Pros and Cons of Moving in the Off Season

moving to a new houseBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Considering moving and uncertain when the ideal time to move is? Think about these seasonal benefits and drawbacks.

The summer season is undoubtedly the most hectic moving time of year. Since the youngsters are out of school and also the weather conditions are good, this is the time most people choose to uproot the household and move to a new place.

Yet, not everybody has a choice of when they would prefer to move-and moreover, not everybody decides to move over the busy season. In the event that you might be pondering when the ideal time to move is, think about these seasonal advantages and disadvantages.

Benefits of the Off Season

The top advantage of moving throughout the off season is versatility. If your moving company is not as occupied coordinating countless households all needing to move concurrently, they are better suited to be adaptable concerning when and how you move. Additional advantages consist of: 

  • The chance to ask for a particular mover or moving agent
  • A smaller amount traffic on the road for a faster delivery
  • Occasional savings and adjustable price options
  • Extra attention and assistance from your professional movers (as well as your friends/family members)
  • More help from other businesses related to moving (such as the post office, utility companies, home furniture deliveries, and so on.)
  • Less costly moving materials
  • The capacity to make last-minute modifications and adjustments
  • Less costly storage facilities

It is equally important to keep in mind that you might discover that house prices and apartment rental fees tend to be more affordable in the off season. There is more of a press to locate home purchasers and tenants over the off season, which means you might slice several thousand dollars from the price by moving in the off season.

Drawbacks of the Off Season

Needless to say, not every little thing regarding moving over the fall, winter, and spring months is perfect. Dependent upon where you move, weather conditions could possibly play a major part in how good your moving experience is all round. 

  • Wintry, stormy, or freezing conditions that call for additional packing care
  • More prone to track in dirt/debris while moving in
  • Changing youngsters within the middle of a school year
  • Extra preparation necessary to get the residence warm/updated/move-in ready
  • Potential overlap with the holiday season
  • Less ideal circumstances for checking out your new town
  • Selling your own house could be a little more challenging over the off season

Moving over the off season will also mean that you’ll be susceptible to severe roadways and travel conditions. In the event that you are relocating to a location that sees a great deal of snow, be sure you put the appropriate tires on your automobile as well as plan for weather as you journey to your new house.

No matter when you are moving, A-1 Freeman Moving Group can help. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home estimate.