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How to Choose The Best Time For Your Move

Choosing when to schedule your move is an important aspect of any relocation. Here are some of the easiest and best tips from our Calgary residential movers on how to select the right moving time. 

Moving to a new home is exciting. You’re beginning a new adventure and putting down roots in a new place. However, without the proper planning, a relocation can be stressful and tiring.  That’s why you should remember to:

  • hire professional residential movers.
  • start packing early.
  • insure any items that are expensive, fragile, or susceptible to damage.
  • draw up a floor plan of your new place so your movers know where to put everything.

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How to Choose The Best Season to Move

Whether you are moving locally or across the country, choosing the right time of year to do so can make the process easier. Before you mark the big day on your calendar, use these three factors to determine which time of year best meets your needs.


When you’re moving, it’s important to remember that the peak season for any residential movers is from May to September. Moves are typically more expensive at this time, with pricing based on:

  • How much weight is being hauled
  • Storage requirements
  • Distance traveled
  • Number of movers required to best get the job done

You can save money on your trip by choosing to move in the fall or winter. During these seasons, moving companies don’t have as much business so you may be able to get a more competitive rate.



Although summertime is peak season, if you have children, then this is typically the best time to move. This is because your young ones will be out of school and they’ll have some time to adjust to their new home without stressing about schoolwork.

Another factor to consider is that it gets darker earlier during the winter time, so a 1-day summer move can turn into a 2-day winter move.

Bonus Moving Tip: When choosing the best date to hire movers, pick one closer to the middle of the month. Because most people prefer to move in the first and last week of the month, picking a date in the middle will virtually guarantee you a spot on the moving company’s calendar.

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Most people forget to think about what types of items they are moving when they decide to relocate. However, it’s important to understand that some items can only withstand certain types of weather. For example:

  • Antiques and glass typically do much better in the warmer spring and summer weather
  • Candles and liquids are much more suited for a winter move

When deciding to move, take some time to think about what items you are relocating and how valuable they are to you. You don’t want to ruin a prized possession because it couldn’t withstand the weather conditions.

Other Considerations To Make Before Choosing Your Moving Date

Before deciding when it’s best to hire your residential movers, here are three other factors that you should take into consideration:

  • Best time of day to move is in the morning, when you are full of energy. Also the earlier you start, the more time you’ll have to unpack and organize your belongings in your new home.
  • Best day to move is a weekday. There is a higher demand for movers on Friday through to Sunday, so if you can afford to miss a workday, try to schedule your relocation on a Monday through to Thursday.
  • Best time of year to move is September to April. The demand is slower during this time, so your rate will be more competitive.


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