5 Reasons Why Summer is a Great Time to Move

Are you planning to move? If so, it’s a good idea to give some thought to the time of year. There are several advantages to moving in the summer months for both you and your local moving company, especially if you are planning a local Connecticut move.


Here are some useful moving tips and advice to help you beat the heat and ace your next summer move.


Summer is Peak Selling Season

Peak selling season is in the summer which means the summer is a great time to sell your home. Due to the increased demand for homes, you are likely to get more money for your home. Furthermore, you will have an easier time finding a new place to call home.

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Children are Out of School

Kids are on summer break, which allows for more flexibility in your schedule and no disruptions to school routines or activities. If you’re moving to a new school district, you will have time to research good local schools and it will also help with the transition. By not pulling them out during the school year, they will be able to start fresh in the fall. Not to mention, they will be available to help you pack and prepare for the move.

Better Weather for The Summer Moving Process

Summer may be a busy time for CT moving companies, but there are fewer chances of delays due to weather. If you live in CT and you’ve ever had to move during the winter months, you know how difficult and uncomfortable it can be. If the weather is bad during your move, the roads can be dangerous and there’s also the risk of slipping on icy sidewalks. It is also not ideal to move certain electronics, antique furniture or other fragile items in the cold weather. Not to mention, you risk the chance of tracking dirt and mud into your new (and old) home.

Additionally, better weather brings longer days and more sunlight. People are generally more productive when there’s daylight —more hours in the day means more time to pack and move. Furthermore, your movers probably won’t have to move in the dark.

Yard Sale Season

Summer is a great time to have a yard sale! Yard sales are a great way to get rid of things you no longer want or need – not to mention, you can make a little extra cash to offset your moving expenses! As a buyer, you will have more yard sales to peruse for any items you need for your new home.

Better Curb Appeal

Summer is when your property looks its best. There is sunshine, the grass is green and the flowers are in bloom. This means better curb appeal! Also, a greater number of buyers are likely to come out to view your property when the weather is nice.

Summer is the busiest season for moving, so if you are planning on moving in the summer, it’s important that you schedule your summer move well in advance.


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Moving from One State to Another

When it’s time to make your next summer move across state lines, you need to consider taking certain steps to make the process headache-free. Let’s go over some additional moving tips for a more seamless migration to your new property.

Start Packing Early

April and May can be busy months for families. You’re wrapping up the school year, getting ready for college or other big life changes, and there’s probably a lot of stress floating around the household already.

The best way to prepare? Start packing, yesterday. Moving always takes longer than you expect. It’s inevitable. So you may as well start the most rudimentary component of your move faster… the packing.

Moving companies will help you in this regard, but it’s still a wise idea to get all of your items in order before starting the physical move to a new property. Costs will remain lower too when you do most of your own packing.


Plan Your Move Around the Heat

In the summer months, peak heat usually hits in July and August at around 3pm each day. If you are planning your move during those months, it’s advantageous to schedule the process in the morning.

Not only do you want to get a fast start on the process, but you want to avoid the extra stress and sweat equity from a midday move.

Best advice for a summer move, the earlier the better.