Ask most people about relocating to a new place and the biggest complaint is working around tight schedules. Finding a moving company that meets your needs will probably be a lot less stressful than deciding the best days and times to accommodate your relocation.
The First of the Month Is The Worst
Everyone typically chooses the first to the fifth and the twenty-fifth to the thirty-first of each month in order to accommodate new leases. The same with weekends, movers are usually in demand Friday through Sunday.
Not only is moving mid-week more reasonable, but it’s more affordable. There’s less demand Tuesday and Wednesday, so you probably can ask for a discount.
Best Months To Move
Summer is the biggest season for moving. Schools are out, and family vacations make it easy for everyone to be involved in the moving process, yet, everyone wants to move at the same time. The winter months are probably the most favorable time for moving for several reasons. You’ll certainly have more flexibility with moving companies since less people move during the winter, not to mention low demand typically brings cheaper rates. Winter is also more convenient because there is less traffic.
Relocating With Pets
Besides being a change for humans, pets can become stressed when moving to an unfamiliar place. Feline pets especially tend to be very territorial and establish strong ties with their environment. A change in residence can cause fears and insecurities. Dogs are more adaptable, but it still takes them out of their comfort zone and may create uncertainty.
Before relocating with pets, be sure to update your pet’s data in case you use a microchip. Also, refrain from washing your pet’s blankets and other bedding before moving in to make the new home more familiar.
On the day of the move, pack all the pet’s belongings at the last moment and unpack first at the new residence. Allow them to investigate their new surroundings and feel secure while movers are unloading boxes and furniture.
The Best and Worst of Moving Materials
Cardboard boxes are popular and widely used, but are they the best packing material to choose? Depends on the weight and fragility of the product that you are going to put inside. Of course, cardboard is easy to use, tape up and seal, and its lightweight, meaning you pay less in shipping fees the moving companies typically charge. But, there are some disadvantages to choosing cardboard;
- They are not very suitable for heavy objects.
- They are ruined when they get wet and lose their stability.
- Conventional boxes are not very suitable for delicate items, such as packing dishes.
When it comes to packing up your belongings, think of the product going in the box, and the characteristics of the cardboard. In some cases, it may be more practical to buy a plastic bin and bubble wrap to ensure against any destruction of your property.
Moving to a new residence doesn’t have to be stressful if you consider how best to be efficient. Prior thinking and a little coordination will make your move a smooth success.