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March 05, 2018

What Are the Best Times of Year for a Move?

Best time to move with A-1 FreemanIdeally, you would be able to select the most ideal time to relocate. Unfortunately, life has its own unpredictable timing, and it's sometimes impossible to be finicky about planning your move. Still, if you are one of the lucky few who has the pleasure of preparing for your next move with plenty of time beforehand, picking the best time to move to San Antonio can save you a lot of headaches, hassle, and even expense! This is especially true if you are planning on hiring professional movers to assist you, as scheduling your move over a non-peak time of year will make it simpler to locate a mover that can accommodate your scheduling needs for a competitive rate.

The Best (And Worst) Times of Year to Schedule a Move to San Antonio

It's probably not very unexpected to learn that the worst time of year to schedule a move is normally during the summer months. After all, this is when a lot of families with children are already trying to move, specifically if their children are school-aged (as many 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 fill up more quickly during the summer months, so unless you plan far ahead, you may have a difficult time getting moving help. Pricing during peak-season for 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 movers during these months has usually gotten slower, especially with the holidays, so finding a professional mover to accommodate you should be less difficult (even if you're moving at the last minute).

In addition to moving in the late fall and winter months, you might also want to think about scheduling your move during the middle of the month possibly. That is because the very beginning and end of the month tend to be higher volume for movers based on larger demand, as many lease rentals conclude on the 1st of the month. This means that a lot of tenants 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.

Subsequently, while it may not be doable for everyone's work schedules, scheduling a middle of the week move instead of a weekend move can also be a great way to save cash and avoid schedule conflicts with a professional mover. If you work at a flexible place of employment and can take some time off to move in the middle of the week, the savings can accrue!

Other Important Considerations

Aside from planning your move to San Antonio to save money and secure easier scheduling with a moving company, there are some other things to consider that could have an affect on the timing of your upcoming relocation. Depending on the climate where you reside, for example, moving towards the tail-end of January might mean moving in snowy, icy, or otherwise unfavorable weather conditions. In addition, moving during a major travel holiday (such as Thanksgiving) might mean additional cars on the road, which could delay your progress. Yet, this is more likely to be a glitch if you are taking on a long-distance move rather than a local one, so it may really be determined by your unique circumstances.

When possible, a little bit of planning and foresight can help a lot in saving money (and your sanity!) when getting ready for a move. And by taking your unique circumstances into consideration, you can ultimately decide on the best time for you to move.

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