Peak Season For Moving: What You Need to Know
Did you know 60% of Canadians consider moving one of life’s most stressful experiences?
Most people can agree that moving is stressful, right? But moving house during peak season can be almost impossible.
But it doesn’t have to be. Knowing when to move is the easy part. The key is knowing how to navigate your move during the busy season.
Manage your stress levels the next time you move house by learning more about moving during peak season.
Why Is Summer the Peak Moving Season?
Summer is the peak moving season for many reasons. For some, moving during summer simply makes sense.
The weather is warmer, you don’t need to be bogged down in layers of clothing, and it makes for safer driving. Plus, the days are longer meaning there is plenty more time to complete your move before nightfall.
Summer is also an ideal time to move because it’s summer break for children and college students.
And there are fewer major holidays. There’s nothing worse than dodging packing boxes while you’re prepping your Christmas turkey.
When Is the Best Time to Move?
Of course, the best time to move depends on your situation. If you have kids, peak season might be your only option. Those without kids might be more flexible.
Some things to also consider:
- Job start date
- Personal circumstances
- Housing availability
- Rental lease agreement or house closing date
- Holidays and events
Tips for a Smooth Move During Peak Season
You’ve decided peak season is the best time to move house. Now it’s time to prepare. Grab your pen and paper and jot down these handy tips to help you get started.
1. Book Moving Services ASAP
Don’t miss out and book ahead as far as possible. By booking in advance you get to snap up the best moving date that works for you.
2. Try to Move Mid-Week
Weekends are always going to be busier and more expensive. If you can, try for a mid-week move and choose the best weekday rate available.
3. Avoid Moving on a Holiday
This seems like a no-brainer, right? If you want to save your money avoid moving on a holiday at all costs.
4. Arrange for Childcare And/or Pet-Sitter
Make your move as stress-free as possible. Arrange for your children to stay at their grandparents or a childcare facility. The same goes for your pets.
5. Drink Plenty of Fluids
People often forget to drink water during a big move! Don’t let this be you. Pack plenty of water and energy-boosting snacks.
Moving During Peak Season?
You’re not alone. That’s why it’s important to plan and ensure a stress-free move.
And if you’re planning an upcoming move this peak season, make sure to book your moving services well in advance to avoid missing out.
Two Amigos & Company are qualified moving professionals who can assist you with every aspect of your relocation. From pickup to delivery, no challenge is too big or too small.
Ready to pack your bags? Contact us today for a free moving quote.