Moving to a new home or apartment involves a lot of planning. From planning who will pack your belongings to deciding on who you will move with, there’s a lot you need to consider. However, the biggest decision you have to make if you decide to use a mover is what date and time you will make the move.
Here are some guidelines to keep in mind as you decide when to plan your move to make it go smoother.
Choosing the Best Time of Year to Move
Take the weather into consideration
It goes without saying, but moving during cold weather or during hot weather is not ideal. Cold weather in Texas tends to be mild but a few unexpected icy roads can cause some dangerous driving conditions.
Texas, however, is notorious for having hot weather. Summers actually tend to be the busiest season for moving. Avoid this mistake, and move during the fall, winter or spring instead. If you’re looking to save money and you’re renting, winter is the best time of year to move into an apartment. Apartments are usually cheaper during winter simply because turnover is lower.
Timing is important
The best time to move is in the early mornings, often from 8 AM to 10 AM. The cooler conditions are useful when you’re moving in summer months, as a result of the higher temperatures in Texas.
For those who are packing their own items, it’s also easier to start in the morning since you will often have higher amounts of energy. This also leaves more time to unpack once you get to your new home, allowing you an opportunity to organize your belongings before you go to sleep.
Your work schedule matters
If you’re currently working, coordinating the transition to a new home is often the biggest challenge. This is especially true for those who have times during the year when the demand is higher. As a result, you might want to move during a slower period when taking off a few days can be ideal. Moving is not a process that can be finished in one day, so make sure to dedicate enough time for this.
Weekdays are better
The time of the week is important as well, with weekdays being a great time to move. Mondays through Thursdays are recommended if you’re able to miss a day of work or school during the week. Moving during the weekends is most common. This means you may not get the ideal appointment time if your moving date is close.
This can often be solved by simply getting a quote earlier and planning a month or two ahead. The added bonus of moving on weekdays is that you’re able to unpack during the weekend and organize your new home without worry.
What is the best time to move for you?
The ideal time to move is the time depends on your location, budget, family matters, and flexibility at work. Once you have this figured out you can choose the best time to move following the above guidelines.
No matter the date, choose Austin Van & Storage to help move you to your new home. We offer a variety of moving services to take you across the city, across Texas, or across the world to your new home. Contact us today for a quote and get started on your move!