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March 05, 2018

What Are the Best Times of Year for a Move?

Best time to move with A-1 FreemanIn a perfect world, you'd be able to choose the most ideal time to relocate. Unfortunately, life has its own uncertain timing, and it is not always possible to be finicky about planning your relocation. Still, if you're able to have the pleasure of preparing for your next move with plenty of time beforehand, choosing the best time to move to El Paso can save you a bunch of frustration, hassle, and even money! This is definitely true if you plan on hiring a professional moving company to assist you, as scheduling your move over a non-peak time of year will make it less difficult to find a moving company that can handle your scheduling needs for a competitive rate.

The Best (And Worst) Times of Year to Plan a Move to El Paso

It is probably not very shocking to hear that the most unfavorable time of year to schedule a move is generally during the time from Memorial Day to Labor Day. By and by, this is when the majority of families with children are already trying to move, especially if their children are in school (as most parents prefer their children to start at a new school at the onset of an academic year). This means moving company's books have a tendcy to be booked up more quickly during the summertime, so unless you plan far ahead, you may have a harder time getting moving help. Pricing during peak-season for professional movers also tends to be higher based on demand.

With this in mind, the best time to move is generally during the winter months. Business for moving companies during these months has usually slowed down, especially with the holidays, so finding a moving company to assist you should be less difficult (even if you're moving with not much notice).

In addition to moving during the late fall and winter months, you may also want to ponder scheduling your move during the middle of the month if you can. That's because the very beginning and end of the month tend to be busier for movers based on larger demand, as many lease rentals come to an end at the beginning of the month. This means that the majority of people moving to or from a lease are desiring to move at the very beginning or end, rather than smack-dab in the middle of the month.

Lastly, while it may not be doable for everyone's work schedules, scheduling a middle of the week move instead of a weekend relocation can also be a good way to save money and sidestep schedule conflicts with a mover. If you work at a flexible place of employment or can take a few days off to move in the middle of the week, the savings can stack up!

Other Important Things to Consider

Beyond planning your relocation to El Paso to save money and ensure easier scheduling with a moving company, there are a couple other considerations that may have an affect on the timing of your impending move. Depending on the climate where you live, for example, moving towards the tail-end of January might mean moving in snowy, bitter cold, or otherwise bad conditions. In addition, moving during a major travel holiday (such as Christmas) might mean additional traffic on your path, which could delay your progress. However, this is more likely to be an issue if you're taking on a long-distance move rather than a local one, so it will really hinge on your unique circumstances.

When possible, some planning and foresight can go a long way in saving money (and lower your stress level!) when preparing for a move. And by taking your unique needs into consideration, you can ultimately figure out the best time for you to move.

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