Five Reasons Why Fall Is the Best Time of Year to Move

The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing colors…and you’re getting ready to move to a new home. If you’ve been asking yourself, “Should I move in the fall?” you’ll be pleased to know that it’s actually the best time of year. The benefits of moving during the fall are good enough that if you have a choice, you’ll be better off.

Of course, if you need to move during other seasons, that doesn’t mean that you’ll suffer for it—it’s just not as optimal as moving in autumn.

Here’s why we think fall has the edge when it comes to great times of year to move:

  • Get better discounts: Fall is back-to-school time, but it’s also a pre-holiday season. As merchants and service vendors are gearing up for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, they’re more likely to offer better discounts to lure in customers. That means you could get great deals from everyone from the movers to your local home goods store. Don’t forget to hit department stores for great organizational tools. These deals might be marketed for college grads, but everyone can use them—especially when they’re at a great price. Who doesn’t love a good discount?
  • More available housing: Generally, college students are the main people who move during the autumn. As housing opens up for returning students, you’ll have a better chance of not only finding a place but impressing your new landlord with your rental history and steady income. (Finally, there’s one advantage of being out in “the real world”!)
  • Take advantage of pre-holiday decluttering: As the winter holidays approach, more people will be decluttering in preparation for receiving more gifts; as a result, you’ll see more goods make their way to secondhand stores. If there’s something you need—whether it’s bedding, kitchen goods, home decor or even a new toy for your children—autumn is a great time to get it. On top of that, if something breaks or gets lost in transit, it’s easier to replace it.
  • Better weather: Summer is sweltering, and spring can be wet. Winter often brings snow and icy roads to contend with. Fall, on the other hand, has ideal moving weather. It’s not too hot; the rain doesn’t usually come until later in the season; and you won’t have to deal with snow or ice. That makes moving your couch up a three-story walk-up a lot easier to handle.
  • Avoid the rush: Finally, you can avoid the rush when you’re moving in the autumn. Families with kids often try to move in between Memorial Day and Labor Day to avoid having to switch schools at an inconvenient time. If you’re not worried about keeping your kids in school, you can move after Labor Day—and reap the benefits of moving in the autumn.

Although you can move at any time, the benefits of moving in the fall are clear. Now all you have to do is call Furniture Master Moving Services Inc. for help. Reach out today to get on our schedule!