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When is the Best Time to Move?

When is the Best Time to Move

Wondering when’s the best time to move? Each season has benefits and drawbacks, which we’ll outline in detail here to help you make a decision. But overall, it will come down to your needs and budget. If you can be flexible, follow this short guide below to find the best time to move for you.


The end of May kicks off the peak moving season and runs steadily until the fall. This makes the summer and fall months the busiest and most expensive time to move. However, the summertime is a great time to move if you have kids and don’t want to take them out of class in the middle of the semester. Weather is also a bonus during this time of year. With dryer days and longer daylight hours, you won’t have to worry about rushing the move or dealing with unfavourable weather. 


If you don’t have kids, the fall season is an ideal time to move. September and October tend to have decent weather with cooler daytime temperatures. Moving during this time of year will also give you enough time to prepare the home before the winter arrives. So if you need to replace the roof, paint the outdoors, or close up a pool, you can do it with ease before the temperature drops below zero.


Winter might not have the best weather for moving, but these conditions don’t slow our team down! If you’re moving in the winter and want to make sure that your valuables are best protected from the harsh outdoor elements, working with a moving company is a great idea. We have ample experience performing winter moves, and can seamlessly transfer your belongings from A to B with ease. Also, with fewer moves on the docket, the moving company can more easily accommodate your schedule and timeline. 


Before the peak season kicks in mid-May, there’s a block of time that will reward you with decent weather and moving rates. The end of March and throughout April also tends to have milder temperatures and less rain. The only thing you really need to contend with is your schedule. Spring is often exam time for students and vacation time for families, but if this doesn’t deter you, it’s a great time to take advantage of the good rates and availability before the high season starts up again.   

When you hire First Rate Movers, you can count on a professional, reliable, and hassle-free moving process no matter what time of year it is. Unlike other movers, we only hire full-time employees, no part-timers or seasonal staff. That means we have a dedicated team ready to serve you no matter what time of the year it is. Contact us today to learn more about our top-rated services and to book your relocation, packing services, or storage space

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