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What is the best time to move to a new home


We all know that moving is time-consuming and more expensive that we want it to be. It is also a very stressful time for everyone involved. Here, in U. Santini moving and storage we always strive to reduce the stress and cost  involved in moving.

One of the ways you can reduce the cost and stress of moving is choosing the “right time” for the move. Many times, it is hard for the person, or family moving to control the date of the move. New jobs might require that you tear your roots and move to another part of the country. A closing date on a new house or apartment might dictate the date of your move. Other factors might be the start of a new school year or a medical emergency of some sort. Barring these factors, you might have at least some control over the date, (and price ) of your move.

When Is The Best Time To Move to a New Home?

If your moving dates are relatively flexible, and you can stand living with your roommate or your parents for a little longer than it can be a good idea to time your move. The timing of your move should depend on two factors:

  • Do I prefer to have more options to choose from when I move to my new place?
  • Do I want to save money on my rental/purchase and on my move?
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Moving in the summer…

I want to have a lot of options:

Most Americans move between May and September, this has been traditionally the busy time of year in the real estate and moving industries. This has a lot to do with the academic year. In the spring, recent college graduates are moving out of their apartments near campus and younger kids are out of school on summer break, making moves easier on families. If you live in the Northeast part of the US with its freezing winters, then the weather is also an important factor in determining your moving date. It is much more convenient to move during the warmer months of the year.  All of these factors result in a dynamic rental market with more turnover during this time of the year as compared to most other months.

However, this season is high season for people looking to rent and the greater demand creates tighter market conditions for rental apartment and houses. This means that if you plan to move in this time of year you will encounter much fiercer competition for the property you are interested in. You will need to act more quickly and it will be harder for you to negotiate with the property owner and potential landlord.

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Winter time moving….

I want to save money:

If you’re looking to save money on moving costs and your monthly rent, you’ll want to look for apartments during the winter months. If you haven’t noticed, winter is cold….. People tend to stay at home and are not that keen on apartment hunting. So landlords who are looking to fill units will often be open to negotiating monthly rent amounts. The downside of apartment hunting during the winter is, of course, limited availability and the cold weather that we mentioned before…  .

My move-in date isn’t flexible:

If you don’t have that much choice in your moving date, you’re probably going to end up paying whatever is necessary to find a great apartment. However, you should use your knowledge of the seasonal nature of the real estate and moving industries to your advantage. For example, if you’re looking to move during the fall, Let the landlord know that you know that very soon, no one will be interested in renting the unit and he will have to wait till next summer before he gets a realistic chance of renting the place. If you have to move during the summer but aren’t a student, try to rent a place in a neighborhood that is further away from the school and is less popular with students. Your options might be more limited, but you will still save money.

Final word of advice:

Whichever time you choose for moving, consider the advantages of getting a professional moving company like U.Santini moving and storage to help you. Hiring professional movers, especially a trusted moving company like U.Santini moving and storage is a sure-fire way to have your move go smoothly and on budget. We have been in business more than eighty years and have moved tens of thousands of satisfied customers. If you think your move is complex and hard to execute, we probably did a similar one to it in the past. A trusted moving company like U.Santini moving and storage will save you money by providing excellent moving service at an affordable price and a professional attitude.

These guys are TRUE PROFESSIONALS! We've now moved with them twice (once in 2017 and then again this week) and we really can't say enough good things about them. Simi is incredibly easy to work with for scheduling and quotes, and the crews - John, Super Mario, and everyone - are just awesome. They're quick, incredibly careful and conscientious, and super friendly. If we ever move again (and god I hope we don't have to) we're absolutely calling them.

Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

At U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we've earned our reputation through honesty and transparency. We're here to address all your questions and provide peace of mind as you choose our moving services in Brooklyn.

What are your working hours?

We are open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM–5 PM, but feel free to contact us through our contact form anytime. We'll get back to you ASAP.

Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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