The 5 Perks of a Springtime Move  

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes mild weather, and the urge to spring clean! Though we have great weather most of the year here in Tampa, if moving to a new state is on your list of spring to-do’s you couldn’t pick a better time to move!   

Ready to make a move? Learn 5 reasons why to plan for a springtime move from our pros at Florida’s Best Moving.  

Spring Cleaning & Decluttering 

Preparing for a move during the spring months allows you to declutter and spring clean all at once. You can catch up on those home-value-boosting tasks that you may have put off in the cooler months, such as touching up exterior paint, repairing fencing, or deep cleaning your entire house.  

Spring cleaning efforts will enhance your curb appeal and help your house sell if it hasn’t already.  

Don’t let those New Year’s decluttering resolutions go to waste! Spring is a great time to declutter and downsize your possessions, especially if you are planning a move.  

Temperate Weather 

Though we don’t get snow and ice like other states, if you are planning a move to a new state where it does snow, waiting until spring is a wise move. Further, in summer, high temperatures can limit the working house in the day, with the added risks of dehydration or heat exhaustion.  

Compared to other seasons, spring tends to be more temperate overall. But don’t forget the age-old saying, “Spring showers bring May flowers.” As long as you keep an eye on the forecast to avoid spring showers, spring offers stress-free moves without the challenges of extreme or inclement weather.  

Be Prepared> What If it Rains on Moving Day?  

Optimal Housing Market  

Though we know the housing market has been volatile the last few years, if you own a home, spring is generally the ideal time to sell. Many people are beginning to prepare for summer moves, so it is a great time to put your house on the market and search for your new home.  

For renters, spring is also an ideal time to move as these months are usually slower for property managers. With fewer leases coming in during the spring months, you are more likely to find a place to rent that offers a move-in special. 

Moving to a New City > Rent or Buy?  

Moving During Off-Season 

As you likely already know, summertime is one of the most hectic times of the year for moving companies. May through August are generally our busiest times of the year due to reliable weather and no school if you have children. It’s a great combo! 

Scheduling an off-season move offers cheaper pricing and more flexible moving dates. 

Keep in mind, since the end of spring is closer to peak moving season, try to schedule your move towards the end of March to mid-April to ensure the most flexibility with price and moving dates.  

More Flexibility  

If you have children, you may assume that summer vacation is the best time to move, after all your kids will be around to help pack, and they won’t have to miss school. Right? Well, in many cases, it is easier to make a move while your kids are at school as you won’t have to keep an eye on them during the busy moving day.  

If you don’t want to disrupt your child’s school routine, consider moving during spring break or a long weekend rather than during summer vacation. This allows you to take advantage of less expensive moving expenses without infringing on your summer.  

Summer Vacation  

Whether you spend your summer months camping, dozing by the pool, or traveling, moving during the summer months can be quite stressful and make you feel as though you didn’t get to enjoy the best months of the year.  

When you decide to move during the off-season, you have time to settle into your new home before summer begins.  

Bonus: Health Tips for a Spring Move  

While a springtime move is great in many ways, we can’t forget about pollen! Allergies, runny noses, and itchy eyes can make it difficult to focus on the physical aspects of moving. Here are some quick tips to handle your move with ease: 

  • Check the weather and pollen count; Pollen density is usually higher in the morning hours, so start your move later in the day if you can. Windy days can be the worst for pollen allergy sufferers, so if high winds are forecasted, take allergy medication ahead of time to help control symptoms.  
  • Dress appropriately for the weather and opt for lighter layers that don’t hinder movement. Don’t forget the sunscreen!  

Spring into Action with Florida’s Best 

Whether you are planning a local or long-distance move this spring, Florida’s Best Moving is ready to help rain or shine! Take advantage of longer days, mild weather, and less demand, and start planning your move with our team at Florida’s Best Moving!  

Fill out the quote below or call us at 813-485-6580 to request an in-home quote today!