Summer is considered the peak moving season. It can be tough to move during the winter when the weather is so rough. Families with kids in school prefer to move while their kids are out of school so their learning isn't disrupted. College students are on the move during the summer because of the ending and beginning of the school year. These are just a few of the reasons why summer is the peak moving season. If you need to move during this time, there are a few things that you need to know so that you can ensure your move goes off without a hitch (or as well as possible).
Book Your Moving Company Well in Advance
Since it is peak moving season, you must decide when you will be moving and contact a moving company as soon as possible. If you wait until the last minute, you may either end up moving on a date that is inconvenient for you or lose out on a team of movers altogether. In addition, booking your moving company well in advance will help ensure you get a first-rate moving company.
Grab Some Moving Discounts
It can be expensive to move during peak moving season, but it is possible to offset some of the costs that you must incur. You may be able to get a military discount if you have a family member in the military. You can take advantage of AAA or AARP discounts. You could check into shipping some boxes via UPS if the bulk of your items are large items that need to be moved in a moving truck and only have a few actual boxes.
You can also consider donating and recycling some of your belongings, and if you are an AAA member, you may be able to get a discount if you donate/recycle with certain companies. Don't forget to also save by finding free moving supplies, getting your friends to help, hosting a yard sale, etc.
Try to Move During the Middle of the Week and Month
You will spend more money if you schedule your move at the beginning or end of the month. The same is true if you move on the weekend. Therefore, if you want to get the best possible moving rate, try to schedule your move during the middle of the week and the middle of the month.
Don't Move on a Holiday
During the peak moving season, people tend to celebrate Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. If you choose to move around these times, you will see relatively expensive rates. The reason for this is because moving companies will be limited on the number of movers they have available and the increased traffic that will be on the road (which equates to long delays). Therefore, avoid these times to save money and the hassle.
To get your summer move on the calendar, contact a residential mover today.