September, a chilly breeze is in the air, summer is ending, vacations are coming to a close, school is back in session, and the great rental truck race begins! While September is a busy month for anyone, it also happens to be one of the busiest moving months of the year. This is due partly because of the renting cycle, as cities and towns begin to receive a large influx of students returning to their respective schools, but this also raises a valuable question, when it comes to moving on your own, when is the best time to move? Short answer, there isn’t one!
The “Best” Time To Move Based On:
While some of these tips may be more relevant for certain locations over others, if you are thinking of renting a truck and moving out on your own, it is our hope that this blog will provide helpful moving tips that will help make for an easy move, regardless of the season!
Since housing demand varies by season it can be difficult to accurately plan a move down to the exact day when you are searching for your dream home, and while each season may have its set of pros and cons, be sure to weigh them heavily.
Fall / Autumn
The fall is an ideal time to move as the weather is beginning to cool down but that you may also find lower home prices as the housing market slows.
Winter is usually one of the cheapest times to move since the weather can be adverse, however, if you are moving during this time, you should have a large amount of flexibility in rental vehicles & duration.
Demand will be a bit higher for moving vehicles and storage units as students are moving out, however, the months of March and April are excellent times to move, not too hot, not too cold, just right!
Majority of home sales happen during this time of the year so the demand for moving vans is generally higher around this season. Moving during this time of the year is ideal for families, since school is out, however you will have to watch out for humidity & higher temperatures. If you have a family, consider hiring professional movers to reduce stress and allow you to focus on packing.
Like seasonal moves, when you move is just as important!
If saving money is the main priority this move, experts state that between the months of late September to April, demand is generally lower, which can improve your chances of acquiring a rental vehicle on the planned date.
This is dependent on whether you are renting or buying a home as most experts suggest a mid-month move is ideal for those looking for lower costs and more options, however, if you are renting you are limited to moving at the beginning or end of the month unless your landlord will allow a mid-month move in.
If you are planning on renting a moving truck, most experts suggest renting a vehicle during unconventional times where there may be less demand, ideally any day between Monday – Thursday will provide the best options for those looking to move themselves
Things to Consider
When it comes time to move there are a variety of factors that come into play beyond moving from one location to another, If you are single or living alone, packing up, renting a truck, and relocating can be as easy as 1,2,3. However, when you factor in your job, family, and the weather the situation can quickly become more complex, and normally hiring, professional movers can not only expedite the process but simplify it as well! Less stress = less worry!
If you are relocating your family, it might make more sense to move during the summer & hire a professional moving company in order to avoid a tough transition or chaotic school year, as well as ensuring a smooth move!
The weather certainly has a major impact on mobility and getting around, if you are moving to a new home or to the city, based on your location it may make more sense to wait for milder weather in order to avoid icy, slick, or potentially dangerous situations.
Getting the time off from work can be a pain and detrimental to your productivity, to make the process easier a weekend move may benefit those that cannot get the time off.
Let professionals help you
No matter the time of the year, a professional moving company will always be prepared to safely facilitate your relocation! Our commitment to service and “doing the right thing” are not just clichés at Gallo Moving & Storage — they are what we live by. If you’re moving for the first time, don’t hesitate to reach out to our award-winning moving specialists at Gallo Moving & Storage. We want you to have the best experience, we offer our full assistance is all possible aspect of your move. Contact Gallo Moving & Storage today – get your free estimate by phone, online, or through our mobile app! If you are interested in learning more about the packing, moving, and storage services we have available, contact Gallo Moving & Storage today!