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Moving is ranked as one of the 5 highest life stressors, along with the death of a loved one, divorce, job loss and major illness or injury. That stress multiplies when you are moving with children.
In “Your Survival Guide to Moving with Kids – Part 1” [link to part 1], we reviewed strategies to help make sure that your upcoming move will be as successful, efficient and minimally stressful for you and your children as possible.
But is there a best time of year for moving? Does it make a difference when you move when you’re moving with kids? All Jersey Moving & Storage weighs in…
Sometimes, you have to move for pressing reasons like a new job and don’t have much control over timing. However, parents who have some flexibility often choose to move during the summer months.
If you have children and have plans to move, there is still time to squeeze in a summer move if you act quickly to secure your desired moving date with a reputable professional moving company like All Jersey Moving & Storage.
Here are some of the reasons why families prefer summer moves:
Not surprisingly, people prefer to move when the sun is shining. Packing up your home and completing all the last minute tasks associated with a big move is much easier and enjoyable in temperate weather. Winter isn’t considered an ideal season to move for many reasons, especially if you live in the East Coast where winter weather is frigid and unpleasant. Because of bad winter weather, travel is also often difficult both for you and your moving company, which can result in longer move times.
Some professionals such as teachers and tutors are fortunate that they get summers off. If you are fortunate to have summers off, the summer is an opportune time to complete your move. Focusing on all the tasks related to making a move possible – from selling furniture to storing antiques to assembling moving boxes – is that much easier when you don’t have to worry about work. Trying to cram moving tasks into late evening hours and weekends can be exhausting.
Even if you don’t have summer vacation, you may have reduced hours or shorter Fridays throughout the summer. This creates more time to tackle an upcoming move with greater peace of mind and ensure that no tasks fall through the cracks. Even a few extra hours a week can make the world of difference, especially when you have limited packing hours because you’re busy taking care of your kids.
Moving can be stressful even in the most ideal situations. Moving around major holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter can make a move infinitely more challenging and worrisome, especially for your kids. It is much easier to juggle a myriad of moving responsibilities when you don’t have the added responsibilities that come with the busy holiday seasons, such as shopping, decorating, cooking and entertaining friends and family. More importantly, you and your family will enjoy these holidays that much more when you are comfortably settled and unpacked in your new home, not living chaotically out of half-packed boxes. Summer is the perfect opportunity to avoid the headache of moving around the holidays, especially now that the July 4th weekend has passed.
Even well-planned and seamlessly executed moves require a lot of preparatory work, from researching and securing a reputable mover to the colossal task of packing all your furniture and possessions. Moving during the summer is less likely to disrupt your children’s school and homework schedule.
Completing a move in the summer months also gives you time while the children are off school to get them comfortable with the idea of moving. Your children will want to say goodbye to friends, neighbors and family and be part of the packing process, which can be more challenging during the school year. You’ll also have more of an opportunity to acquaint your child with their new home and neighborhood. Visit your new home as often as you can in order to begin creating positive memories at the restaurants, parks and shops in the community. Removing the unknown out of the equation will help ease your child’s anxiety about the move.
The fall season means many different things to different people. For some, it’s the start of a new school year for their children or a new semester at college. For others, it’s a busy and demanding time at work as businesses strive to finish the final quarter of the year strong. Whatever category you fall into, fall is a time of change and transition. We see it in the changing leaves and throughout the natural world. Starting the month of fall with your successfully completed move behind you will allow you to focus all your energy and attention on the next chapter. In addition to being intensely time-consuming and even emotional, moving is identified as one of life’s greatest stressors. Tackle your move this summer so you can shift gears and enjoy life in your new home.
At All Jersey Moving & Storage we try to accommodate your last minute and weekend moves whenever we can, but we recommend securing your moving date ASAP to ensure you can move on YOUR schedule.
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If your summer plans make moving impossible, fall is another ideal season to schedule your home or office move. In fact, some prefer fall moves because fall isn’t a peak moving season and local moving companies may charge slightly lower rates. Professional movers are also more likely to have greater availability, increasing the likelihood that you can move on your date of choice. In order to secure your desired moving date in the fall months, act NOW. Find a reputable moving company like All Jersey Moving & Storage today for a complimentary quote.
At All Jersey Moving and Services, we do our best to meet the scheduling needs of our clients. A moving company with decades of residential moving and commercial moving experience, we focus on delivering exceptional service whatever the season.
Our movers have helped 1000s of families move to their new homes, whether they are moving to a new neighborhood, city, state or even across the country. We understand the added challenges and stresses of moving with children. That’s why we always do our best to provide families with the moving tips and tricks we’ve learned from decades of experience to make the move as stress-free and seamless as possible. Our movers are with you every step of the way and do everything they can to make settling into your new home easier and more enjoyable.
If you want or need to schedule a move before the end of the summer, we will do our best to accommodate your needs and date preferences.