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What are the Benefits of Moving During Off-Peak Times?

Planning a move comes with a lot of practical and logistical details to consider. If you’re anticipating making a move but find you have a bit of wiggle room, you might find this to be advantageous. Whether it’s the season, month, or day of the week, you’ll find the following benefits by selecting an off-peak time to move.

Better Pricing and Possible Discounts

It’s no secret that household moving companies, along with rental truck agencies, are at their busiest during the spring and summer months. As a result, this creates a significant surge in demand which affects prices. However, if you’re able to move in the early spring, fall, or winter, chances are the costs associated with a move will be less expensive. Additionally, many companies actively offer discounts to attract more customers during off-peak months.

If off-peak months are not an option, that’s okay. Professional movers will do their best to accommodate the timeframe you need for pickup and delivery. To obtain better pricing, what you can do is try planning your move during the middle of the week or the middle of the month. Many people prefer to move during the weekends to avoid taking days off from work. Others plan their moves at the end or beginning of the month when their leases end and new agreements start. As a result of any level of flexibility you have, you can typically enjoy lower prices regardless of the time of year.

Less Road Congestion Equals Faster Delivery

Professional moving companies are skilled and able to move your possessions in a timely fashion at any time of the year, but it’s easier for them to do so during off-peak times. The reason for this is straightforward: there is less traffic and highway congestion. Every year, 40 million people in the U.S. move. The majority of them will do so between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Also consider, movers are not only competing for road space with other moving trucks but with college students returning home in late spring/early summer (or going back to school in late summer) and with people on the roads traveling for vacation. Moving off-peak makes it a lot easier – and faster – for moving trucks to get from point A to point B.

Easier to Choose the Date You Want

Whether you choose a date during a fall or winter month or a weekday to move, you’ll generally find greater flexibility in selecting the exact date you want. During peak moving season, movers’ calendars tend to book very quickly, which means you’ll possibly need to adjust your dates. This can create logistical stresses if the timing doesn’t align. During off-peak times, movers will have far more availability for both pickup and delivery dates and are most likely able to accommodate your chosen date at either end of the move.

Moving Made Easy

You’ll find there are several options to consider when determining the best time to move. Whether it’s the best season, month, week, or day, you’ll find numerous benefits by choosing an off-peak time.

Have an upcoming move? We’re happy to answer any questions, address any concerns, or even help you select the best date to move. Contact us today for a hassle-free quote.


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