Moving is stressful enough on its own, but when you move during the busy season, you find yourself facing extra challenges. Because spring and summer are usually the most convenient times for people to relocate, Bay Area movers must handle a higher volume of moves. This creates even more stress for everyone involved. Fortunately, AMS Bekins has several years of experience as a San Mateo moving company, so we have a few helpful tips and tricks for you to make your peak-season move easier for you and your movers.
Start Planning Early
Because there is so much competition around some of the best moving dates, you need to start planning far in advance. As soon as you know that you are moving in San Mateo, you should start creating your moving timeline, research trusted local movers, and create a detailed checklist. The sooner you have everything organized, the sooner you can book your movers.
Have an Adequate Budget
If you are moving on a budget, this probably isn’t the best time for you. As with most things in life, the increased demand for movers in spring in summer cause prices to go up. If you’re still set on moving with a tight budget, don’t forget to look for hidden costs and ways to cut down your moving costs by cutting back on the household items you need to move.
While the weather is sunny, you should be prepared for changes that could prevent you from moving on the scheduled date. If you have more dates available to relocate, you can also save money with your moving company. The peak season means that your movers could be overwhelmed by urgent assignments, but that means you can take advantage of significant discounts by rescheduling to a better date.
Keep Kids and Pets Occupied
Most families choose summer moving dates because they don’t disrupt their children’s schooling, but unfortunately, this presents a new challenge. Little hands and feet can get in the way of moving big furniture, so you should line up childcare ahead of time. The same goes for pets. Whether you schedule play dates or plan activities out of the way, you can make your move a lot smoother!
Are you ready to start planning your move during peak season? If so, we hope that you keep these tips in mind, but we encourage you to contact us at AMS Bekins to find out more ways to ensure a smooth and stress-free move during peak moving season. You can call to speak with one of our friendly representatives about our San Mateo moving services or simply fill out our online form to request your free moving cost estimate.