Moving can be stressful any time of year. But with some thoughtful planning it can be an exciting and painless way of making a change. Did you ever think, though, about what time of year is best for moving?
Most people think summer is best, when school is out. But it’s actually one of the most stressful times to move. It’s a busy time for home buyers, sellers and renters, so you’ll often find yourself frustrated with wait times and trying to find a place to live. And, once you do, most movers are booked full in summer, so they may not be available when you need them, or will be very rushed. And, of course, the cost of housing and moving and all the related services inevitably rise in summer because of the high demand. So what’s a better alternative to summer moving?
It turns out, the fall season is a great time to make your big move. We think it may be the best time of year. There are plenty of advantages to the fall season that make it the most ideal time of the year to move. Here are some of them:
5 Great Reasons For Moving In The Fall
1. Take advantage of that great fall weather Fall’s cool temperatures create the most pleasant moving conditions compared to summer and winter.
Summer may have reliable sunny days, but try moving in July and you’ll be dripping in sweat with every trip from the truck to the house and back. fall on the other hand offers you crisp air and a fresh breeze to keep you cool for the better part of the day. The process will be much less exhaustive because you won’t have to drag your feet in the hot air, making it efficient and more stress-free.
2. Arrange the move schedule you want
Moving in the fall when demand for moving is low makes it easier for you to have better scheduling. In the summer when there is a moving boom, it can be difficult to book yourself a truck with a moving company on the specific day you want to move. Unless you book months in advance, you may end having to re-schedule your moving date and this can be a great inconvenience. In the fall, you have more control over your moving date and time because schedules are not full.
3. Renting or buying, save money by moving in the fall
Because the moving demand in fall is low, you have better buying power when searching for a house. A less crowded market has less competition and therefore you won’t feel pressured to make an offer on a home because you fear someone else might come and get it before you. You are also likely to find the sellers more responsive to negotiations because they most likely have few offers on the table.
And, many movers will offer lower rates in the fall after the summer rush is over, so be sure to check for seasonal coupons and specials, or ask your mover about how to arrange for their best fall rates.
4. Moving long distance? Enjoy the trip in the beautiful fall landscape
Fall is without a doubt a beautiful and scenic season. Fall is characterized by beautiful and lively colors of changing leaves. They provide you with a scenery change that is more than just exceptional. Stop along the way and enjoy a glass of local cider or pick up a snack at a fall fruit stand. Pretty much anywhere you are going in the fall, you’re guaranteed good weather and a pleasant drive. And, with the clear roads and good weather that usually characterize the fall season, your belongings will get to your new home safely, too.
5. Enjoy abundant fall community events and meet your new neighbors!
After the heat of summer and before the holidays, most communities have plenty of great indoor and outdoor fall activities going on that are great ways for you and your family to get to feel at home in your new neighborhood. Moving in the fall means you get there in time for fall festivals, Halloween celebrations, farmers’ markets, craft fairs, sports events, or outdoor concerts, whatever your new community is into. These events give you a chance to meet people with common interests, and even learn your way around town, before the winter hits and everyone retreats indoors.
Moving in the fall is a smart move
All in all, moving in the fall is one of the best decisions you can make considering all the benefits that come with it. Get yourself a reliable moving service company and you can rest assured that your move will be easy and hassle-free!
Whether you’re moving to, from or around Las Vegas, give Move 4 Less a call and see how affordable your fall move can be.