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Moving in Spring: Beat the Summer Rush
Historically, springtime has been ideal for escaping the house you’ve been cooped up in all winter, taking a much-needed break, and repairing your yard after months of it being chilled. What many people don’t know is that spring may also be the ideal season to schedule a move. From the perfect temperatures to the lowered costs on professional movers, here are a few benefits of moving during springtime:
Moving can be an exhausting, stressful and daunting task; and doing it in the frigid cold or breathtaking heat just adds to the stress. Spring weather provides a pleasant middle ground between the chills of winter and the heat of summer, making for a more enjoyable moving experience. The only downside is that spring is known for being the rainiest season, so there is a chance that your move might be slowed down because of showers.
The Lower Costs
Summer is by far the busiest season for moving companies for a number of reasons – for starters, children are out of school and the weather is typically more pleasant. Because of this, the costs of hiring a moving company rise from the beginning of May until around Labor Day. To save yourself from paying these increased prices, plan your move for the spring. Because the demand for movers is lower, many moving companies offer deals on premiere services, allowing you to receive a more comprehensive move without breaking your bank.
The Flexibility in Scheduling
Unless you call a mover and lock down a moving date months in advance, chances are you won’t be able to move on a date of your choosing. Due to the high volume of moving requests that moving companies receive in the summer, they simply don’t have enough drivers to fulfill each customer’s exact needs. As a result, many people are forced to move days or even weeks past their desired date. Since spring is a less competitive season for moving, it’s much easier to secure the move-in date you want—even on short notice.
The Ideal Time to Sell your Home
Just as summer is the peak season for the moving industry, spring is the peak season for selling a home. Unlike moving, however, it’s actually best to sell your home during busy season. The housing market works the opposite way of other markets, meaning that prices rise as more homes are listed. Also, more potential buyers means you can be pickier with who you decide to sell your home to, so you don’t have to worry about settling for a lower sale.
When you combine all of these benefits, it becomes clear that spring is the most advantageous time for you to schedule your relocation. Once the ground thaws and the grass grows green again, visit Wheaton Worldwide to receive a free, in-home estimate.