If you have control over when to move, you might be wondering what time of year is best. Summer is the busiest moving season and with good reason. Whether you’re considering moving your growing family into a bigger home or downsizing to an apartment in the city, the warmer months could be the ideal time to make your move. Here are six reasons why.
If you have ever moved in the winter, you know it’s a gamble. You might get lucky with sunny, mild conditions – or it could blizzard on moving day. Since you set the date a month or more in advance, the weather is completely out of your control. Moving in the summer might be hot, but this is a much better alternative to frozen fingers, icy sidewalks, and snow on your furniture and boxes.
Odds are you have collected plenty of junk over the years that you don’t want to move with you. If you relocate in the summer, it’s easy to have a garage sale first. The money you make can help offset some of your moving costs. On the other hand, if you move in the winter, you may have no other alternative but to donate or throw away whatever you don’t want to take with you.
June through August is peak real estate season because so many people understand why moving in the summer is ideal. This increases the chance of selling your house faster at or even above your asking price. And once your house sells, that’s one stressful item you can check off your to-do list.
No child likes to change schools and leave all their friends behind, but it’s better to make this transition during the summer when the kids are between school years. It’s much easier—both socially and academically – for your child to adjust to a new school when he can start in the fall with everyone else. Then, he’s not left to jump into existing social circles and catch up with the curriculum mid-semester.
Many employers understand that summer is when families go on trips together. You can take advantage of this by using your vacation time to pack and move. If the purpose of relocating is to start a new job, the summer is still an ideal time to move because many employers want workers who can start in the fall.
In the winter, it’s easy for people to hunker down against the cold. But when you move in the summer, you’re likely to meet your new neighbors right off the bat. Families out taking a walk will stop and introduce themselves. You’ll also have the chance to host a backyard barbecue and invite everyone over for a housewarming party. The atmosphere in your new neighborhood is simply more friendly and welcoming when you move in the summer.
If you decide to move to, from, or within the DC Metro area this summer, don’t go it alone! Georgetown Moving and Storage Company is here to help make moving as streamlined as possible. In addition to our local and long-distance moving services, we also provide help with packing and storage.
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