Winter is nearly over. We made it through another season and I know Chicagoans are collectively taking a deep breath. And while Spring weather can also be unpredictable at times, there are advantages to moving this time of year. 

Warmer Weather

Moving in the winter is a stressful and daunting task. Spring brings warmer temperatures but beats moving in the sweltering heat of summer. While there is always a chance of rain, moving in spring is a much more comfortable experience. 

Lower Rates

If you’ve moved before, then you know summer is the busiest season. It tends to be the most convenient, especially since kids are out of school and its ideal for buying new homes. Summer rates surge because of this demand. Since spring is still technically the off-season, you might be able to take advantage of lower rates. 

More Flexibility 

In addition to higher rates, movers have limited flexibility during the summer due to such a high demand. There are simply not enough movers to meet everyone’s specific needs. Since spring is a less competitive season for moving, it’s much easier to secure the date you want, even if it’s short notice. 

A Perfect Time to Clean

With spring comes spring cleaning. If you’re moving, take advantage of this opportunity to clean, donate, sell, and recycle items you no longer want or need. If you’re moving less stuff, it likely means you’ll be paying less in the end. 

So embrace the transformative season and consider moving in the spring!

Spring is almost here! We can already feel it. Hopefully these warmer days have inspired you to get out and have fun. This weekend is going to be an exciting one so head out and enjoy the sun. Since it is Women’s History Month, we’ll also be including events that support women all month long!

Chicago European Union Film Festival

 March 6th – April 2nd

Gene Siskel Film Center – 164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601

This one is for the film lovers. The Gene Siskel Film Center is once again hosting another amazing film festival, the annual European Union Film Festival. Its showcasing 4 weeks of films, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to check them out. Also, be sure to support the women filmmakers featured!

International Women’s Day Edgewater Crawl

March 8th 11am – 2pm 

*Various locations in Edgewater 

This event hits close to home. As a women-owned small business, we understand the importance of community support. So if you can, be sure to check it out and explore women-owned businesses in Edgewater. They’ll have food and drink tastings and inspiring conversations. Follow the link to get details and locations. 

Babes, Booze, and Bake Sale

March 8th 11am – 4pm

Superkhana International – 3059 W Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60647

Head out this weekend to support some of Chicago’s best pastry chefs!  The lineup includes: Emily Spurlin (Lula Cafe), Erin Koroll (Cellar Door Provisions), and Mai Giffard (Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits) and so many more. Proceeds will go to Restaurant Culture Association, a nonprofit working to combat sexual harassment and build safe working environments in the food and drink industry.