A well-known secret in the moving business is that spring is the ideal time of year to move. There is a natural lull in demand for moving services in the spring as people commonly overlook this season. But school calendars and real estate markets are most agreeable in the spring, among other benefits. So we’ve compiled this list of our best tips to make your spring move go as smoothly as possible.
- Book early
Less demand for services means you can book the most reputable and professional movers at a significantly lower cost than in the summer. And because there’s less competition for contracts, you’ll have a lot more freedom to pick the day and time for your move.
- Monitor weather forecasts
Moving in the spring usually means more favorable conditions than the winter, but there is always a small chance of inclement weather complicating your move. Even bad spring weather is usually mild, but it doesn’t hurt to have a plan in case those spring showers really start to rain on your parade. And remember that sun intensity can be sneaky in the spring, so try to dress appropriately or wear sunblock, even if you think you don’t need it.
- Combine spring cleaning with move preparation
Spring is the time to finally throw open those windows and clear out the must and dust of winter. Combining your spring cleaning with packing means you’re achieving two huge goals at once. Plus, it’s the best time of year for yard sales which can help recoup some of your moving costs while clearing out storage areas at the same time.
- Manage seasonal allergies
With spring weather comes growth and renewal… and pollen. Since the morning hours of 5AM – 10AM are the most active pollen producing hours, scheduling your move for the afternoon is the best way to avoid those annoying hay-fever symptoms wreaking havoc on your plans. Try to remember to keep your allergy meds handy and not packed away at the bottom of your bathroom box.
- Get busy but remember to take care of yourself
Moving takes a lot of organization. Try to make a budget early on and remember to take an inventory of your belongings as you pack. To-do lists are a great way to keep track of all the details of an upcoming move. But most importantly, remember that after a long, inactive winter, it’s easy to become fatigued during a busy spring move. Luckily, you can count on us at Capitol Moving & Storage to do the heavy lifting, no matter the season. Give us a call now at 860-282-4646 or use our free online quote tool to get started.