1. Lower Moving Costs
The heaviest volume of moves occurs during the spring and summer months. Winter is often a quieter time in the moving business, so most moving companies reduce their rates a bit during the winter or offer special incentives like discounted storage or packing materials.
2. Increased Availability & Flexibility
Thanks to lighter schedules, moving companies tend to be more flexible during winter months. They are more able to work around your schedule and can accommodate last minute bookings or changes that they cannot during the busy spring and summer months. They also have more availability for smaller needs. If you are looking to re-arrange furniture in your home, re-locate a safe or pool table or need help with cabinets being delivered for a kitchen renovation, winter is the best time!
3. Easier On the Movers = Jobs Done Faster
Most local movers like working in cooler weather. Running up and down stairs all day with heavy furniture can be draining work. It is especially difficult in the heat of the summer and requires movers to take more breaks for the safety of employees. This is not the case in cooler weather, meaning your job will get done a bit faster and a little cheaper (assuming you are paying an hourly rate).
4. Quick Arrival on Long-Distance Moves
Long distance movers book out months in advance during the summer and have large delivery windows to manage the multiple deliveries loaded onto each truck. During winter months the volume of shipments is lower, meaning it is easier to book your move on short notice and schedule delivery closer to the dates you prefer.
5. The Kids Are in School
With the kids in school, you have more time to plan and organize your move. You also don't need to make special child care arrangements during your move to ensure the little ones aren't "under foot" when you sofa is being carried into your new home. And school provides consistency, and also a great distraction,
if the kids have any anxiety about moving to a new home.