It is said that more than 30 million people move within the U.S. yearly and most of the moves happen during the spring and the summer season. Here are some of the reasons why you should postpone your move for the off-peak season (fall and winter) if you can do it.
Low moving rates
One of the best things about moving in fall or winter is the lower price of the moving service. During the summer, due to the high demand, moving companies tend to increase their moving rates. The average moving rate of $0.60 per pound for interstate moves can easily go up to $1 per pound during the busiest time in the moving industry. So, if you are flexible with the moving dates, avoid relocating during the summer, weekends and ends of thee month.
Pressed by the tight schedule, most moving companies hire additional workforce for the summer moving jobs. And, some of the new guys may not have many years of experience and a professional training. During the off-peak season, you can rely only on full-time skilled employees.
Moving during the time when demand is less, you can have a greater choice regarding the moving dates. Movers tend to offer more favorable time frames for execution of the jobs during that time.
Furthermore, you may enjoy more attention and care from the sales and the moving team as they won’t have to fulfill myriad jobs for a very small amount of time.
During the summer American roads are pretty busy with a lot of Americans prefer relocating then and others travelling on vacation. You will have to deal with the heat and the traffic jams.
In addition, if you are moving locally, then you will be charged by the hour. And, there is the ‘travel fee’, which means the more time movers need to travel to your place, the higher the bill.
Cool weather can actually ease you. Whether you are moving by yourself, or you are using a competent crew, cool weather is better for legwork. Just imagine you have to carry many dozens of boxes under the fiery sun rays.