It’s almost the middle of winter, and people everywhere are thinking of winter things: the holidays, sledding, celebrating the New Year, and cozying up fireside with friends and family. If you’re facing a move in the next few months, it may surprise you that NOW is the best time to start thinking about and planning that move. Here’s why: planning a summer move this winter is a great way to save money and enjoy more available moving options. In this blog, we’ll discuss how planning a summer move during the winter months can help you save money and more. 5 Reasons to Plan Your Summer Move This Winter It may seem early, but winter is the best time to plan your summer move. Here’s why: 1. You’ve got plenty of time to plan Nobody wants to rush their move or experience the stress of trying to secure last-minute services. Fortunately, planning your summer move during the winter is one surefire way to avoid this. Each year, millions of people move during the summer months. That means there’s a massive demand for moving teams, moving supplies, trucks, and everything else that goes into a move. When you start planning during the winter months, though, you’ll get the jump on everyone else, securing your needed moving services well before the rush. 2. You’ll secure better moving rates Booking your move last minute is a guaranteed way to overpay for moving services. When you plan and book your summer move during the winter, you can lock in more favorable moving rates that allow you to keep more cash in your pocket when moving day comes. 3. You’ll have plenty of time to declutter One of the best ways to simplify your move is to declutter before packing. If you only give yourself a few weeks to plan for your move, though, it’s tough to be intentional about getting rid of items. When you start planning your move during the winter season, you’ll have months to go through all your items, decide what you need and what you don’t, replace anything that won’t fit into your new home, and generally prepare for the easiest possible move. This means more efficient packing and a more affordable move. 4. You’ll avoid last-minute expenses Moving involves all sorts of sneaky fees, many of which you incur due to booking moving services last minute. You may pay rush fees, for example, or fees for not cleaning your old apartment properly. When you start planning your summer move during the winter months, you’ll be able to prepare for these fees and avoid as many unnecessary expenses as possible to guarantee an in-budget move. 5. You’ll have access to more moving services If you’re planning to hire a moving team (we highly recommend it), booking services during the winter is the best way to get as many available services as possible. Here’s why: As the moving season gets busy, some moving companies become limited in what they can offer, thanks to staffing and equipment shortages. Fortunately, Gallo doesn’t have to worry about that. We have tons of available moving equipment and helpful staff- no matter the season. Still, it’s smart to book your move as early as possible. When you book your move months in advance, you’ll have full access to the moving company’s complete services, which means more flexibility and options for you. Save Money (and Stress) By Planning Your Summer Move Now! Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your summer move. Start thinking about the move now, and lock in the best rates and services for you and your family. Ready to get started? Contact Gallo Moving and Storage today!