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Timing is Everything: How to Maximize Your Move

Very few people actually look forward to moving, but there are definitely things that you can do to minimize the pain (and cost) of moving. Planning ahead can help you maximize your move. If you know the date and time in advance so you can make arrangements with a moving company or friends and family for assistance, you'll be one step closer to your new home. Want our best tip? Start early in the day to keep your energy high and reduce stress to manageable levels.

Stick to Week Days

It might seem like it's easier to move on the weekend when it's more likely that friends and family members can help, but this strategy may end up costing you money. Moving companies are busier on the weekends, and you might be able to get a great deal if you're moving in the middle of the week. While this may mean utilizing a moving company instead of your friends, True Friends Moving can help you make the move safely, even if you're going up and down stairs or moving heavy furniture.

Mid-Month Savings

Just as moving in the middle of the week is optimal, moving in the middle of the month might ease some woes too. Stay away from major holidays to ensure that you have access to the supplies and service options that you'll need for your move. Summer holidays such as Labor Day or the Fourth of July are especially big moving days due to the expected good weather and availability of helpers. Think about it logically: when are most leases starting or ending? The beginning of the month -- so avoid those dates at all costs!

Seasonal Considerations

Determining which month of the year is the best for your move depends on a variety of factors. If you have children in school, it usually makes sense to wait until winter break or summer break -- which tend to be longer blocks of time to allow your young ones to get settled and for you to complete paperwork. However, if you don't have to worry about school timing, you may find better rates during the very early spring or later in the year. The majority of moves occur between June and October, so skipping these months could potentially save you cash.

Ready to get going on your move? Request a free, no-obligation moving estimate from True Friends Moving Company. We are open seven days a week, and our friendly and trusted team of movers is available to help you transition your belongings safely and efficiently. We were recently voted Greater Nashville's Favorite Moving Company -- come find out why today!