Moving into a new house can be an exciting yet stressful experience. It's important to plan ahead and choose the right day to move in order to make the process as smooth as possible. While most people tend to move on the weekends, midweek removals can be more cost-effective and less chaotic. Turns out, the best days to move are Monday to Thursday, even though Tuesdays are the least popular moving day.
There is much less demand for moves, so it's very easy to schedule the day of the move, and taking the day off to do so will be worth it in large measure. Real estate expert Phil Spencer says his best day to move is a Tuesday. The presenter of Location, Location, Location says that Tuesdays tend to be the quietest time for moving companies and other professionals, who can lower their prices to encourage people to move when they have less business. Traditionally, the best day to move house is Friday. This is because it prevents you from interrupting your work week and you'll have the weekend to unpack your things and get everything ready in your new home.
In Boston, for example, most apartment rentals start on September 1, making it the busiest moving day in the city. This is often the least popular time of the week to move, as it's hard to stick to typical work schedules. Saturday and Sunday may be the best for your schedule, but your best moving days are actually going to fall in the workweek. And something to keep in mind, since it's traditionally the best day to move house, it's also the busiest. If you're a buyer and don't have a property that you need to vacate for the sale to take place, moving for the weekend or a holiday is a good option. Moving on a Saturday or Sunday can increase your costs due to increased demand for removals and the limited number of weekends in a month (especially during peak moving season).
The advantage of moving on a Monday is that you have all weekend to prepare your luggage and have everything ready before the big day. If you still don't know what day to move to, there is an old superstition in Ireland that “Saturdays flutter, they spend little time sitting”, which means that you won't be there long if you move in on a Saturday, which can make you think you're superstitious. However, in order to make a weekend move, all the money must have been sent and received by the lawyer's office and the bank, which is just possible on working days. If you want to avoid the chaos of moving on the streets, I suggest you research the most popular moving days (or the start and end dates of the lease) in your own city. The best time to move is first thing in the morning, as you arrive between 8 and 10 in the morning, and you'll love enjoying the best temperatures before the scorching sun comes in at the end of day.