Weekday vs. Weekend: When Is the Best Time to Move?

Are you planning to move and wondering when would be the best time? There are different factors to consider before planning what day of the week you will schedule your move. 

Keep reading for a breakdown of the pros and cons of moving on specific days so that you can figure out when is the best time to move for you. 

Benefits of a Weekend Move 

Weekend moves tend to be the most obvious choice. It can often be more convenient to organize if you work on the weekdays. Moving on the weekend will help you to avoid needing to take time off from work. 

By making your move on a weekend, you don’t have the stress of the move plus worrying about falling behind at work or upsetting your boss. If you want to save your vacation time for an actual vacation, a weekend move may be best. Don’t take an unpaid day of leave during this time if you’re stressed with your move financially. 

This will also be a more convenient day for people who can assist you with your move. More of your friends and family will likely be off work to offer a helping hand on the weekend.  Others can help with tasks like packing, cleaning, or taking care of your kids or pets on move-in day. 

Weekend moves will also allow you to unpack and settle into your new home, especially if you decide to move on a Saturday morning. You can return to work refreshed and rested after your big move. 

Benefits of a Weekday Move 

While weekend moves are the more popular choice, there are also some advantages to moving on a weekday. If you have certain weekdays off or can take time off with no problem, this may be an excellent option. 

If you’re moving into a busy neighborhood or apartment complex, moving on the weekday may allow you more privacy and mobility. With more people at work, there will be more room for parking for both you and your movers. With emptier halls, elevators, and stairs, the weekday can be easier for those moving into an apartment. 

During peak times like weekends, professional packers and moving companies tend to charge higher rates because those days are more in demand. On weekdays, moving companies are generally less, so a weekday move might save you some money with more cost-effective rates.

If you have kids, moving on a weekday can allow you to move while they’re at school, if you are staying local. Moving can be more difficult when you have to keep an eye on your kids and keep them out of your moving team’s way. 

When Is the Best Time to Move?

Consider your own needs, what kind of home you are moving into, and your personal obligations and responsibilities. The best moving day can differ for everyone, so make sure you take your schedule and lifestyle into account to find the best moving day for you. 

Are you looking for a team of movers to help make moving day a breeze? Contact us today to request a free quote and get started.

Household Move Plan: Don’t Forget These Essential To-Do’s

A household move has a lot of moving pieces. With the process so fluid, it’s easy to forget something important you need to do.

Some clear organization among the mess and the stress can help keep you on track.

Pull out your checklist and get ready to add these essential tasks to help make your move a success.

Take Photos of Electronic Setups

Right now, the cord configuration on the back of your TV and electronics seems straightforward. Wait until you go to take it out of the box in your new home, and you can’t remember how it was set up.

To avoid this frustration, snap a few photos of the setup with your phone before you disassemble everything. Keep the cords together in labeled Ziploc bags. When you arrive at your new home to set up, refer to the photos for a refresher on how to reassemble your electronics and cords. 

Note Your Change of Address

Don’t wait until the last minute to notify people about your new address. Plan ahead so that you don’t forget.

Register your new home address with the post office. Then make sure you notify your contact directly. Remember to reach out to your bank, insurance companies, credit card companies, and others about your move.

Collect Personal Documents

If you’re moving to a new town, you might be busy securing a reliable moving company, and packing, but don’t forget to obtain your personal documents before you leave. Make sure to collect your medical records, prescription information, veterinarian records, and your children’s school records.

Personal records are essential to take with you. 

Cancel Recurring Memberships and Fees

Notify your local gym, and any other place you may be a member to tell them about your upcoming move. Cancel what you can so that you don’t have to pay membership fees for services you won’t be using.

You might be able to transfer some memberships, so check to see if that fits with your plans.

Don’t forget to transfer any magazine or other subscription services to your new address.

Pack an Essentials Box

Nothing is more aggravating than arriving at your new home and not having the necessary things at your fingertips. Those essential items are spread out throughout numerous boxes yet to be opened.

Do yourself a favor and pack an essentials box. Make a note of all the items you use daily. Include things like toilet paper, soap, towels, toothbrushes, and charging cords. Accessing these items from a central point in one box will save you time and frustration.

Label Every Box

In your hurry to organize and pack up, remember to label all your boxes. Placing labels and identifying each box helps the movers and you when you go to unpack.

Label all of your boxes clearly on each side. Indicate what room each box should go in as well as the contents of each. This will make organizing at the other end much easier.

Add These to Your List

A household move should be an exciting adventure for you and your family. Maintaining a complete to-list will help keep stress levels down and help your move go smoothly. So make sure to add these things you list.

Need help with your move? Are you moving long-distance or local? Contact us today for a free quote!