Moving date is one of the important questions you have to consider when you decide to relocate. An imminent move requires smart decisions that may make the moving procedure easier and stress-free. One of the aspects of the moving strategy is scheduling a moving date.
Before picking a moving date, go through some basic questions that will help you set the final date (if you have the option to choose and you are not being forced by certain circumstances you cannot affect at all).
Deciding on a moving date – what to consider?
– Are you at liberty to choose any date you want? If so, you are privileged to organize your move according to your possibilities and preferences, without any external limitations. Also, bare in mind that timing is very important in terms of saving some money. In the moving industry, summer is the busiest season, so if you decide to move during the summertime book the NYC moving company well in advance and be prepared to pay more for the moving services. On the other hand, moving during winter seems to be much cheaper, if you are ready to take possible risks. Moving during the period between September and May might be very convenient for your wallet, but due to the unpredictable weather conditions there are certain risks. Therefore, find the cheapest and the safest compromise. A very few people really choose to move in December in the middle of the preparation for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Most of them are forced to spend the most cheerful period of the year packing and organizing the move. In order to avoid overcrowded streets and find available movers at a good price, it is recommended to schedule your move during the middle week or during the second half of the month. The weekends are said to be the busiest period for moving, so avoid moving on Saturdays and Sundays.
– If you are renting the current home, act according to the terms and conditions of the lease. Go through the contract once again and learn your obligations. Sometimes tenants are not at liberty to choose the moving day they want due to some clauses of the lease agreement. Make sure to notify your landlord on time and find out how you can get your security deposit back. Fulfill all the responsibilities you have agreed to, so that you won’t face any penalties. Many landlords expect to be notified at least one month in advance. In case you are renting another apartment you need to know the exact date it will be available and ready for you to move in so that you can organize moving out from the previous apartment. Due to a bad organization or some circumstances beyond your control, it happens that your new apartment is not ready when you move out from the previous home. Whether it is a period of a few days or weeks, you will need to consider some temporary housing options and probably have your belongings stored.
– If your fist day at new work has been set and your new employer is not really open for negotiation, make sure to move in time so that you have enough time to settle into your new home and show up at work right on time. Organize the whole relocation process in accordance with the agreement you have with your new boss.
– School-start date may also limit your flexibility in terms of picking a moving date. If some members of your family attend elementary school try to move on time so that they don’t miss the beginning of the school year. Changing schools is usually emotionally challenging for the children, so make sure to assess all your possibilities and choose what’s best for you and your family. Best-case scenario would be to organize the move according to the school calendar. That’s why most families are moving during the summertime, which appears to be the most convenient period to change schools. Also, moving to college requires punctuality, so make sure to be there right for the beginning of the academic year.