Whether you are moving home into rented accommodation of a property you are purchasing, is there a particularly good time of year to move?
Unfortunately the short answer is that there is never really a perfect time of year to move house, it really is very dependent on your needs, situation and circumstances.
However, as you are aware, there are steps to make the move as easy and flawless as possible, having the right estate agents, solicitors and removal companies can really help.
Here is our guide to the potential times of year you might consider moving.
Very often people start the New Year wishing they could move home, and it helps start the year off with a new start. But is January a good time of year to move?
The logistics of moving in January mean that November/December will be spent sorting out everything for the move, that means you need to be super organised and potentially spend Christmas with everything boxed up around you or a house full of cardboard boxes and bubble wrap waiting to pack everything!
You also need to consider the weather conditions, whilst England never has overly treacherous conditions, we do occasionally get ice or snow and this may cause problems for removal vans.
Spring and Autumn
For many people moving in spring or autumn seems to bring the least amount of adverse inferences to the general craziness that surrounds moving. There are minimal disruptions to the working weeks, with only a splattering of public holidays, and weather wise it is pretty standard here in the UK so it may make moving slightly easier.
If you do have children you can work around the two half terms, and either move prior to, during or after, depending on your circumstances.
The number one consideration when moving in the summer is that children are off school. There are two ways to look at moving in the summer if you do have children. Firstly it could be a bonus, more hands on deck to help pack, and routines will not be disrupted, however it can be viewed as a negative as we all know moving house is hard enough without little ones running around, trying to entertain them if they are bored and needing to keep an eye on them with doors being open etc.
It could make the situation a lot more chaotic; it really depends on your children, their ages and how they will handle the situation.
The idea of moving just before Christmas and waking up on Christmas morning in your dream home does sound rather idyllic, however sometimes things just don’t go to plan. If everything works like clockwork you would be able to enjoy all of those Christmas parties and celebrations in your new home, you just need to weigh up the risks associated with moving deadlines, and whether there is added stress or pressure over the Christmas period.
Christmas is extremely stressful for many, what with the holidays, rushing around to buy presents, and lots of parties and engagements to attend, so you need to assess whether moving over this period is for you. Will you still be able to pack up and move during this period, and what arrangements will you have in place if there are any delays.
For more information on when might be the best time to move home for you, why not contact us here at Oscar and Hunt, and we will happily chat through your options.