Are you planning a home or office move but just aren’t sure about the timing? Look no further because we are the experts with the answers! Take a look below for help on choosing the right time for your move (this will help you save on moving stress and money too!).
Best Time of Day
If you have a big move especially (aka lots of stuff), we recommend getting an early start. Not only will you finish sooner, but you’re less likely to deal with harsh weather (like the hot afternoon sun or mid-day thunderstorm) earlier in the morning. Get a really early start and you might beat traffic, too!
Best Day of the Week
While most people like to plan their move over the weekend, this is actually one of the worst times for a few reasons (if you can, aim for Monday through Thursday instead):
Moving Companies are Busier
Even though a good moving company will be happy to accommodate you in any way they can, waiting until the last minute to book a weekend may not be possible. Instead, try to book on a weekday – rates tend to be lower and you’ll be more likely to hire a reputable mover instead of settling for the other guy.
Getting Around Might be More Difficult
In addition to there being more traffic on weekends – your neighbours are more likely to be home! Of course, this is nothing against your neighbours, but with street parking in particular, accessibility to your home becomes much more difficult for both you and your movers. You don’t want to be lugging in boxes from half a block away either! (You may also find that getting around is a lot easier if the kids are at school, too).
Best Time of the Month
While there is no EXACT day of the month on which you should plan your move, aim for somewhere around the middle:
Fewer People Moving
People tend to move at the end/beginning of the month as this is generally when leases expire etc. Here again, there will be a greater demand on moving companies, too.
Since most holidays also fall towards the beginning and end of the month, there will be less traffic and you won’t have to worry about giving up your holiday time to pack!
Better Deals – Good movers also tend to offer great incentives during this time, helping you save on your move!
Best Time of the Year
We know you’ve seen your fair share of Canadian winters (brrrrr). For this reason, moving in the winter is ideal because no one likes it! Of course, we’re not saying you need to plan your move to Winnipeg in the middle of January, but since moving companies are in less demand from late fall to early spring – this is actually a great time! Experts also say this is the best time to get a good deal on a new home, so we think it’s meant to be.
Of course, we realize, based on the above info that you might not be able to plan your move for Wednesday, January 15th at 7 am. But! We do recommend the mid-month approach at the very least because we’d like to help you save! Check out our website for more info!
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