Spring is a popular time to move. The changing of the season offers a warm (but not too hot) sun with a gentle breeze. Spring is an advantageous time to move for many other reasons, too.
Moving during the spring season has many benefits a lot of people overlook because of how common it is to move during the summer. Because of the longer days and the increase in temperature, as well as cheaper prices for moving companies, it's becoming more common to moving during the spring.
1. Spring's mild weather is great for moving labor
The weather certainly makes the moving process a lot easier than trying to maneuver a moving truck in the snow or loading boxes in the sweltering heat. Moving includes a lot of manual labor, and high temperatures or inclement weather makes it difficult -- sometimes, dangerous. The mild weather conditions of spring definitely reduce the stress both physically and mentally during moving-related labor.
2. Spring is also a great time to move with kids
There are a lot of days off from school during the spring. Long weekends for holidays and an entire week for spring break enable children to make an easy transition to their new school without affecting their grades. It can be very difficult for any child to attend new classes and make new friends, but planning your move during spring break will help your child ease into their new school.
3. Spring is often one of the best seasons for selling a home
Many people like to buy a new home in the spring, so they are settled by the time the summer arrives. Because of this, you are more likely to sell your house quickly and for a great price than you would be during other seasons.
4. Moving prices are still low, because it's not summer
Many people choose to move during the spring because of the abundant availability of movers and moving supplies, which will only become harder to find once the peak summer moving season gets underway. That's why moving during the spring will save you money. Because there is less of a demand for movers, it will be much easier to find a company willing to work with you for a competitive price.
TIP: The end of the spring is closer to peak moving season, so try to schedule your move from the end of March through April to ensure that you get the lowest prices possible.
Health tips for moving in the spring
Spring goes hand-in-hand with pollen allergies. Many people suffer from asthma, sneezing, runny noses, coughing and itchy eyes. These symptoms can be troublesome and extremely irritating, making it difficult to focus on moving and physical labor.
The following suggestions can reduce your chances of being adversely affected by spring allergies and will allow you to handle your move with ease:
- Check the weather and pollen count. Allergies can be intense during the height of the pollen season. The pollen density tends to be higher in the early morning hours, so start your move in the early afternoon. Windy days are the worst for allergy sufferers, because pollen spreads easily. If there are high winds forecasted, take allergy medication ahead of time to alleviate the symptoms.
- Seal your boxes tightly to keep pollen out. Apply one or two layers of thick packing tape to any openings or creases where pollen may enter boxes. If you leave your windows open during the spring, pollen can easily blow in and cover the surfaces of your home in a light yellow/green dust. It may not be immediately visible to the naked eye, but it can be affecting your health.
- Dress appropriately for the weather.
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes
- Use eye drops to alleviate pollen discomfort during the move
- Wear light clothes that will not hinder your movement and allow you to move freely
- Always opt for sneakers or boots and never any open-toed shoes, as these can pose a hazard
- Layer your outfit so that you can shed as the temperature gets warmer throughout the day
- Shield your face from the sun with a hat
- Apply sunscreen to exposed areas of skin