Sometimes, the question of “when to move” is dictated by an event or circumstance. For example, your landlord may update their agreement, the expiration of the lease may not provide flexibility, or any of a number of other options may arise that force you to move at a certain time. But in other cases, there may be more flexibility in terms of when you actually schedule your move throughout the year. In this case, it’s important to know some of the more advantageous times of year to move.
The Most Popular Time of Year – And Most Costly
It will likely come as no surprise that the most popular time of year to move is between May and December – during the spring, summer and early fall in particular. This time of year offers some distinct advantages, since moving in more favorable weather conditions can make some aspects of the move easier. However, the majority of moves take place during this timeframe, so there are some definite disadvantages to scheduling a move during this peak season. First, costs will be higher since demand is high and supply is somewhat fixed. Second, there will be less flexibility in terms of individual scheduling of moving services of a third party, since they will likely have more customers looking to use their services during this timeframe.
The Advantages of Using a Moving Service During the Off Season
Of course, fewer businesses are using moving services during the late fall and winter months, offering a unique opportunity for those willing to move during this timeframe. First, costs may be lower since fewer businesses are using services during this timeframe. Second, professional moving services will have more time slots available, giving you more flexibility with your individual moving schedule. Third, you will likely get more individualized attention during this timeframe, since these service providers aren’t juggling as many projects as other times of the year. Finally, many businesses experience a bit of a slow down in activity during this time of year as well, which affords them more time to plan and execute a move than during busier times of year during spring and summer. Sometimes, moves can even be coordinated during periods where employees have time off, making the impact of the move more minimal.
While it may not always be an option, there are definitely some advantages to choosing a non-peak time to move your business. If this is the case, it’s worth exploring the option. Contact Darcy Logistics today to learn more about how we can help you during the winter and early spring months on your business move.