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Spring Into Action: Why You Should Move in the Springtime

April 25, 2017 | Moving Guides & Tips

Many homeowners believe that summer is the best season for moving—and don’t get us wrong, summer is a good time to move for a lot of reasons. However, the season’s popularity for relocation leads to several downfalls as well. For example, moving companies are commonly booked during the summer.

That’s why the experts at Bekins know spring is a great time to move (although with Bekins, every season is moving season). Here are five reasons to move this season

5 Reasons You Should Move in the Spring

1. Temperate Weather

In the winter you have to deal with snow and ice on the roads and sidewalks. Winter conditions can lead to injuries and property damage. In the summer, high temperatures limit the hours of the day where you are able to spend time moving without being at risk of dehydration or heat exhaustion.

Spring, compared to other seasons, tends to be more temperate overall. As long as you keep an eye on the forecast to avoid spring showers, the season of blooming flowers and green grass can offer simplified moves without the challenges of extreme weather.

2. Easier Home Sales

If you’re planning on selling your current house as you move to your new space, spring is the best time to list your property. The real estate market is fairly busy in the springtime because:

  • Home buyers want to find and purchase a home before summer vacation.
  • The appealing lush landscaping that begins to grow at the end of winter gives your home curb appeal.
  • It’s easy to stage a home for viewing once you’ve finished spring cleaning .
  • In many areas, homes sold in the spring go for better prices than properties sold during other seasons—simpler selling means it will be easier to buy a new house or apartment in the spring as well!

3. Moving companies have greater availability

Most moving companies see more reservations during the summer months. This busy schedule means you might not have as much control over your move. For example, you might not be able to choose your preferred moving day or work with as large of a team as you would like.

If you have the need to move within a highly specific time, spring will be your best bet; you’re more likely to find the professional moving help you need exactly when you need it. Additionally, some moving companies like Bekins offer special moving discounts and service packages during the spring!

4. More flexible scheduling for families

If you have children, you might assume that summer vacation is the right time to move. After all, during the summer your kids can help out with packing, cleaning and so on. However, in many cases, it’s easier to expedite a move when your children are in school. When your kids are busy during the day, you don’t have to oversee them.

If you feel set on having your children help out during the move, consider timing your transition around spring break rather than summer vacation. This date allows you to take advantage of springtime moving benefits and avoid infringing on your summer vacation.

5. You can relax in your new home during the summer

Whether you like to spend your summer camping and hiking or dozing by a pool, moving during this time can be stressful and make you feel like you didn’t quite get enough sun over the summer.

When you move earlier in the year, you have time to not only handle the move itself, but also to settle into your new home before the summer months.

Spring into Your Move with Bekins Van Lines

No matter what season you decide to move, Bekins is here to help. From planning to packing to unloading, we offer moving services in your area that are sure to make the process stress-free! Get in touch with your local agent today to get started.


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