Why Summer Is the Ideal Season to Make Your Long-Distance Move

For many families, a long-distance move is the start of an exciting new chapter in life. Moving to a new city often comes with many benefits and opportunities: new jobs, new friends, and new regional delicacies are just some of what awaits those who move long-distance. Of course, long-distance moves are also associated with many challenges to ensure success. Many people think of moving as a stressful time, and it can certainly be one if you don’t have the right moving supplies and aspects of planning are overlooked. A long-distance move is a major project, and taking the steps to properly plan it can make all the difference when you finally start packing.

Like most people planning a move from New Jersey or Pennsylvania to a new state, you might be wondering “what can I do to make sure everything goes well?” There are a few different ways you can proactively set your move up for success. There are different reasons to choose different seasons. Depending on your work or family obligations you may not have a choice of when to move. If you are able to choose, doing it during the summer has many advantages. 

Better Weather  

When you’re moving, you and your moving team typically have to operate on a pretty tight schedule. This is necessary to mitigate the overall cost of the trip and help get you and your family settled in your new home sooner rather than later. Delays due to weather can hold up the project and cost you time and money. If you plan your move for the summer, when the weather is mild, you will be less likely to encounter frustrating weather delays. 

Longer Daylight Hours

Summer also has the longest days of any season, which will give you and your team more time to work or travel. If you hate driving at night, moving in the summer means you’ll have a longer stretch of daylight while you’re on the road.

More Free Time 

If you are planning a long-distance move with children, there are a lot more considerations that need to be made. Moving to a new school in a new city can be exciting and daunting for a school-age child, and doing it in the middle of the school year can make it even tougher to adjust both socially and academically. It can also lead you to rush the move to keep the kids from missing important class time. Moving during the summer gives you and your family a time cushion to adjust to your new home before the kids start school, and eliminates the need to race against the clock to get them back to class.  

Moving to a new city can be a challenge, but it can also be the beginning of an amazing new chapter in your life. With the help of an experienced moving team, an otherwise difficult endeavor can be made easier. To learn more about our long-distance moving services and how we can help with your move, contact us today.