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Tips For Choosing A Moving Date

You probably heard that the moving process is one of the most stressful things in a person’s life. But why does it have to be? Of course, we all understand that moving from one place to another is not easy to do, nor to plan. Believe it or not, when hiring movers, people often have trouble with choosing the perfect moving date and that is just one of the decisions that you need to make when you decide to move. Organizing everything can be stressful because there are a lot of things to do in a short period of time, a lot of people are involved in the process, you are trying to find the most affordable movers… 

But you do not need to worry, All In Moving Services is here for you!Just follow the simple steps you will read in the next few minutes and choosing the perfect moving date would not be a problem for you! We also prepared an additional tip on how to prepare for the move in LA. Read about that here.


As mentioned, there are several things that you would need to consider when you are choosing a moving date. First of all, do you have the flexibility in choosing the moving date? By that we mean, is your moving date defined by things that are not suitable to change. For example:

  • Are you renting an apartment?
  • Are you selling the house?
  • Are you moving due to a new job opportunity or moving off to college?
  • Are you moving by yourself, or do you have kids?
  • Are you looking for last minute movers due to an emergency?
  • Do you have a permanent job, and you can move only during the weekends?

These are the circumstances that do not allow us to be that flexible, but that doesn’t mean that it is necessarily a bad thing. It is either one decision less for you to make (you already have no choice but to move on a specific day) or you just have the specific time frame that you can use when choosing the moving date.

If you are moving due to an emergency, the same day movers can help you with organizing everything. If you are renting an apartment, you need to be careful and check when your lease is ending. If you are selling or buying the house, you need to coordinate moving out from the old home and moving into the new home. If you are moving due to job opportunities or going to college, there is a specific time and day when you have the obligations and, ideally, you already need to be moved into the new home. If, on the other hand, you have a permanent job, or you have a strict schedule, that will not allow you to move on specific dates. If you have kids, you will not want to move during school days or at the beginning of the school year.

Now that we have the important things covered, we can continue with choosing the perfect moving date. It would involve the perfect weather, day of the week, time of the day, season and affordable movers.

Things to consider when choosing the moving date

  • Which season is the best for moving?
  • What time of the day is the best?
  • Which day of the week is the most preferable?
  • Which month is the most suitable for moving?
  • Where can you find the best movers and packers?

Which season is the best for moving?

First, what you need to know when it comes to choosing the season is that the prices are different during the moving season and off season. The moving season usually starts in April/May and ends in September/October. During this period the prices for packers and movers are higher. Besides that, there is a possibility that first class movers would not be available if you do not reserve your move in advance. Bear in mind that the prices are different during the weekends and in the middle of the month, but we will go through that a bit later.

The moving season is also the best one when it comes to weather. Many researches showed that Spring and Autumn are preferred. The weather is suitable for moving and the prices are affordable. If you decide to move during Summer, the weather is still nice, but the prices are higher and, since it is the middle of the season, moving companies have a busy schedule, so not all the dates would be available. If you are looking for affordable movers, moving during the Winter is for you. The prices are lower, but the weather can be a problem. Also, many Holidays are during Winter and that can be the issue for the people that have that time reserved for family.

Fun facts:

1.Friday is the most popular moving day if it is not the first of the month. Majority of the people like to move in the middle of the month.
2. Sunday is the least popular day for moving
3. Half of all moves happen during the season – between May and September.
4. You can find the most affordable movers during the winter, since it is the least popular time of the year to move

What time of the day is the best?

It is better to move earlier in the morning. The movers are more motivated and well rested, you will have the whole day to organize the moving process, the traffic is better and, if you have a big move, you will need the entire day to pack and move. For some bigger moves, it is much better to schedule it for 2 days, since 2 movers and a truck would not be sufficient for those types of moves. What is important to note, especially when it comes to bigger movers, the majority of moving companies are charging movers by the hour. It would be more affordable if you already pack the smaller items or prioritize your belongings for the move to go faster. That way, you would pay less, and everything will be organized well. 

  • If you need labor only movers, or you are not moving more than 1 bedroom worth of items, then you can consider the afternoon arrival. Some budget movers provide discounts for the afternoon moves that can be very useful. What can be tricky with afternoon moves is that it gets darker, and the move can be prolonged. If your neighbors are not considerate, that can make a problem.

Which day of the week is the most preferable?

Most of the people would choose weekends, since during the week they are busy with work, and they do not have the time to move. However, Sunday is the least busy day, probably because people use Sunday to spend time with their family and enjoy the end of the week with their friends. Since it is the least busy day and most of the companies have the availability, the prices can be slightly lower. Of course, it depends on the company. Some of the companies are closed on Sundays, so you would need to pay attention to that when you are looking for the right company. 

All In Moving Services are available every day! Most booked day of the week Is Friday, and right after that is Saturday. Those dates have the highest rates, as you would guess. So, when is the price the lowest? In the middle of the week. Some moving companies do not have that difference in pricing, but most of them do. The price usually depends on the availability for that specific date. It would be best if you can take a couple of days from work, so you can fully commit yourself to the move and therefore, you can choose a day in the middle of the week and go with the most affordable movers.

Which month is the most suitable for moving?

We already mentioned that Spring and Autumn are most suitable for moving. Therefore, months that commercial and apartment movers recommend the most would be May, beginning of June, end of August and September. If you are looking for a cheaper option, then it would be better if you look for off season Months, from November to March. The off season can be a problem if you have kids, since it is in the middle of a school year. In addition to that, it is not enough to just choose a specific Month. If you decide to move at the beginning or the end of the month, those are the busiest times in every month. 

Therefore, a lot of moving companies do not have the availability if you would need same day movers, or your lease is up, and you must move in the next few days. Furthermore, as the availability is lower, the prices are higher, so the middle of the month would be much affordable and a lot less stressful.

Where can you find the best movers and packers?

Maybe you are wondering: “Why do I need movers in the first place? I can move by myself and just a couple of friends!’’ Yes, of course you can. But if you hire a moving company, you will have professional movers that are helping you and saving you from additional stress that arises on the day of the move. Of course, having affordable movers can be a good and a bad experience. Therefore, good research is the key in finding the best affordable movers! Make sure that you search all the moving companies near you via the internet.
You can search: Apartment movers, house movers near me, residential movers… But make sure to call as well, since not all the companies have everything listed on their websites. In All in Moving Services, sales representatives are more than happy to answer all of your questions in order to make your moving experience as best as it can be. You can also get a referral from your friend. That is always a good option, since the recommendation comes from experience.

Now that you have read our piece of advice, you are ready to pick a perfect moving date. No matter which moving date you choose; the most important thing is to organize everything beforehand and to trust the moving company. You can contact All In Moving Services for all of the additional questions and we will show you that we are trustworthy! We hope that your move will go smoothly. Warm wishes to your new home!

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