4 reasons why early spring is the best time to move
February 01, 2017 / Tips and tricks
As it turns out, there are quite a few upsides to moving in just about any part of the calendar year. For instance, summer means children are out of school, and that flexibility can be a huge help. In winter, meanwhile, most professional movers are out of the peak season, and that means huge savings for consumers.
But perhaps of all the periods to plan and execute your move, spring may be especially beneficial.
Here are just four upsides to choosing spring-time for your big move:
1. Spring means extra savings
As mentioned above, winter is a great time for moving due to less competition. The vast majority of people and families use the summer to move, as it better fits their schedule. Planning your move in the winter months can save you several hundred dollars, depending upon your home and the service you go with. You can expect similar savings if you move in the spring. It's just before summer months, and that means you'll have a larger window of availability.
"You can expect similar levels of saving on moving services during the spring months."
2. Spring allows for flexibility
While summer means kids are out of school for several months - and thus able to move more freely - there is at least some of that same leeway around spring. Most elementary school kids have a week-long spring break, and while that's a smaller window, you can use that time if you plan ahead. Plus, some families don't mind interrupting school slightly given that spring is close to the start of summer break. Just be aware of any finals at school during for a spring move.
3. Spring has agreeable weather
Weather is always a big component of any family's move. If you opt for the summer, things are generally more enjoyable than winter, though you may have to deal with humidity depending on your part of the country. Winter has far less heat and humidity, but then icy conditions can complicate the process. That's why spring is a good midpoint: There are no frozen sidewalks to contend with, and the temperatures are usually a bit more agreeable.
4. Spring is a great time for buying and selling
Sometimes it's important to look not at your own needs, but how the housing market in general is doing. As Realtor.com explained, spring is a huge time for the national real estate scene. It's often considered peak for both buying and selling homes, given extra daylight hours and warmer weather. So, if you're looking to sell a home or buy a new one, spring may be the best time to strike if you want to get the most bang for your buck.
Spring into action
If you opt for a spring move, you're going to need the help of a professional moving service. Atlas Van Lines has nearly 70 years of experience, and they can help you plan a move of any size. That way, you'll get to enjoy the rest of spring as intended.
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