It’s finally here. Springtime! It’s officially the season of all things new, and what better way for new beginnings than with a big move?
Calgary is seeing a growth in the older population in recent times. Are you among them? Where are you heading for your next move?
Equally important is when are you relocating?
For many, summertime is the ideal time to move. In reality, though, there are many benefits to moving during the spring. In fact, we highly recommend it for these reasons:
1. The Weather is Better
People often forget about the debilitating summer heat when they opt to move during the summer months. As for the snow, injuries are possible even when you take strong precautions due to the ice.
While the spring season comes with its own challenges, a quick look at the weather report should give you a fair warning to avoid surprise showers. Other than that, you’ll be avoiding heat exhaustion and frozen fingers.
2. The Cost of Moving is Low
Because so many have scheduled their moving days for the summer, more moving companies are available to cater to you. According to economics, the higher the supply and the lower the demand, the lesser the price.
By moving during the spring, you’re saving yourself a heap of money. Of course, it’s still recommended to give movers notice ahead of time — even if they’re not too busy.
3. The Kids Are Out of School
Spring break is around the corner. Whether your kids go to school in-person or virtually, they now have more time to help you with moving. They can clean, pack and prepare for the big move without worrying about their studies.
4. You’ll Have a More Relaxed Summer
All moves require work. And who wants to work during the summer? By moving during the spring, you’ll be way ahead when it comes to unpacking your items before the holiday season.
You can go all-in for your summer vacation and not feel weighed down by the thought of a move. That’s done with! Spend your first summer in your new home with a carefree state of mind.
5. It Will Encourage You to Do Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning can be a pain. But if you move during the spring, you now have the motivation to get it out of the way. Well, you kind of have to if you intend to sell your home at a decent price.
A good home cleanup will also leave you with more money in two ways:
- The movers will have less to carry, assuming they charge for weight.
- You can do a garage sale for things you no longer want or need.
6. Spring is the Ideal Time to Sell Your Home
Since most people are bent on moving during summer, they need to have a new home to go to. During spring, there are a lot of home buyers looking to find their new beginning, too!
The housing market is not like most. When the demand for houses is high, the costs go up — not down! Additionally, you get a wider pick of who you’re going to leave your old home to.
Statistics show that this year is especially promising for house selling, with a record 2% increase in sales from December to January following consistent growth in sales over the past few months.
Remember This When Moving During Spring
There’s no way around it. Spring is a great time to move. But before you do that, remember that spring is allergy season. Keep these tips in mind:
- Check the pollen count in the air around your moving day.
- Avoid moving on windy days or take allergy pills if you do.
- Seal moving boxes well.
- Take eye drops to thwart pollen discomfort.
The Relocate Stress Free team is all set to make your spring move as easy as possible. Give us a call or contact us today to get ready for your new beginning!