There is much debate on what time of the year is best for relocating. In reality, the best time to move is the time that is most convenient for your specific schedule and lifestyle. Yet, another reality is that nearly two-thirds of all moves happen from May through September. Here are five great reasons to relocate over the summer months.
1. THE KIDS ARE OUT OF SCHOOL
Moving while your children are not in school is ideal for the kid. Relocating to a new city or state can already take an emotional toll. To ease this stress, moving over the summer allows them to start fresh at the beginning of the school year, not miss any classes and not have so much catch-up work to do educationally and socially.
2. MORE HOUSES ARE FOR SALE
Although there is some debate as to when the best time to buy a home is, more houses are listed during the summer months and the market becomes more competitive, which is generally a good thing for a potential buyer such as yourself!
3. SUMMER WEEKDAYS ARE BEST
While most people are taking advantage of long weekends on Memorial Day or Independence Day to complete their moving, you will find the best moving rates in the middle of the week.
4. YOU DON’T HAVE TO FREEZE
Moving north? Why deal with freezing temperatures when you can just as easily complete a move during the warmer months. When you relocate in the summer, you don’t have to worry about bundling up, trudging through snow with boxes or running up a huge gas bill.
5. LESS TROUBLE ON THE ROAD
Moving in the summer also means that there is less of a chance you will experience trouble on the road. Icy roads and inclement weather are tough enough to drive in when you aren’t operating a 20 foot box truck. Additionally, vehicle repairs are much easier to fix when you can feel your hands.
Don’t let the summer heat and busy schedules of moving companies make you think twice about moving during the summer. Just stay hydrated and plan ahead and you will be on your way to a successful summer move! Don’t forget to call Double Springs for competitive rates on U-Haul truck and trailer rentals. We have offices in Fayetteville, Elkins and Springdale. Contact us to see what we can do for you!