The good and the bad: How each season influences your big moving day

Posted on: Mon Jan 31 by Masons

moving during different seasons

If you’re in a position to choose when you move house, you’re in a very lucky and rare position. Most moves are determined by the time it takes to sell a property, find a new home, and get contracts in order, signed and processed. 

But if you’re curious to know how each season can potentially affect your move, regardless of whether you have control over it or not, we have some insight for you that will help you prepare for your big moving day, Plus, we’ll reveal the best season to move!

Chilly winter

Moving home during winter

Those moving in winter may feel like their timing is unlucky because of the cold, icy and unpredictable weather conditions. However, there are ways to have a successful winter move – all it takes is the right preparation.

Since moving activity slows down in winter, you can enjoy the perks that come with an off-peak season, from the increased likelihood of securing a booking with a good home removal company to possibly benefitting from slightly reduced home removal rates. Plus, the cooler conditions make the whole process a little easier. 

Blooming spring 

Blossoming gardens, fresh green lawns, and appealing weather make spring the ideal season to move for many. High temperatures average between 12°C – 18°C and lows between 6°C and 13°C, resulting in a move that’s comfortable, cool and gives you the best sense of your environment as the natural greenery and flowers come to life. 

Since it’s at the cusp of the peak season, moving in spring will leave you fully settled when everyone else is joining the summer frenzy. Although good weather prevails, you must prepare for possible spring showers that can seemingly come out of nowhere. The heavy downpour can affect a whole moving day, so make sure you keep your eyes on the weather in the week building up your moving day so you can postpone if necessary. Additionally, if you have kids, moving in spring can affect their schooling. But if you move toward the end of the season, they may be able to complete the academic year. 

Sizzling summer 

As summer rolls in from June to September, more properties are available to rent or buy, resulting in a boom of moving activity across the UK. As a result, this is also the busiest time of year for home removal companies, so if you need expert help, be sure to book in advance.

Summer moving comes with plenty of benefits such as having more free time on your hands as work becomes less demanding, the summer holiday means children won’t miss any time away from school and can settle into the new home before a new school year begins and lastly, you’ll have more hours in the day to relocate since the days are longer.

However, the toastier days also means you will feel exhausted quicker, especially if you’re lifting heavy boxes and furniture and hauling items in and out of a van. So make sure you stay hydrated and have plenty of breaks in-between to preserve your energy. 

Cool autumn 

Moving home during fall

Autumn is a popular month to move because the paperwork required to buy a home is usually processed around this time, as most purchases would’ve taken place during summer. However, autumn is not as busy, and the cooler weather makes switching homes easier and less tiring. What’s more, because autumn follows the peak season, moving companies have better availability with a likelihood of reduced rates. 

Bear in mind that the cooler weather results in higher rainfall, with hikes in October and November. Another potential drawback is that autumn is the start of the school term – this can be disruptive for those who have children, especially if they’re switching schools. The silver lining is that families have the opportunity to enjoy Halloween and the holiday season in a new home and start new traditions.

The best time to move

Now that you have a better idea of what the different seasons hold, you may be wondering which is the best time to move? The consensus among home removal companies is that spring and autumn offer the best conditions. The balanced weather, a quieter market, and settling before busy periods make it ideal. However, there are still downsides, especially for those with kids. A spring or autumn move may result in them missing school and potentially changing schools in the middle of the school year. 

Expert movers help no matter the season

As you can see, each season comes with its pros and cons, and it is up to you to prepare for lifestyle factors and unfavourable conditions in advance. The good news is, you’re not alone, and with the right moving company by your side, it doesn’t matter the season because they’re trained to handle any situation. 

If you’re looking for a removals company in Cardiff, we at Masons Moving Group have a team of expert movers who will make your big move a success, regardless of the season! To find out more or get your personalised removal quote, call our friendly team on 0800 141 3688 or drop us an email: [email protected] for your free quote!

Posted on: 31st Jan 2022