They say everything has a season. Choose the right time, and things go smoothly. Time it wrong, and complications start piling up. When you’re booking an appointment with a Portland moving company, keep in mind that some times of the year are busier than others.
If you’re moving in Oregon, Washington or anywhere else for that matter, you may not have a lot of leeway in your schedule. Chances are you’re moving for work or school. But even within a timeframe, you will find that certain days of the week are better than others.
Here are a few things to consider when you’re choosing a moving day.
When Is the Best Time to Move?
Spring and late autumn are good times to move. They are often the slow seasons for residential moving. The Portland metro area is a popular moving destination all year round, but summer tends to be the most hectic.
Moving during spring or autumn gives you a better chance of booking a mover on the day of your choice. Scheduling a long time in advance also helps you get the day and time you want. Master Moves can, however, work with very little notice.
Weekdays are generally slower than weekends. The first and last days of the month are busy times for movers. If you can avoid peak times, you’ll have better luck scheduling a move.
Summer is the most popular time to relocate, especially for families with children. Moving in summer means kids can avoid changing schools in the middle of the year.
If you have school-age children, time your move to make is easier on your family. Moving just as the school year ends doesn’t allow kids enough time to say goodbye. If you move too close to the first day of school, you won’t have time to settle in before the merry-go-round of classes and activities begin.
Choose a happy medium if you can. Give your family ample time to explore the new neighborhood and also a few days to bid a fond farewell to old friends.
Avoid the Holiday Rush
Holidays are busy. For some people they’re also stressful. If you tend to get frazzled during this time, don’t add the stress of moving on top of everything else. Spend the holidays the way you want to. Move either well ahead or just after a major holiday.
Moving is more difficult when there’s snow and ice on the ground. Since we’re talking about the Pacific Northwest, we have to mention rain. Winters here are wet and rainy. It rains in fall and spring. It also rains in summer. But winter rain is the heaviest and can make moving tougher.
No matter what time of year, Master Movers is here to help make relocating easier. Contact us today for an estimate.