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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'd be able to choose the perfect time to relocate. Unfortunately, life has its own unpredictable timing, and it's not always possible to be finicky about organizing your relocation. However, if you're able to have the treat of planning your next move in advance, choosing the best time to move to Little Rock can save you a lot of headaches, hassle, and even money! This is definitely true if you plan on hiring a professional moving company to assist you, as scheduling your move during a non-peak time of year will make it simpler to find a mover that can accommodate your scheduling needs for a competitive rate.

The Best (And Worst) Times of Year to Schedule a Move to Little Rock

It's probably not too surprising to hear that the most unfavorable time of year to schedule a move is normally during the summer months. After all, this is when most families with children are already trying to move, especially if their children are in school (as the majority of parents would rather their children to commence at a new school at the onset of an academic year). This translates to moving company's books tend to be booked up more quickly during the summertime, so unless you plan far ahead, you may have a difficult time getting moving help. Pricing during peak-season for moving companies also tends to be higher due to demand.

Likewise, the best time to move is generally during the winter months. Business for professional movers during these times has normally gotten slower, especially with the holidays, so finding a moving company to accommodate you should be simpler (even if you are moving at the last minute).

By the same token to moving in the late fall and winter timeframe, you might also want to think about scheduling your move during the middle of the month if at all possible. That's because the very beginning and end of the month tend to be higher volume for movers based on higher demand, as many lease rentals terminate on the 1st of the month. This means that most people moving to or from a lease are wanting to move at the very beginning or end, rather than smack-dab in the middle of the month.

Finally, 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 wonderful way to save cash and sidestep schedule conflicts with a mover. If you work at a flexible place of employment or can take a couple days off to move in the middle of the week, the savings can stack up!

Other Important Things to Think About

Beyond scheduling your relocation to Little Rock to save money and assure easier scheduling with a mover, there are some other considerations that may sway the timing of your impending move. Depending on the climate where you live, for example, moving towards the tail-end of December might mean moving in snowy, cold, or otherwise bad weather conditions. And of course, moving during a major travel holiday (such as Christmas) may mean additional cars on your path, which could delay your move. But, this is much more likely to be a problem if you are moving a long distance rather than a local one, so it might really depend on your unique circumstances.

When possible, a little bit of planning and thinking ahead can go a long way in saving money (and your sanity!) when preparing for a move. And by taking your unique circumstances into consideration, you can ultimately figure out the best time for you to move.

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The Mickelson Family
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