Selecting a moving date can be simple, or it can be complicated. You might have a window of several weeks during which you can move but many times, people are pressed for time, and this can be stressful.
Reasons to plan ahead
Before you book with a removal company, you’ll want to figure out the best day for the move. Both local movers and long-distance movers require a deposit to fix a moving date. Since movers tend to be scheduled well ahead of time, it may not be possible to adjust your date at the last minute. If you need to cancel a relocation, you could potentially lose your deposit. Without meticulous planning, you could find yourself momentarily without a home, and sometimes there’s no way to prevent this uncomfortable situation. In those instances, many people opt to stay in a hotel or short-term rental while placing their belongings in storage. You should try and avoid this added complication and financial expense if possible.
Determining the best moving date is generally a matter of prioritising. The majority of people consider finances, professional and career factors and also the schedules of their children. Below are some things to consider when choosing a moving date:
Are you relocating for employment?
If you’re moving for a job in a different city, your start date will determine when exactly your move will take place. Incase you’re also balancing purchasing or selling of a house, or you have a lease, consider negotiating another starting date for your new job. Whether you have a fixed or flexible date, build time into your plan. Starting a new job is less stressful if you’re already settled in your new home.
Think about your kid’s school routine
Changing schools halfway through the school year can be challenging for children. Many families attempt to plan a move over the summer holiday, but it isn’t always possible to do that. An alternative is to move between quarters.
Are you purchase a new home
When you purchase a new home, your relocation day will typically correspond with the home’s closing date and also how long it takes to get the home move-in ready. Allow time for renovations, cleaning up and starting utilities.
Things tend to become complicated if you’re selling a house. You can attempt to negotiate the terms of a sale to meet your requirements. Your realtor can help you with these arrangements.
Are you bound by a leasing agreement?
Take a look at your rental agreement. You might have to give a month’s notice ahead of moving. Should you break the agreement, chances are you will lose your deposit. Many people delay moving to prevent losing their deposit. Consider the advantages and risks of staying and going.
If you’re moving locally, it might seem sensible to time the move to match up with the end of your lease agreement. Long-distance movers will have less flexibility.
Contact Movit today if you need help to plan your next move.