Whether you need to relocate for work, want a change of scenery, or are looking for the perfect place to put down roots, moving to a new apartment is exciting! The timing may be based on when your lease expires or when you start a new job. However, if you have some flexibility, you may be wondering: what’s the best time of year to move? Every season has its advantages, so let’s compare each one.
Summer is the most popular time to move. School is out, employers tend to be more understanding about taking time off, and you can usually count on good weather. Once you get settled in, it’s fun to spend time outside and make friends with your new neighbors.
Just remember, since more people move in the summer than any other time of year, it may be difficult to schedule movers on your preferred date. Moving companies may also charge a premium and leave little room for negotiations.
If you can wait until the fall, you’ll avoid the summer rush. Packers and movers may be more readily available and willing to negotiate prices this time of year. It can also be nice to move when it’s not so hot and humid.
However, if you have kids, a fall move could disrupt their schooling. It may also be more likely to rain, which could get your belongings wet on moving day.
If you choose to brave the winter weather, you may find off-season perks from moving companies. Luckily, if you’re moving to the Dallas area, you probably won’t have to contend with sleet or snow.
Remember to consider how moving in the winter could affect your holiday celebrations. For example, if you move on Thanksgiving weekend, you’ll probably miss out on turkey this year. But then you’ll have the perfect place to host friends and family for Christmas.
Spring break could be the ideal time to pack up and move. You can probably count on nice weather, which also makes it easier to have a moving sale. In addition, this is your chance to beat the summer rush and strike a great deal on movers.
Just consider how a spring move could disrupt the end of the school year for your kids. If this is a factor, you may want to wait until right after school lets out.
If you’re deep in the throes of apartment hunting, let Uptown Apartment Locators help. We are passionate about getting you settled into your new rental quickly and easily, no matter what time of year you move. Best of all, our apartment locating services are completely FREE. We’ll even offer a free, two-hour move or (up to) $200 as a thank you for partnering with us. Interested in learning more? Contact us at (214) 457-8252 to get started.