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Best Time to Book Your Move


There are better times than others to move. If you have a say in the matter, the spring and fall months are best times to move because they are quieter, not as busy and not as expensive. During the summer and over the holidays, when kids are off school, are busy times for families throughout Texas.

No matter which time of year you choose to move, partner with a trusted mover who can handle the rigors of your San Antonio move.

Saving Money

If your goal is to save money on your relocation, a late fall, winter or early spring move would be advised, says That’s when moving rates are at their lowest. Movers want to gain your business in the slow months, so they tend to lower their prices. You will save the most on winter moves.

Accommodating Kids

If you have school-age children, a summertime move would be best. This poses the least amount of disruption to your kids because they won’t have to be pulled out of school mid-year to make the transition. However, the weather is very hot in Texas in summer, as you know, which can pose a challenge when moving in all that heat.

Mild Weather

If you prefer to move when the weather is mild (not too hot or too cold), move during the fall or spring.

How Far in Advance to Hire Movers

You may wonder how far in advance you should research and book your mover. Many things will factor into your chosen mover’s availability, such as time of year, where you’re moving to and from, and whether it’s a busy or slow season.

If you are planning a summer move — May through September — you should book as far in advance as possible. This will give you a better selection of dates during a historically busy time of year.

It’s important to book early so both you and your moving company can carefully plan out and prep for your move. The more time you get to prepare, the less stress and chaos you will experience in the days leading up to the move. Overall, it’s important to be flexible. If you are unable to secure your preferred move date, follow these tips.

  • Ask your mover what their availability is. Ask for a range of dates, narrow down which would be better for you, and attempt to book that new date.
  • Avoid switching utilities, changing your address, or notifying work until you have secured a date that works for you and your movers. You don’t want any gaps in service if plans change.
  • For local moves, book at least a month in advance, two months if you’re looking at a summer move.
  • For long-distance moves, book two months out at least.
  • For international moves, ask your employer if they offer employee relocation assistance. These moves are much more complex due to the documentation, shipping logistics, and customs clearances and paperwork needed.
  • The more advance notice you can give your movers, the better.

Contact Texas Best Moving and Storage

Any time is the best time to move! When you’re ready, call Texas Best in San Antonio at 210-960-9825 for a free quote.