Did you know that over 4.5 million Canadians move every year with a majority of moves taking place between May and September? With the warm weather, it makes sense why so many homeowners decide to move in the summertime. However, there are several advantages that come with moving in the winter, including scheduling and flexibility. So, this month’s blog will cover the benefits of moving in the winter and why you should consider a winter move!
1) Greater Availability for Moving Dates
Summer is the peak moving season meaning moving companies get booked up quickly during this time. Even with homeowners trying to book their moves well in advance, moving companies can find it difficult to fit everyone into their busy schedules. So, if you don’t book early, you’ll likely have difficulties scheduling your move on your preferred date. On the other hand, during the winter, the schedules and availability of moving companies are often pretty open. Fewer people move during the wintertime making it perfect for booking your desired moving date. Moving companies can accommodate a lot of moving schedules during the winter months, and often on short notice as well.
2) Extra Time and Attention from Your Movers
As there are fewer clients and scheduled moves throughout the winter, it allows movers to dedicate more time and attention to their winter moves. No matter the season, a reputable moving company will always provide their clients with the quality moving services that they deserve, however, more availability during the winter will allow the movers additional time to deliver a more personalized service. For those looking for an added personal touch to their move, then a winter move may be just what you need.
3) Dodge the Heat
Moving while it’s cold and snowy outside may seem like a last resort, however, moving in the heat of the summertime can take a toll on homeowners who are not comfortable with the hotter temperatures. Depending on the moving services agreed upon, along with the involvement that the homeowners will have with the moving process, the manual labour that comes with packing, loading, and unpacking can lead to heat exhaustion or heat-related stress for those who don’t do well in warm environments. By moving in the winter, these heat-related issues can be avoided. If you’re the type of person who would much rather be in the cold than in the heat, then a winter move is definitely the best option. Additionally, the colder temperatures that come along with the winter will help protect some household belongings from overheating in the summertime such as electronics, candles, soaps, and records. Just make sure to take extra safety precautions when it comes to salting and walking on snowy and icy surfaces.
4) Kids Are In School and Out of the Way
For those with children, you all know how busy and chaotic things can get with kids running all over the place. Specifically, during the summer, most kids are home from school and need to be taken care of during the day. This not only takes time away from parents when it comes to handling the move, but kids are often also an obstacle for movers to work around. However, during the winter, kids are not home during the daytime allowing for more time and attention from the homeowners to dedicate to the move, as well as more space and flexibility for the movers to get the job done.
Whether you’re moving during the summer or the winter, we understand the importance of having kids involved in the moving process. So, we recommend keeping your kids away from your home during the day while the important moving processes such as packing and loading are being done, and then including your kids after school or after a majority of the big and important items have been packed away. Check out our blog “How to Make Moving Easier for Your Children” for tips on preparing and involving your kids with your move.
5) More Time to Settle In
For many families, the winter is often a time of hibernation as many people spend the majority of their time indoors with their loved ones. This results in a period that is not as busy with plans and commitments, and allows homeowners more time to get settled into their new homes. In the winter, with minimal disruptions in the way such as taking your kids to sports practices or going out to BBQs and pool parties with friends and family, you have the option to take as much or as little time as you would like to unpack and get settled in. You can either take your time and unpack slowly or get it all done in a short period of time – it really is up to you!
Have you recently sold your home? Maybe you’ve been waiting until the summertime to begin the buying, selling, and moving process. Well, we hope this blog provided you with some valuable insight in terms of the benefits that come along with moving in the winter. Who knows, maybe we convinced you to move even sooner (aka. during the winter). If you’re now looking to book a winter move, please feel free to contact us and our team will be happy to schedule your preferred moving date for you! Deluxe Moving Cambridge and Kitchener moving company, can guarantee a successful move for you and your loved ones. We offer Full Packing, Unpacking, and Moving services that can take care of the entire move for you. Head to our services page for more information about our services or contact our team to get started on a successful and stress-free move. We look forward to working with you!
Want more moving tips and advice? Don’t hesitate to contact our team with any questions you may have regarding the moving process. Whether you’re moving across the street or to a brand new city, choosing Deluxe Moving & Storage for your move is the best thing you can do to ensure a safe and successful moving experience for you and your loved ones. Don’t forget to fill out our FREE, no-obligation quote form, and leave the work to us!