The term “New year, new me” may come to mind for some as we’re still only seven weeks into 2017. This might mean moving home and making a fresh start somewhere new. You might be asking yourself, “when is the best time of year to move house?”
The simple answer is that there’s no perfect time to move home. People’s circumstances are different to the next. There’s no perfect formula to making your removal process flawless.
However, there are a few points you should consider when you’re planning your move. Whether that’s in January or July. Each time of year is different and by planning ahead, you can reduce the stress levels during this whole process.
Moving in Spring or Autumn
Spring (March till May) and Autumn (October till November) are probably some of the best times to move home for various reasons. There are lots of public holidays during these months so you don’t need to plan as much around work which is a bonus. Furthermore, it’s quite mild during these periods so you don’t have to deal with the cold as much either. In spring, the Easter Holidays are in full swing so if you have older kids, they can help you pack up on the day of the big move.
Moving at Christmas
Christmas can be a fantastic time of year to move property. It can make your festive period that much more memorable – if that’s possible. It is worth keeping in mind that this time of year can be quite busy and hectic so it’s advisable to plan far in advance to make sure everything runs like clockwork.
Moving in Summer
It can be a great idea to move home in summer due to the long days and warm evenings. There a couple of things to consider moving at this time though. This includes knowing when the kid’s summer holidays fall. It will be advantageous with your older children who can help move boxes although if they’re younger it might not run as smoothly.
Moving at New Year
Moving in January can be a great time as it’s a fresh start for you and it’s something great to look forward to after the festive period. It’s important to note though that it’s worth thinking about packing up everything and keeping it in storage before December so you’re not surrounded by boxes when you’re popping open Prosecco on New Year’s Eve. It can also be cold so take care when transporting boxes and other belongings as it can be icy which could cause a safety hazard.