during vacation time allows you to have the flexibility to change plans if needed.
  10. Take Advantage of Landlords. If you’re renting, a lot of landlords are eager to rent during the winter months. It is a good transitional period for them, and they may be more willing to take offers and have open availabilities.

In Conclusion

If you want to save money and time, as well as have a smooth and easy moving experience, then moving during the winter off-season is your best bet. Cut costs by hiring movers during the week when nobody is on the road. Make the holiday season an effective time for the big move.

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  • Get rid of the junk! Get rid of anything you don’t need or want, it will make packing that much easier and save you money.The more stuff you have will increase the time and or weight of the move and will cost you more money!
  • Do not move jewelry, money, coin collections, etc. Keep these items in your possession.
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