Pros & Cons of Moving on the Weekend

Moving guides - March 12, 2019

Moving on the weekend comes with many advantages and disadvantages. Most people who are relocating, especially for the first time, forget to inform themselves about these (dis)advantages. However, in order to have a smooth relocation, it is very important to weigh the pros and cons of the weekend move. Only then you’ll know whether this would be the right time for you to move. We want to help you with making this tough decision faster. Thus, we’ve created a list of pros and cons you’ll have to know about before you schedule your move. Keep reading and learn them all.

Pro: Moving on the weekend is more convenient

As you probably already know, moving is not an easy task. In order for everything to go according to plan, you’ll have to invest a lot of your time into organizing it. You’ll have to take care of a lot of different tasks, both small and big. You’ll have to find the right mover if you don’t want to move by yourself. Oh, and let’s not start talking about the importance of determining your budget for the relocation. Therefore, if you decide to relocate on the weekend, you’ll have plenty of time to organize the relocation. This is very useful for people who have children, work full-time or maybe have two jobs.

Black clock on an office desk.
Good time management skills are necessary for a smooth move.

Given the fact that you’ll have more time to organize your relocation, you’ll also have the opportunity to find a moving company that will be the best for your needs. This is a good thing, considering that there are a lot of average moving companies that can put your belongings in danger. Therefore, you should use your spare time to finding the right mover.  However, don’t forget to stick to your budget. Before hiring a moving company, get a free moving quote and find out whether you’ll be able to afford it!

These aren’t the only things that make the weekend move more convenient! If you decide to move on the weekend, you’ll be able to:

  • Get the necessary packing materials;
  • Have enough time to prepare your belongings for the movers;
  • Have enough time to prepare and protect your home;
  • And, there will be no rush hour in traffic when moving on the weekend.

Con: Weekend relocation is also more convenient for others

We’re sorry to inform you but you’re not the only one who wants to relocate during the weekend. To most people, weekends are the best time to relocate their homes. Because of this, weekends are a busy time for movers, so you’ll have to hire them in advance. If you don’t do it on time, there is a high chance that your reliable local movers NYC will already be hired by someone else. And one more thing to keep in mind- you’ll have to spend on your relocation more since this is the busy time for movers. However, if your budget allows you to spend more on your move, do it, but start planning it as soon as possible!

Pro: Your family and friends will be at home ready to help you

Whether you decide to hire movers or not, you’ll need help from the people you love if you want to relocate fast. And what’s good about relocating over the weekend is the fact that most of them will be free. Therefore, you’ll be able to get more help from them. Keep in mind that even the youngest can help you. They can sort things, label moving boxes, or spend time with your pets so they feel less anxious.

However, no matter how many friends will be there on your moving day, don’t overestimate your abilities! Don’t try to move heavy items without the proper moving equipment. This can put both you and your belongings in danger. Instead of moving heavy and expensive items such as a piano, get piano moving NYC services and make sure it will survive your relocation without getting damaged.

Two people fist bump.
In order to have the best relocation, you’ll need a friend to help you.

Con: Your children will be at home, too

If you’re moving on the weekend, keep in mind that your children will be at home. This might be a little challenging considering the fact that you’ll have to focus on your move, and on your kids, too. Don’t get us wrong, you can make the moving day fun for your whole family. But, if you have small children, your moving day will last longer and you’ll have to spend even more energy on it. Therefore, if you still want to move over the weekend, ask some of your friends or family members to look after them on your moving day. This way, you won’t have to worry about their safety and you’ll relocate fast.

A father, roller skating with his two daughters.
Find someone to entertain your children when you’re moving on the weekend.

Pro: You’ll start the new week in your new home

After the move, you’ll have to adjust to your home and neighborhood. This will be much easier for you if you start the week in your new home! Trust us, there’s nothing better than starting the week fresh and well rested. You’ll have the energy and will to explore the neighborhood, meet people, and learn more about some of the most popular NYC’s special events. If you decide to move over the weekdays, you won’t have the time nor the energy to do all this. We agree that there’s no need for rushing things, but exploring the neighborhood after the move is of the utmost importance.

When it comes to choosing whether you’ll be moving on the weekend or weekdays, we have to tell you that there is no right answer. You should decide to relocate on the part of the week that suits you most. The only thing that’s important is to have a successful and stress-free relocation. We hope that our guide has helped you. And we hope that you’ve had no problem deciding when is the best day for your upcoming relocation!

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