Relocation is a complex exercise; preciously it is a game of strategies. Your hassles and stress during relocation can highly be inflated or reduced by your relocation timing. Diversity of people brings variations in terms of preference of seasons to move. Some people will prefer to relocate during summer while others will settle for winter. Either of the options, will either have an advantage or disadvantage to the mover. Weighing the prevailing scenarios should be a priority before settling for summer or winter relocation.
Relocation during summer
Would you prefer to relocate during summer or at the eve of winter? Probably most people will prefer the summer deal. The rationale of preferring summer periods ranges from climate changes all the way to other in-house reasons.
I heard somebody say “I will not pay any relocation costs; the deal is cheaper than relocating during winter” not at all. You’ll be surprised that relocation during winter can be cheaper than when done in summer. Here are the reasons why transition to your new home during summer is preferable.
- 1.Lovely weather
Climatically, June to August is the most favorable session for relocation. This means that you will experience limited rain, lesser wind and other troubling conditions. Favorable climatic conditions will substantially lower your stress during relocation. Still again you have to consider your locality. If you are living in high temperature places, it can be hard on you. However, moving during earlier summer is an amicable solution. Late summer presents higher temperatures which will build turmoil on your head during relocation.
- 2.Minimal interference of kids.
Relocation calls for flexibility in all arenas. Summer presents a favorable timing for moving because children are out of school. It is disturbing for kids to transfer to another school at the middle of the semester. The beginning of the semester presents a more favorable ground to get a new school for children. If this transition is not done at summer, it may have a negative emotional impact to the kids. The emotional touch with friends in school is higher during other seasons because children will move with thoughts about their buddies still fresh in their minds. Again, getting a new school for your kids in between the semester may be challenging. The trick is simple, do it at the start of the semester!
- 3.Easy to sale some belongings
At summer, most people are browsing through to identify any offer to dispose some household properties. This presents a readily available market just upon placing an advertisement. Unlike the colder or rainy seasons, the summer periods opens more market for getting off these properties hence avoid the stress of looking for buyers. Just place the advert in the local newspaper and your sale will be instant!
- 4.Pleasant, conditions of adapting to your new home.
During summer, your kids are free and probably you will be on leave from your work. This will be the best time to familiarize yourself and all the family members to the surrounding; take them to the trip around the locality, beach etc. You will forever remain an alien in your new home if you don’t get that free summer time to know your neighbors. Pay them a visit and let children interact before they once again get back to school.
Taking the summer option does not automatically bring peace of mind. It goes a bit into your preparation for relocation. To make your relocation a piece of cake to yummy, the following should be done,
- 1.Book in advance moving company
Summer is a known relocation period. It is a highly awaited period for most people to move. Consequently, most of the moving companies are booked in advance. To avoid the eleventh minute rush, book a moving company a month or two before summer comes. Give them your schedule and let them include it in their plans, this will substantially reduce the relocation stress and make it an experience never to be forget!
- 2.Appropriate dress to manage heat and injury
Carrying heavy boxes will definitely make your body attain higher temperatures. Dressing in light clothes during the day of moving is advisable. However, never ignore the protective wears. Be in well protective shoes to protect your toes and other parts which are highly exposed to injury. Still again, carrying a bottle of water or a plateful of chilled fruits is imperative when moving. Sweating and loosing of a lot of water will definitely call for a top-up to stay hydrated. Carrying enough of these things will give you enough energy to carry the boxes, prepare the pets and even do the unpacking at your final destination.
- 3.Proper planning of your consumables
Perishable consumables will definitely spoil if taken out of the freezer. Planning your consumable to ensure that by the time of relocation you don’t have any extra perishable foods is important. If you realize that you have extra food in your freezer, share with your neighbors. This will catalyze them to assist you in relocation. If they do this, you will save on costs of packing and probably unpacking all courtesy of a full stomach.
- 4.Escape high traffic
During summer people tend to adopt a certain similar trends. Perhaps most afternoons there is a lot of traffic. Shoppers and tourists are moving from one point to another. The streets are mostly overwhelmed by large number of people, vehicles etc. Plan your move quite earlier before the streets gets high traffic.
On the other hand, some people would prefer relocation during winter. Unlike moving during summer, winter relocation avails the following benefits
- 1.Less costly
Summer is a known relocation period. When winter comes, a low season to the moving companies starts. This translates to lower relocations charges as the demand decreases. Moving companies are pressured and out to find business, this will enable you get their services at even a half the summer prices. Still again at this period, if you are out to buy a home, their costs are likely to be lower due to reduced demand. Sellers will be all over trying to get the willing buyers. Possibly this will be your opportunity of getting a spectacular house at an affordable cost.
- 2.Easy to get loan facilities
Lower demand for loan facilities during winter means that the lenders are lenient in terms of the collaterals and conditions attached to the loan. Lesser paperwork is required and the loan is processed within the shortest time possible.
- 3.End of tight schedules
The end of summer goes with the high demand for relocation services. Moving companies are facing low sessions therefore the customer has flexibility to choose the appropriate relocation time. The buyer is always heard and not the other way as it happens during the competitive summer. Wait for winter to become the master!
- 4.Shorter delivery time
Unlike summer season when everybody is rushing to the moving companies, during winter very few people are ready to relocate. This means that the moving companies will be having lesser workload translating to enhanced efficiency tailored to meet the shorter customer’s deadlines.
All in all, both directions may sound better; however, selecting the one which specifically meet your desires is very important when it comes to relocation. Analyze your situation, convenience and advantageous grounds should be a priority before matching forth towards that end.