Choosing when to move home
Posted by Christophe Meunier on
When to Move House
It is easy to look at the best time of year to move house, but it is important to take into account your personal circumstances. One mover's best time might not work for another. These are the top factors to think about:
- Major holidays - It can be difficult to move house during Christmas. This is not only because of the people and stress involved in organizing the holiday but also because it can be dangerous because of slippery conditions. Fortunately, there are many ways to move your house. You can use bank holidays and days off work to save money. To avoid conflicts, it is worth noting any holiday parties or engagements, such as Christmas parties at work.
- Moving house with children - It can be hard to move house with children. Moving them away from their environment can cause stress, especially if they don't have enough time to adjust. Keep in mind the structure of the school years. Summer holidays are a great way for students to be able to say goodbye to old friends and make new connections once they arrive in their new location. There are other holidays that you can enjoy, including half terms in spring and summer, as well as autumn.
- Jobs - You need to know your job better than anyone. Are there times in the year that are more busy? This will be a great tip for your coworkers! You should make sure you book your time off well in advance to avoid any unexpected problems. This shouldn't be a problem if your move requires you to leave your job. You should start looking for work in your new area as soon as you can.
- Weather - This is not as important for you than it is for your removers. Heavy belongings can be difficult to transport and carry in rainy, snowy, or frosty conditions. It is not something you want for your mover to cause injury or damage to your belongings. It is a good idea not to move during winter or spring. However, the UK weather can make it difficult to pick the right time. Also, it is important to remember that moving in scorching heat can make you feel tired and irritable. This is a bad combination when you're already stressed about moving.
- Remover availability - You may decide that autumn or summer are the best times to move house. But you're not the only one. These are generally the most popular times to move house. To ensure a slot, you should book your appointment several months ahead.
- Timing - It's not just the removers who are busy in the summer. Conveyancers, mortgage providers, and surveyors can all be affected by the time of year. You could end up pushing your move past your desired time if you're not careful.