If you know you’re going to move sometime within the next year but can be flexible about the actual
date, consider the following so you time your move just right:
Consider the Season
If you live in an area of the country where snowy weather is potentially an issue, you may want to
avoid moving in the middle of the winter. Some people think they’ll get a better deal during the slow
moving season, but that’s not necessarily true. Moving in the middle of a snow storm invariably creates
additional stress and may add extra time to your move.
Avoid Peak Season for Interstate Moves
If you are moving interstate, June through August represents the single busiest time where capacity
issues become a factor. If it’s possible to move in spring or fall, go for it then. If not, schedule your move
as far in advance as possible.
If have two rooms or less to move, you might want to consider a freight shipper. Shipping is based on
weight and several reliable freight shippers have low weight minimums, so this option may be more
cost effective for a smaller move. Everything must be boxed or crated, even furniture, so it may not be
Avoid End of the Month
If possible, avoid the end of the month. Many moves coincide with lease dates, and therefore the end
of the month is always the busiest time. Movers with a positive reputation are usually busiest during
this time and in some areas you may be left high and dry if you wait too long and must move at end of
Never on Sunday
If you are moving yourself, moving on a weekend will make it more likely that you can round up some family and friends for free help! Saturdays are more popular with this type of recruiting than Sundays when you are more likely to be competing with church, football and family functions. Some buildings do not allow major moves to take place on Sundays, so find that out before you show up with your truck.
We hope some of these tips can be put to good use as you move into your new apartment or home, and
Author Bio: This is a guest post from Kevin Hagan, the Marketing Manager at Transit Systems, Inc.
(TSI). TSI is one of the top nationwide freight companies and specializes in ground shipping and even
furniture shipping. For more information, follow us on Twitter @TransitSystems.