Plan a Summer Move In The Winter & Save Money

Jan 30, 2022 | Moving Tips

Plan a Summer Move In The Winter & Save Money

Are you among the thousands of Americans currently planning an upcoming move? Forbes predicts another hot year in 2022, with improved housing inventory and steady demand.

In this sellers’ market, it can pay off to plan ahead – settling all the details for your summer move well in advance this winter. Not only will this tactic save money, but it will also help you enjoy a smooth, easy transition into your new home.

Read on to learn why you’d be wise to manage your move’s logistics with plenty of time to spare, and take in a few hot tips on avoiding peak moving season. 

Planning a Summer Move Now

Before making your moving plans, consider this: according to the experts at Investopedia, the real estate market peaks during the summer months. This means that you’ll be competing with more homebuyers and renters between April and September, all with one thing in mind – planning and executing a cheap move.

Rather than fighting the rush, you can start planning half a year ahead during the winter, reserving your chosen company’s services before seasonal shortages start to hit. This strategy can also help you lock in lower rates, as prices will only rise as the busiest months approach.

Get Organized Ahead of Time

Planning your summer move multiple months ahead will also give you plenty of time to sort through your things, pack, and put items that won’t be coming along in a personal storage unit. Because most movers charge by volume, you can save a bundle by sending these items straight to storage rather than paying to move them twice.

As you’re downsizing and decluttering, you can also donate items to charity, potentially helping you save on taxes. And, depending on exactly when your summer move takes place, you might already have that higher return in hand, helping offset your costs or even fix your new place up.

Rent or Sell Your Current Residence Faster

The rental and real estate markets don’t only heat up for buyers during the summer – they gain momentum for sellers, too. Whether you’re listing a house for sale or renting to new tenants, you’ll fill the space faster during the summer months.

Advertising now will give you plenty of time to find the perfect client and avoid the winter blues, with your property sitting vacant for weeks or even months. 

Save Money With a Summer Move

Now that you know about the importance of planning a move well ahead of time and how to save money by skipping peak season, you’re ready to start planning. But don’t wait too long. Summer will be here before you know it!

Contact Charles Moving And Storage or call (908) 687-8898 today. Our helpful team is standing by to answer any questions you might have and start the process of getting you a free pre-move quote. We have decades of experience in the moving and storage industry, and we’re happy to help! 

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