It’s a common trope in all children’s tales. Kid has a BFF at school, kid moves away. Kid feels like he’s never going to find a friend ever again, develops severe FOMA and anxiety issues; kid moves into the new community and finds a new friend the first day. Even if the story has a happy ending, moving during the school year can be hard on kids as well as parents.
Because moving during the school break seems to be the path of least resistance, it is the path that most families choose. About 80% of all moves occur during the summer. However, as is true with most things, the more popular choice is the more expensive choice.
So, should you move during the school and suffer from parent guilt that you have irrevocably damaged your child’s future, or should you save a few bucks and put it in his college fund? But then we oversimplify things. Here are some of the pros of moving during school as compared to moving during school break.
Why Moving During the School Year is Better Than Moving During School Break
It’s cheaper. The peak season for moving usually begins in April and lasts through September. Coincidence? We don’t think so. Most families that are planning a move choose this time of year because school is not in session, which is easier on the children and doesn’t entail missing school. When the demand for moving is high, as it is during the school break, prices rise accordingly. The frugal mover will choose to move during the school year when prices are more affordable.
Weather Conditions. Moving during school break means moving during the summer, which can be, well, one hot mess. Fall and spring have the ideal weather conditions for moving, so you can beat the heat without taking extra precautions.
Movers Have More Availability: A good mover is hard to find, especially during peak season. According to thespruce.com, booking 12 weeks in advance is the rule of thumb if you want to find a quality mover during the summer. By moving off-season, you have a better chance of finding a reputable mover who will work according to your schedule at short notice.
Why Moving During School Break Is Better Than Moving During the School Year
The Kids. Moving is tough for kids and moving during the school year can be especially unnerving for parents as well as kids. Parents worry about their kids missing out on education; the kids worry about missing their friends. Plus, the amount of uncertainty and the interruption in the child’s daily life can be very overwhelming to deal with. Moving your child during school break is a good way to keep meltdowns to a minimum, and to keep your kid on track. For tips on supporting your child during a midyear move, see
More Housing Options
When the moving season is at its peak, so too are the housing options. Be prepared to be competitive, but if you want the house of your dreams, the summer it the time to find it. Consequently, summer is a good time for selling houses. With the housing market at its peak, your house could be hot property.
Good Time for Yard Sales
A yard sale in the winter? Now, what could go wrong with that? Not only is summer a good time for buying and selling houses, but its also a good time for buying and selling your old stuff. Garage sales in the summer are excellent ways of getting rid of your unwanted belongings and making some extra cash for the move.
Should I Move During the School Year or Wait?
Let’s face it, almost no one really holds it together during moving time, and it’s especially hard on kids. But Moving Squad can make it easier. No matter when you choose to move, trust us to support you and your family from beginning to end. From planning, to packing, to transport to storage, there is no aspect of the moving process that we can’t handle.
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Moving Squad doesn’t just specialize in moving, we specialize in moving south Florida. We know the shortcuts around town, and we know the unique challenges that South Florida relocation brings: homeowner’s association fees, building restrictions and strict moving requirements among them.
If you don’t want to deal with those hassles, our movers will deal with them for you. Count on our reliable movers to work it out with building management and get you into your new residence with the royal treatment you deserve.
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Not only are we a South Florida company, but we’re a full-service South Florida moving company. That means we stick with our customers from beginning to end. From planning to packing to transport to storage, there is no aspect of your move we can’t handle. Count on our personal account managers to draw up a moving plan customized to your needs and budget. Count on our experienced movers to deliver the quality service we built our reputation on.
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When you work with us, honesty is our most important policy. We design our free, transparent rate quotes, so our customers can approve of their expenses before signing a contract. Just let us know your budget and we’ll give you a ballpark price. For a more accurate quote, download our free moving app, which will allow you to take videos and provide us with specific instructions regarding your belongings.
Whether you’re moving during the school year or moving during school break, you’ll always have a happy ending to your story with Moving Squad. No matter what the season, trust us to give you the lowest rate and live up to the highest standards. We’re also really good with children, so you can count on us for some extra cheer. Request our free rate quote today, and we’ll get you and your family on the road to a new beginning.