Benefits of Moving in the Winter

Moving is a stressful time, and if you're doing it in the summer or spring, you can only expect more stress. Winter is typically a slower season for moving companies and movers. This means that they'll be able to give your move special attention with fewer competing clients on their schedule. Plus, if you're moving near New Year's Eve or into February (which are slow months for movers), there might be even more opportunities available! This is why Top Dog recommends moving in the winter.

You may spend less on the move

Moving in the winter may be less expensive for you. Reduced traffic means reduced demand for moving companies. During peak season, moving companies are often overbooked, which can lead to higher costs for customers. This can encourage them to offer lower rates during off-peak months as a way of attracting more business (and keeping their employees employed). Lower demand also means that fuel prices will be lower, meaning fuel consumption by your moving company will also be lower. Equipment rental prices are typically lowest during non-peak seasons as well; if there are no other moves happening at the time, they may be willing to give you a discount.

The holidays are a good time for a new start in a new home

If you're thinking about moving in the winter, here are some reasons why it's actually a great idea:

  • New Year's Resolutions - January is when many people decide they need to make changes in their lives. The holiday season may have left you feeling drained and overwhelmed by all that happened during the year, so starting over with your own space can be an inspiring way to take control of your life again.
  • Fresh Start - Moving also gives us an opportunity for fresh starts because we get rid of old furniture and decor that doesn't fit into our new homes' style or theme (or maybe just needs replacing). This is one thing I love about moving—the chance to completely redecorate my home!
  • New Beginnings - A fresh start has been proven time after time as being essential for happiness at work and even in relationships; so why not apply it just as easily when talking about moving?


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Moving in the winter can be easier and cheaper than moving in the spring or summer

In the winter, you can save money, time and energy by moving. It's a lot easier to move in the winter because you don't have to worry about all of those pesky little insects that would otherwise be swarming around your house. If you're worried about getting a move-related injury from lifting heavy boxes or other objects in the rain of springtime or summer months, then it's definitely an advantage for you and your family if your move takes place during these months!

Although some people think that moving is just too much work regardless of whether it's done in cold weather or warm temperatures (and I've heard plenty of stories from friends who have moved out in subzero temperatures), there are many reasons why moving this time of year makes sense.


If you’re looking for a reason to move, we hope our input helps. Moving can be stressful and expensive, but if you go into it with the right frame of mind and plan ahead, it can also be a rewarding experience. And remember: all you need is a good pair of gloves!