Moving during the week versus the weekend

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lets face it, people want to save as much money as they can when it comes to moving so what time is the best time to move- during the week or the weekend?

Weekday versus Weekend

Weekend advantages and disadvantages:
During the weekend is usually when most people are off of work and have some free time. This is usually when moving companies are the busiest which can make prices or minimums go up.

Keep in mind that if you are moving to and from a location that has stairs or elevators during the weekend it may take longer for your movers to move you. This is due to the fact that more people are likely to be out so the more foot traffic = harder for movers to use stairs and elevators which will make your move slower.

Weekends are usually booked faster due to the convenience of most people's schedules. Weekend moving is a nice way to get into your new home and then have the next day to unwind and unpack. You also wouldn't have to take time off work! It really depends on your own schedule and time to see if weekend moving is best for you.

Weekday advantages and disadvantages:
If you are able to make time to move during the week you have a few advantages by your side.

One of the biggest advantages is TIME! A lot of moving companies are slower during the middle of the month during the week so this might mean lower hourly rates, or lower minimums. This is a great advantage for you if you're trying to cut cost.

Another perk is flexibility. You won't have to scramble trying to compete for a weekend move date.

Although there are some nice incentives to move during the week, there are a couple disadvantages.

Not everyone has the ability to take off time during the week from work. Also, even if you do get a day to do your move, you may have to go into work the next day and that's not enough time to be able to unpack and settle into your new residence.

Here are some tips and things to remember before you book your weekday or weekend move: 

  • Let your moving company know right away if you have stairs or elevators at your location.
  • If you can reserve an elevator, do so for your movers! It will be quicker and more efficient for them which makes your move faster and your cost to go down!
  • Ask your potential mover about minimums on weekday and weekends to see which fits best for you and your budget. 
  • Organize and plan ahead of time! The more organized and ready you are, the faster your move will be. This will cut down on hours the movers will be using and will cut down greatly on cost! 
  • Be prepared! After organizing and planning, make sure you follow through and have everything ready. Pack anything loose into packing grade boxes. The more that is packed away, the fast your movers can get them into the truck!
In order to find out what time is best for you, get a quote from your mover. Quotes should be free and it's a helpful way to figure out what your cost may look like. 

To get a quote from Reliable Delivery, go to: Reliable Delivery LLC, click the orange "Request a Quote" button, fill out the form, and send it in! We will get you your estimate with pricing and availability ASAP.