When Is the Best Time to Move? - Mini U Storage

April 10, 2023

When Is the Best Time to Move?

Whether you need to start anew or that big promotion entails upending your life, planning your move is the key to less stress and more savings. Maybe you have a bit more leeway in your timing–and for that, you should plan wisely. There are busy and off seasons for moving, so you should consider this in your planning. The time of year and even what day of the week could determine your costs and time spent.

Mini U Storage has the inside information to help you in your planning. And when you decide to move will be just as imperative as where you decide to move. Read on to discover how to make the most of your situation.

Saving Time vs. Saving Money

Everything comes at a cost. Whatever money you save will cost you your time and vice versa. It is up to you to decide how to spend your money. For instance, to save money, you could complete the move on your own, or you could spend the money on movers and save your time and back. You should plan according to your budget and preferences.

Time of Day

Traveling to your next destination in the early morning will serve you well. The earlier you start, the more likely you are to beat traffic when traveling through major towns and cities. Depending on how far the move is, you want to do all your driving, loading, and unloading during the day.

Generally, it’s safer, as driving at night in a vehicle or two stuffed to the gills with boxes and bags will be tricky in the daylight–much less at night. You also need to account for the unexpected, such as getting lost in a new area or having car trouble.

Day of the Week

The day of the week affects the prices of goods and services. When gas prices increase, it’s usually during the weekend. Planning your move in the middle of the week will save you more money. Traffic patterns change from one weekend day to the next.

Is staying in a hotel unavoidable? If so, booking a stay during the week will be less costly than on the weekend. Choosing to move in the middle of the week rather than the weekend could give you time to unpack and settle in before returning to work the next week.

Time of Year

The best time to move if you have kids in school is late spring to summer months. Moving around at this time is at its peak during the year, so it will also be more costly. Scheduling your move in the slower, colder months will let you score deals and discounts you otherwise couldn’t. Traffic on the road will also vary depending on the time of year. For instance, moving during the last week of November should be a no-go, as high volumes of traffic peak during this time of year.

Depending on the climate of the area you’ve moved to, it might be best to schedule your move during a time of the year when things will be more accessible. For instance, moving to Minnesota in the dead of winter won’t just be more difficult, but more dangerous.

You need time to acclimate to your new place. And no matter if you upgraded or downsized, we could all use a little breathing room when it comes to the tedious task of unpacking. You’re busy trying to adapt to your new area. Utilizing self-storage is a cost-effective way to settle into your new home. It is also a convenient solution to the problem of little space.

At Mini U Storage, we are a self-storage facility that has so many different sizes and types of storage units for you to choose from. Whether you need to rent for the short-term or long-term, we have the right space for you. We know you’re super busy trying to do everything right, which is why we’ve simplified the rental process so you can do everything on your mobile device. Check out the rentals we have available and save money and space.