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When is the best time to move?

Last Updated on: 23rd February 2024, 04:52 am

Are you thinking about moving soon, but aren’t sure when you should schedule that relocation? AMS Bekins has helped thousands of homeowners with their residential moves over the years. Our team has plenty of experience minimizing disruption to your life and your neighbor’s lives through quick and effective packing and loading. No matter when you decide to relocate, we’ll make sure it’s a smooth and easy transition.

Of course, some days and months are better than others for a relocation. Here are a few suggestions for the best time of year to move.

Best Seasons to Make a Move

If you are concerned about being able to find a mover and getting the best prices on your relocation, the best time of the year to move is during the off-season. For many areas, the off-season runs from fall through early spring when the weather is cool, and school is in session. Most people are disinclined to move during these times, so the mover has plenty of openings in their schedule. You could even get some pretty good deals as moving companies lower their rates in winter when business is slow.

Benefits of a Summer Move

Summer does have its advantages for moving though. May through July boasts warm weather and dry roads, so your movers have an easier time loading the truck and there is less likelihood of the shipment being delayed.

If you have children, a summer move will also ensure that your kids can enroll in a new school at the beginning of the school year. It’s also easier for college students who may want some time to settle into a new place before starting college.

Scheduling the Exact Time and Day

You may also be wondering when is the best time of day or day of the week for a move? Traditionally, early to mid-morning is a good time for your moving appointment. Most moving companies work quickly to load trucks so everything will be packed and on the road before noon. This helps movers avoid the lunch rush and rush hour in the evenings.

It’s also a good idea to schedule moving appointments during the middle of the week when most people are at work. The neighborhood will be clear, so you’ll have less issues with people driving around the moving van or being blocked by the movers loading the van too. Plus, the main roads are also less busy during the week.

When you decide to move in the Bay Area, give AMS Bekins a call or fill out our online form. Our team will provide a free virtual move estimate and consultation right away. We’ll also work with you to find the most convenient time to schedule moving day.


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