As the good book says, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Were I to offer a “furniture moving” twist to this famous passage, I might include this verse: “a time to move and a time to stay planted.”
It’s a well-known fact that most movers and storage companies, including moving companies in California, are extra busy in the summer—and not so busy during the winter. To this point: Atlas moving agents, like Ernie’s Van & Storage, handle almost twice as many interstate moves in July as they do in February.
There’s a very good reason for this. It’s called school! Most families would rather move between the end of one school year and the start of another than to yank little Johnny or Susie out of class mid-term. So, May through September is known as the moving season.
I’m not complaining—summer gives us movers the chance to make the proverbial “hay while the sun shines.” In any case, here’s a tip for you.
If you have the flexibility to move sometime other than summer, you stand to realize seasonal benefits. We movers are not as busy during the “off season.” so we are better able to command the necessary resources. Translation: you can expect swifter and more responsive service. The cost of moving, too, moves in relationship to supply and demand. When demand is high, as it is during the summer, service carries a premium.
If you find you have no other choice but to move during the summer, try to schedule your move in May or after Labor Day. As soon as you know you are going to move, let your movers know so you can avoid undue delays. Also, you may gain a service advantage if you schedule your movers during the weekdays rather than for the weekend.
Atlas Van Lines created a pretty neat poster graphic that describes the pros and cons of moving from a seasonal perspective—here’s the link: https://www.atlasvanlines.com/Infographics/seasonality-of-moving
Regardless of the season, we help every one of our customers move as efficiently and affordably as they can.
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