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.
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.
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.
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!