For moving companies, late summer is a busy season. People spent the earlier summer months finding new houses and changing jobs and now that those tasks have been tackled, they're ready to move before school starts, and the fall weather rolls in. For customers, moving in this season can be a little tough since moving companies are booked and busy. Thankfully, there are a few tips you can follow in order to avoid losing your marbles when you move during busy seasons!
1. Don't change your date.
Once you've selected a moving date and booked a moving company, you need to make sure that the date sticks. Make that your priority; if you have conflicts in scheduling, you will have to move other things around — not your moving date. If you have to reschedule, it may be weeks before your moving company can fit you in. That's not their fault; they just have other customers whose moves are also on the schedule.
2. Be willing to move mid-week.
Yes, this will probably mean taking a day or two off of work, but if you can manage to do that, it will be worth it. Movers tend to have more availability mid-week since everyone wants to move on the weekends. You may also get a cheaper price if you move on a Tuesday or Wednesday rather than a Friday or Saturday.
3. If you need to load a storage unit, do it on the same day.
If you have items you won't be putting in your new home and instead plan on putting in a storage unit, bring this up to the movers and see if they can fit it in on the same day as the rest of your move. This will make things easier to schedule, and it may also save you some money since the movers will already be at your home. Make sure you have all of your storage items separated from things being moved to your new home before the movers arrive. This will save them from having to sort through things before they put them into the truck, helping to ensure you make it all the way around on this busy day.
Moving during peak season can present a few headaches. Overall, though, you need to be mindful of schedules and make sure you plan ahead since your movers will be as busy as you are.