Spring is in the air: a gentle breeze is drifting through your windows, the leaves are budding, and it’s finally getting warmer. If you’re getting ready to relocate, you might think a summer move is your best bet for a fresh start. But did you know that the spring season is actually the best for moving?

It’s true! There are some great advantages to moving in the spring you won’t get in other seasons. Here are some of our tips to have the best spring move.

1. You’ll Beat Peak Moving Season (June to August)

Due to the spring real estate market and the end of the school year, summer is often the busiest moving season. This high demand for moving companies makes June to August our peak business months, which impacts our prices.

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Moving in the spring means you’ll get lower rates for a moving company. We also tend to have greater moving truck availability (as long as you book in advance). Learn more about your moving cost.

2. The Weather Will Be Milder and More Pleasant

Historically, March temperatures average around 8°C, and rise steadily throughout the rest of spring. Compared to the more extreme summer temperatures of 20°C or higher, spring weather is much milder and more pleasant for the moving process. You won’t have to deal with extreme heat or chilling temperatures—although in Canada, you can never be too sure!

As a bonus, the sunny skies, blooming flowers, and emerging greenery will make your home look all the more attractive for listing photos.

3. You’ll Have All Summer to Settle In

People tend to stay cooped up inside during the winter months. Summer, on the other hand, is a time for relaxing, family vacations, and getting out and about in your new neighbourhood.

With a spring move, you’ll have an entire summer to settle in. That means time to get to know your new neighbours, help your kids meet new friends who go to their new school, and really enjoy your new home in one of the nicest seasons. It’s the best time to get to know your new house, and maybe even host a BBQ once you get things organized.

Moving in the spring will give you an entire summer of uninterrupted family fun.

4. You Can Have a Garage Sale to Help Reduce Clutter

Nothing says spring cleaning like a garage or yard sale. The same goes for spring moving! It’s the perfect time to say goodbye to all the clutter you’ve been “saving” until the right moment.

While it’s hard to part with belongings sometimes, a garage sale is a fair weather activity that’s fun for the whole family. And whatever you don’t sell can be donated to local charities.

Your belongings will find a great new home, and you’ll make a little extra money that you can put towards your move, or to buying new items for your new home.

5. You’ll Get a Chance to do Some Spring Cleaning

Once you’ve decluttered your home, it’s a great idea to give it a spring clean before listing it. First impressions make a huge impact, so clutter and disorder is the last thing you want when the real estate photographer or potential buyers step through your doors.

Make your spring move as stress free as possible by getting your house looking its best. Start your cleaning from high to low, so you aren’t having to mop or sweep your floors over and over again. Save money on cleaning supplies by using homemade mixtures. Often water and vinegar, baking soda, or hydrogen peroxide will do the trick on most surfaces.

6. Get Your Kids Ready for a New School

If you have kids in school, it can be especially hard to start packing for a house move while dealing with homework and exams. A spring move can keep the disruption to a minimum, especially if you plan the move out day during spring break.

The transition to a new school will be easier, and the spring months, rather than towards the end of a year or semester, tend to be less stressful in terms of workload.

7. You Can Prepare for Rain

Spring temperatures might be a breath of fresh air after a long, cold Canadian winter, but it can have its own share of challenges. Most places will have quickly changing temperatures, and the possibility for rain and strong winds is always a factor.

Your best bet for a smooth moving day is to keep a close watch on the weather forecast. Professional moving companies have dealt with all sorts of weather, and will be able to prepare accordingly with plastic wrap or other supplies. We have a lot of experience moving in the rain, and we’ll properly protect your floors and belongings on the big day.

Plus, with warmer temperatures on the rise and snow melting away, it’s a good time to assess how your new home deals with a bit of extra moisture, both from the air and in the ground.

8. Be Aware of Allergies

Alas, with the gorgeous spring weather comes a higher pollen count, and that means itchy eyes, a runny nose, coughing, and sneezing. If you’re particularly susceptible to spring allergies, moving during the spring is still a good way to save on moving costs. Just be sure to keep your allergy medication handy and not packed away!

Keep an eye out for pollen getting tracked into your house or collecting on your furniture as well. During a move, the doors will be open for long periods of time, and movers won’t always be able to keep it off their shoes before entering the house.

Spring is the Best Season to Move If It Works for You

Spring is the best season to move if you’re ready to do it. No matter what season you decide to move, Cassidy’s will be here to help with as much or as little of the process as you want.

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