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When is the ideal time to move house? We all know that moving house can be a stressful experience, but is there a time of year that is better to pack up than others? Well here are some key factors that you might want to consider before making this decision:


1. When are removal companies at their busiest?

Usually the best time for scheduling a move is either in the spring or autumn, when removal companies are not so busy or charging their highest rates. We would also suggest avoiding weekends and the summer if you can help it.

2. What about the kids?

If you are moving house with children, then it is always a good idea to work around the school calendar to avoid academic disruption. Early in the summer holidays would be the perfect time, as kids have finished one school year and can begin the next with a fresh start. It is important to recognise that your children may find moving house more difficult than you might suspect, however.

3. Is it too close to Christmas?

If you can avoid moving around the Christmas and New Year period, then please do. Christmas is already a stressful time, what with trying to finish your Christmas shopping, and you really do not want to add packing up your house to the agenda. Also those holidays are such a family-orientated time of year; you really want to give your family enough time to settle in to their new home before bringing in the festivities.

4. Will weather be an issue?

You may not have considered this when deciding to move house, but it is definitely something you need to take into account. Living in Bonnie Scotland, we all know that the weather can be somewhat problematic, and common sense indicates that winter probably does not provide the best moving conditions. For instance, travel could be an issue for both your family and the removals company, with icy/snowy roads delaying the process. And your belongings can become damaged if goods have to be kept overnight in the removals van under freezing conditions.

Whatever time of year you decide to move house, why not give us a call on 0800 073 6683 for a free quote?

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