As soon as homeowners put their property on the market they will be looking forward to moving day and many will agree that this is probably one of the most exciting days of the whole moving process. That being said it is undeniably one of the most difficult days too and moving the contents of your old property into your new home isn’t always straightforward, and unfortunately, there will probably be lots of ups and downs on moving day.
As you may expect, there are a number of different factors that can influence just how stress and hassle-free moving day is and one of these is the time of year you choose to move. Of course, this isn’t something that everyone has control over, yet many will still question which are the best and worst times of the year to move home. So, to give homeowners some answers in this regard, below we have looked into this in much more detail.
Moving home in winter
Many will consider winter to be one of the worst times of the year to move home and this is all down to the weather. The unpredictability of the weather during the winter months means you could potentially be moving in the wind, rain, sleet or even snow, which can cause a number of problems. Often, moving from December to February requires much more preparation, from waterproofing boxes to gritting walkways.
However, it is worth pointing out that winter does have its benefits too and the most notable being that it is the ‘off-peak’ moving season, so it is much easier to book a good home removal company. Sometimes, removal firms will lower their prices during the winter months too, unless you’re moving during the Christmas holidays, which many recommend you try to avoid.
Moving home in summer
Similarly to winter, when moving home in summer, the weather can sometimes cause problems. Extremely hot days can make lifting heavy boxes and furniture much harder work, and this day can be exhausting. This time of year is the busiest for home removal companies too and you may find it much more difficult to book a reliable removal team to help you with your move. So, planning in advance is absolutely essential when you move home in summer.
There are some advantages to moving in the summer though, especially for families, and if you can move during the summer holidays, your children won’t miss any time at school and they can get settled before the start of the new school year as well. Of course, the long summer days can make moving easier too as you’ll have more daylight hours to move into your new home.
Moving home in spring and autumn
Generally speaking, home removal companies consider spring and autumn to be the best times of the year to move home. Not only are these times of year slightly better weather-wise, but they are less busy for removal firms too, so you shouldn’t struggle to get the help you need. In addition to this, if you move in spring you will be settled in time to enjoy your summer and if you move in autumn you will be settled in time for the festive season.
Often, the only downsides to moving in either spring or autumn are relating to children missing school and potentially changing schools in the middle of the school year. You could consider moving in the Easter holidays or October half term, but remember not to double-book yourself if you have prior arrangements for these school holidays, as many people do.
Finding a home removal company to assist with your move
Whilst the majority of the time when you actually move home will be completely out of your hands and it will be dictated by when you exchange and complete, hopefully, the information above will be beneficial to you. Now that you’re aware of why some seasons are considered to be the worst times of the year to move, you can ensure that if you are moving during these times you’ve planned ahead and you’re fully prepared.
If you’d like a home removal company to assist you with your move, no matter when you’re likely to get the keys to your new home, be sure to contact us here at Moving Home Made Easy. We provide both local and international professional moving services to homeowners and we can assist you with everything from packing services through to storage services. Every member of our removal team has worked hard to earn our first-class reputation and we can assure you that you won’t be disappointed when you turn to us for help with your move.