Dates To Avoid When Choosing A Moving Date
With smart planning, relocation can be one of the most comfortable transitions. However, to achieve this, there are some issues you must get out of the way during the scheduling phase. For instance, booking of transportation services in advance can fetch you a fair deal. Besides, a timing of the move to coincide with the time of year when movers are less busy could work to your advantage. At the same time, moving during an optimal weather season can help keep your belongings safe from damage. This is especially so for a long distance move.
Despite the deliberate strategy, there are dates in the year when moving would be misguided. Avoid the following, and you will transition without hassle:
If your plan coincides with the summer, you are in for a surprise. Most citizens prefer moving to new apartments during summertime. Professional moving companies love this weather too. With the high rate of families and individuals relocating, the cost goes up. Conversely, avoid winter relocations as it can be expensive and may damage your possessions.
You cannot schedule a moving date that coincides with the re-opening of schools. Doing so will not only disrupt but also disorient your children. You could also miss out on lectures or college admission. Set your date such that you settle in before the school term commences at the beginning of the year. Do however, keep your children informed of the move so they can bid farewell to their friends and take part in all end-term activities.
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Planning to move out on Christmas day, for instance, sounds absurd. The same case applies to other holidays when family and friends come together. Also, setting a moving date during vacations for kids can be heartbreaking. Do not ruin your child’s first Boy Scout or Girl Guide camping outing. If the time coincides with a holiday or pre-planned vacation, postpone the relocation. Let it take place after the celebrations. You will carry sweet memories as compared to sorrow and regrets.
The last Friday of the month
Most people prefer to relocate on the final Friday of a month with the view that they will have the weekend to unpack and set the new house in order. The truth is that getting settled in a new home takes several weeks. Besides, banks are very busy during this time with everyone trying to cash their pay. At the same time, other people are also moving out with the same mentality. Moving companies get busy trying to cope with the demand, and this pushes up the cost. Weekdays, especially midmonth is an excellent time to set a moving date.
When setting a moving date, there are specific ones to avoid. Severe weather can dampen your day in addition to damaging your belongings. Respect the school timetable to prevent disorienting your children. You cannot skip holidays. The last Fridays of the month, are very busy and you should avoid them. By marking the above details in your calendar, you can quickly tell the dates to skip.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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