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Are you considering a move? If you have flexibility with the timing of your move, it can be helpful to plan ahead based on the season that’s most ideal for your situation. But how can you determine which season will be best for your next move? It ultimately comes down to personal preference, but the following are the most important factors to consider:
Factor 1: Weather
If you live in Florida, you know how crazy the weather can get — especially during hurricane season. If you’re moving within the state, or staying in the south, moving during the winter is a good option. If you’re moving to a cold-weather climate, you may want to avoid moving during the snowiest of the months, if possible.
If you’re looking for the greatest chance at having a move without weather obstacles or delays, the spring and fall months can be most promising.
Factor 2: Budget
Moving prices fluctuate throughout the year. During peak season, May to September, moves are typically more costly. Whereas, off-season moves, may save you money. This is because moving companies don’t have as much business. so you may get a more competitive rate.
Despite the season, pricing is also influenced by other factors including:
- storage requirements
- distance traveled
- personnel needed to complete the move
- how much weight is being hauled
All should be considered when budgeting for your move.
Factor 3: Schedule
Summer may be the best time to move if you have children. Summer season is typically when children are out of school. The transition will be easier as your children can settle into their new home without stressing about schoolwork.
While winter is slower and allows for greater scheduling flexibility, there can be a slight peak during the holidays. Another factor to consider is daylight savings time. Remember, it gets darker sooner during the wintertime. So, a 1-day summer move could turn into a 2-day winter move.
Bonus tip: Most moves occur during the first and last weeks of the month. When choosing a moving date, pick one closer to the middle of the month. Picking a date in the middle will guarantee you a place on a moving company’s calendar.
Ultimately, your personal circumstances will help you determine which season is right for you. We hope that our list helped you better understand the pros and cons of moving during various seasons. To schedule your move, no matter the season, contact our experienced full-service Florida moving company and request a fast, free virutal quote.