Here at Sorensen Moving and Storage, we believe that every day is a great day to move! However, if you are trying to determine when would be the best time for you to plan your move, here are a few things to consider:
If you have children at home, then their school calendar is something that you will definitely want to take into consideration. Summer is generally the ideal time for families with kids to relocate, as children have completed their grade and have had the chance to say goodbye to their school friends. When scheduling your move date, try to arrive at your new home at least a few weeks before the start of the next school year. This gives your children the chance to unpack, get settled, meet new friends, and become acquainted with their new neighborhood. Having the opportunity to do these things and to make their new house their home will allow them to be much better prepared for the school year.
If possible, try to avoid moving right before major holidays since being with family and friends is such a big part of these times. If you do have to move before a holiday, try to do so in advance so that you have the opportunity to meet new people, feel a sense of belonging in your new community, and have others to spend these special times with.
Out of all the seasons, most people would agree that summer is probably the most advantageous time to move. Children are not in school, the weather is usually pretty good, and daylight hours are longer. However, summer tends to be the busiest time of year for moving companies, and rates may be higher during these peak times.
The Best Time
If you are flexible with your move dates and don’t have children, spouses, jobs, and school to consider, then the best time of the year to move would probably be the late spring or early fall. The weather during these seasons is mild, moving costs are typically lower, and there are no major holidays during this time.