If you have the luxury of choosing when to move, always pick summer months over winter. The advantages for moving in summer are numerous. Here in Calgary, the time window for summer might feel short. But, think of the obstacles you will face if you move in winter.
Winter moving woes
For one, the weather in winter can be unpredictable. When moving, we try to set our moving date at least a month earlier. Imagine, moving day arrives and it’s a snowing blizzard outside!
Even if it’s a sunny winter day, you would still have to deal with icy roads or sidewalks and frozen fingers. And you have to be extra careful when packing your furniture. Snow and moisture can easily lead to mold and mildew.
What are the advantages of moving in summer?
First, consider that summer is vacation time. This means that your work schedule and deadlines may be less tight. Moving for work? Flexible summer schedules allow you more time to adjust to the new work environment.
Summer is summer vacation for the kids too. Your kids will be out of school and can start fresh with a new grade in fall. Bonus points if they are old enough to use their free time to help you pack!
Summer is the peak season for real estate. You have more options for a new home and can sell your old one faster. Summer is also peak season for garage sales. This is an excellent time to get rid of all your junk and make some extra cash. The reverse is also true. You could pick up bargain finds at garage sales to furnish your brand new home.
The best thing about moving in summer, besides the weather? The longer daylight hours. You will have more time to pack, and it’s safer too.
Things to keep in mind when moving in summer
Have you set your mind for a summer move? Make sure you book early. If you’re in Calgary or planning a move to Calgary, get in touch with the professionals at Real Estate Movers LTD. We will provide you with a tailored quote for the best deal.