The Best Time for Renters to Call the Moving Company

Monday December 28, 2015

Before you make an appointment with the moving company, consider the implications of moving during each season of the year. Most renters aim for a spring or summer move, in order to avoid dealing with cold or wet weather, as well as conflicts with school and holiday plans. However, there are advantages to moving during the fall and winter months as well. Shopping for a rental during the winter months allows families to take advantage of a weaker demand for rentals, because landlords are more motivated to negotiate a deal during times when fewer renters are canvassing.

Trees through the seasons representing cost changes throughout the year for Lee Moving & Storage in New Orleans, LA

Choosing the Season

Scheduling your moving appointment may be easier during the slower seasons. You’ll be able to choose the time and date that works best for you, instead of working around a moving company’s already packed summer schedule. With some preplanning and an eye on the weather, the move doesn’t have to be difficult in the winter months. Families may find that the routine of the school year makes moving less stressful. The children are out of the house for most of the day, saving on childcare costs while parents are packing and labeling boxes and sorting out what to take and what can be discarded, sold, or given away.

Choosing the Time of Month

Renters are often restricted to certain dates due to the rent schedule set by their landlord. That means that the first and last few days of each month are likely to be the busiest for moving companies. Although it might be tempting to rush moving activities in order to save on rent, tenants who make sure they have adequate time to move and clean out their old apartment are more likely to recoup their safety deposit.

If you find yourself moving mid-month, and it’s necessary to delay the move into your new apartment until after the first day of the month, Lee Moving and Storage has long-term storage solutions available on site. We take care of every aspect of the move, from transporting large furniture and other items to ensuring that your boxes arrive safely. Whether you’re moving across the street, or across town, your move can be planned to suit your family’s schedule and needs while keeping stress to a minimum. Call us today to learn how we can make your next move smooth and hassle free.