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When’s the best time to move house?

Want to break in your beach pad in time for summer, or make sure you’re settled in before winter rolls in? We’ve weighed up the pros and cons of moving house from season to season to make sure you’re ready to rock when moving day rolls around.

 

 

 

Spring

white picket fence

 

Pros

Movers wanting plenty of time to unpack and prepare ahead of the festive season will want to book a moving van hire between September and November, when rising temperatures bring family feasts and holiday fun to the front of mind. Equally an excellent time to capitalize on the spring cleaning spirit, the change in seasons affords movers with a prime opportunity to clear out old clutter before the big day.

Cons

While the warmer weather is a welcome relief from winter’s chill, springtime movers should be weary of wet conditions leading to possible water damage of unprotected items.

Best for:

Eager entertainers who want plenty of time to decorate their new digs before the holiday season.

 

Summer

unpacking boxes

 

Pros

A perfect time of year to snag boxing-day bargains on homewares, furniture, appliances and décor, budget-conscious movers can take advantage of December deals and deck out their new home with the season’s latest trends, while time-poor families will be able to capitalize on school holiday periods and the cleared schedules of their kids.

Cons

Although December and January are ideal moving months for families, singles and couples may want to pass on this peak season or risk coping with the congested roadways, crowded shopping centres and packed car parks that come with Christmas time.

Best for:

Families who want to make the most of school holidays while cashing in on seasonal sales.

 

Autumn

backyard garden

 

Pros

A sweet spot between winter and the sweltering heat of summer, you’ll have little worry in the way of weather when moving your belongings to a new abode in autumn. Spend summer soaking up the sunshine before making a fresh start in fall, when the mild weather will have you feeling more than ready to cosy up for the cooler months ahead.

Cons

Though more moderate conditions between March and May make it a prime time to relocate, sports fans who want to catch the start of the AFL and NRL premiership seasons may prefer to postpone their big move in favour of the big game.

Best for:

Beach bums and sun seekers who don’t want to spend summer setting up a new space.

 

Winter

moving a couch

 

Pros

For a hassle-free change of house, opt to uproot in winter – a relatively slow period when it comes to renting, buying and selling properties. Movers with no qualms about the cooler temperatures will be rewarded with out-of-peak period pricing on moving van hires and end of financial year sales on new home necessities – meaning major savings and a stress-free set up.

Cons

While the lack of public holidays in winter calls for fewer crowds, movers with limited access to leave may find themselves pressed for time.

Best for:

Frugal movers with flexible schedules who don’t mind rugging up for a bargain.

Picked the perfect time of year to take the plunge? No matter which season suits you best, get set to get settled and book a moving van hire at one of our nationwide branches today.

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