The Best Time to Move

Moving is a stressful time. There is a lot on your to-do list, like packing and choosing a moving company, and deciding on the date of your move is probably a low priority. However, picking the right time to move can smooth out the process and save you money. Middel Realty has homes available to rent at any time of year, and we are dedicated to providing you with a great rental experience. Keep reading to plan your next move and browse our listings today to find your next home!

The Right Time of Day: Early Morning

Moving companies and advice columnists alike will tell you to start your move in the early morning if you can. The moving company will likely want to arrive between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., but even if you are moving on your own, consider the benefits of starting early. If you are moving in the summer, like most Americans, you’ll be able to move your belongings from one location to another in cooler morning temperatures. You’ll also be able to use the afternoon to unpack and organize once you reach your new home. So pour yourself some coffee into a travel mug or whatever cups you haven’t packed yet, and get ready to tackle the day!

The Right Time of Week: Weekdays

Most people move on weekends. It’s convenient, since you won’t have to take time away from work or school, but it also means that professional movers and truck rentals will be in high demand. Schedule your move for a weekday if you can and take the day off to handle everything. The rates for a truck or moving team are likely to be cheaper and you’ll have the full weekend to set up your new home just the way you want it.

The Right Time of Month: Mid-Month

Most leases begin and end at the start of the month, which makes it another period of time to avoid if possible. You may not be able to choose when you start your new lease, but moving will be easier and likely cheaper if you can negotiate your move-in date. The first of the month is the absolute busiest time for moving companies. Avoid the chaos and strict timeline that comes with high demand and aim for a mid-month move. Your landlord will likely be able to prorate your rent for that month and let you start your lease on the first day of the next month.

Moving can be high-stress and there are a lot of decisions to make. Choosing the perfect moving date can save you from some of that stress and help you save money, but in the end, it depends on your situation. If you are excited to move, but you have the money and the time to wait and make a plan, there are real benefits. If you are desperate to leave a poorly maintained property or you are still living with your parents, it might be better to move sooner rather than later, regardless of what time that may be. You should make the choice that works best for you.

If you are looking to rent a house in Fort Collins, Middel Realty is here to help. We have been participants in the local real estate market for more than 40 years and we have a name for ourselves with high-quality, single-family rental homes and exceptional customer service. We have move-in ready rental homes at any time of year and we would be happy to answer any questions you have. Explore our current rental listings and contact us today for more information! We look forward to helping you find your new home.