Did you know that a recent study found that nearly 24 percent of adults reported moving within the last five years – that’s nearly a quarter of the entire adult population. What’s ironic about that statistic is that people loathe moving. It’s grueling – it’s stressful – it’s brutal and typically after you’ve moved, you pledge you’ll never move again. But the reality is, on average, an adult will live in more than 11 different dwellings during their lifespan.
One of the most nerve-wracking responsibilities of moving is “when should we move?”. Sometimes we don’t have a choice, but most of the time it is up to you what day you want the moving company to arrive. So, the real difficulty becomes “What’s the best day of the week to move?”Some say that a weekday offers the best bang for your buck. Others insist that the ease of the weekend can’t be beaten. But it’s not really that cut and dry. When determining what day of the week to move, there are a few main factors to consider. Here are a few pros to moving on a weekday:
Reasons to Move on a Weekday
You’re likely to find superior moving rates during the week. You may even find that the savings you get moving during the week will counterbalance costs connected with losing a day of work.
Additional Money for Moving-Related Costs
A lot of people apply the money saved towards the moving company handling some of their packing. Moving is even less stressful when you don’t have to deal with the hassle of boxes and bubble wrap. When you use a professional packing service you ensure that your belonging is safely packed and labeled.
Have kids? If moving during the school year, a weekday move will give added freedom to get things moved while the kids are at school. Dependent on which day you choose – and how many days you take off from work – a weekday move can also allow you more time to get unpacked and organized before returning to work.
Quick Access to Utilities
When moving, most plan the utilities to begin ahead of time. But if you arrive at your new home and find that your gas or electricity isn’t operational, it is probable that you will have a simpler time contacting the utility company and having the concern solved swiftly since you will be calling during regular business hours.