If you’ve started any planning for an upcoming move, you’ve probably learned that the peak season usually lies between May and September. For starters, the weather is much more favorable and more predictable throughout this time of the year. Furthermore, this time of year coincides with kids being out of school for the year, which will make transitioning to a new area much easier.

That said, there are some advantages to relocating during the offseason instead. That’s what we’re going to talk about here. That way, you can start planning your move with all the facts on your side. Let’s dive in.

Flexibility with Your Moving Schedule

Since less people move during this time of year, you’re not going to run into as many issues when it comes to finding a moving company and scheduling the actual move. You can also expect faster delivery times since there will be fewer stops to make with shared delivery trucks. Just be sure to keep an eye on the weather!

Save Money

Moving outside of the peak season can actually help you save money. For starters, some companies will offer promotions and discounts since this is a slow time of year for them. Moreover, you can also potentially save on your new home purchase due to the slowdown in real estate sales during the winter months. 

The Downside of Moving During the Offseason

There’s a peak moving season for a reason, which means relocating outside that window comes with its downfalls as well. As we said before, wintertime sees some of the lowest real estate costs. While this can be a good thing when you’re buying, it will also impact the sale of your existing home. The other main factor is inclement weather. This can cause a wide range of issues, including…

  • Mud and extra debris into your home.
  • Dangerous road conditions.
  • Disruptions of holiday gatherings.
  • Additional work to set up utilities. 

Get in Touch with Our Portland/Bend Movers to Start Planning Your Move Today

Are you ready to start planning your move? Our Portland/Bend long-distance movers at Prestige Moving & Storage are here to help. With over 60 years of moving experience under our belt, we know how to make every step of your relocation a breeze. Our top-rated services include… 

  • Free Moving Estimates
  • Packing & Unpacking Services
  • Custom Crating and Fragile-Only Options
  • Thorough Clean Up and Debris Removal
  • Comprehensive Storage Options
  • Flexible Financing Plans
  • Trained and Certified Staff Members
  • High-Quality Packing Supplies
  • Padding for Furniture and Doorways
  • Reliable Vehicle Shipping Solutions
  • Online Shipment Tracking Services

…and more! 

Call our residential movers in the Portland and Bend areas to learn more about our services or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation right away.