Gabrielle Sorto
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Moving can be a stressful time. There are a ton of things to coordinate, including when to move. Is it best do it on a weekday or a weekend? The best day of the week can be different for everyone depending on their schedule, but there are some days that will make for a faster, less expensive move.

Which day is the best day?

The best days to move are during the week. There are a lot of benefits to making your move during the week. One big reason is that there is less demand. This is a great way to save money if you can afford to take one day off of work during the week.

Thursday is likely the best day to move. You'll only need to take one or two days off from work. However, a downside of a mid-week move is that your friends and family may not be able to help out. Even if you're able to take the time off work, other people might not be as lucky.

The worst days of the week to move tend to be on the weekend. The most popular day is on Friday since you get a long weekend and only need to take one day off of work. Weekends are usually when people choose to make their move, so renting moving trucks and movers is usually more expensive.

What time is best?

Once you have your day secure, you should consider what time of day you want to make your move. The early morning is the best time since you or your movers can pack up the truck during rush hour and then hit the road after traffic has died down. You'll also be able to take advantage of more of the day and get your new place in order that much faster.

You also may want to consider the time of year you move. Even the best day of the week during a busy moving period could be difficult. The best time of year to move is in the winter between November and January. The downside is that this is also the busy holiday season, so it may not be ideal to fit in your schedule. However, since most people are so busy with holiday festivities, moving during this time is less busy, which means it will be cheaper for you.

Mid-month is also a better time than the beginning or end of the month. Most leases are made and therefore end at the beginning and end of the month, so more people are moving. You should check to see if you're able to push to your move to the middle of the month. Demand is lower at this time, so it will be the most affordable option.

In the end, the best day to move ultimately depends on your personal circumstances.



About The Author

Gabrielle Sorto

Gabrielle Sorto is an Atlanta-based freelance writer, whose work has appeared on CNN, Insider and Alloy. She loves traveling and the challenge of keeping her many houseplants alive. She can usually be found writing with an overpriced coffee in hand or with her dog, Rihanna, who is named after exactly who you think.