Are you planning to move during peak moving season? With the majority of movers being busy during this time frame, you can bet there will be plenty of moving trucks on the road and new neighbors moving in. If you decide to move to a new home during peak moving season, here’s what you need to know.
1. Book your movers and choose a date asap
Make sure to book your movers as far out as possible, in order to ensure that you get a move date that works best for you. Booking movers in advance also increases the likelihood that you’ll get your first choice moving company.
2. Aim for a mid-week, mid-month move
Moving at the beginning or end of the month typically costs more than moving in the middle month. Likewise, moving on the weekends costs more than moving mid-week. If you’re looking to get the best rate on your next move, we recommend aiming for a mid-week, mid-month move.
3. Avoid moving on a holiday
There are a number of important holidays that occur during peak moving season. Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day happen to be expensive times to move. This is due to the limited availability of movers and large amounts of traffic on the road (which means more delays). If you’re looking to save money during the summer months, we recommend avoiding a holiday move.
4. Take advantage of moving discounts
Peak moving season is an expensive time to move. Due to the high demand, moving company rates and truck rental rates tend to be high. Here is more information on available discounts that you can use during peak moving season.