Moving can be a stressful time. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that you choose the right moving company. This way you can relax when your stuff moves. Here’s how to choose the best date for your move.
How to choose the best date to move home: It may sound like a no brainer. After all, moving to a new place is supposed to be a fun and exciting event. But choosing a moving date can actually be a very tough task. There are so many things to think about when you’re making such a major life altering decision. Failing to properly plan for your moving day could prove to be incredibly costly and stressful.
The first thing you need to do is make a list of all the important factors that you need to take into consideration when choosing a moving date. Think about the weather, finances, and all other aspects that could potentially affect your moving day. Your list will likely look something like this: When is the best moving day? How much does it cost? And perhaps most importantly, what’s the best moving date to relocate to?
Once you have a good idea of when you want to relocate, then it is time to check out all your options. Remember that the only person that can make you move is you. The lease agreement is the only legal document that binds you and your new home. So make sure that you read through your lease agreement carefully. Check if there are any special terms that could impact how much you pay for moving supplies, how long you have to stay in your new house, or anything else that could make you lose money in the process.
Another option that you have in choosing a moving date is based on which home you are currently living in. Many people choose to move closer to their current home, in order to save money on gas. But moving just a few blocks away can actually end up costing you more in the long run. Moving just a few blocks away from where you currently live causes you to incur moving expenses on your current home plus the moving truck rental cost for moving your truck around. Plus, you have to pay your monthly water/soup bill to the city plus the garbage bill for the new home. Not to mention, if your current home has any kind of built-in security system, such as a deadbolt lock, you will also have to pay additional for the added security.
As far as the type of moving house you choose to move into, this too is very important. Some people choose a local mover because they are local and get along well with the locals. But most professional moving companies offer relocation packages that include items not local to the area you are moving to. So, even if you live in a large city and want to move into a smaller town, a moving company can give you a relocation package that includes items from wherever the new place is. This way you don’t have to rent storage space or buy a moving truck and spend lots of money to get your belongings somewhere else.
You can also change your original moving date for one reason or another. If you feel strongly about it, you can change your moving day to any day except the final day for the move. Then you will need to notify all of your movers that you are changing your moving day. Most movers will arrange some sort of pick up and drop off at the new location. Of course they will charge you extra to use their services. But you will save a lot of money by not having to rent storage space or pay extra for the movers to drive all around town.
So while moving day is always a busy day for many movers, it doesn’t have to be. Know what you want to get out of the move and let your movers do the work. Let them know in advance how long you want things to be in storage before your move. That way you won’t waste gas by having to drive all around town on moving day looking for the exact items you need.