Are you flexible with your moving date? This article will help you make an educated decision on when to move – on a weekend or on a weekday. When you are moving locally or long distance with Sparta Movers, your experience will be great no matter what day of the week you choose. On the other hand, each option comes with its pros and cons.
1. DON’T HAVE TO TAKE DAY OFF WORK
If you choose to move on the weekend, you don’t have to take a day off work (if you are one of most people who work Monday to Friday). This can be helpful with the costs associated with changing homes! One less day off of work means more money in your pocket to help with your new transition.
2. LESS TRAFFIC
There will be considerably less traffic on the roads on the weekend. You will less likely have to deal with traffic delays which will save you time and money. No one likes rush hour, especially in the middle of moving which can be stressful enough as it is!
3. FRIENDS AVAILABLE TO HELP
Your friends and family will likely be off work as well on the weekend. Invite them to come help with numerous tasks that arise on the moving day, including but not limited to looking after kids and pets, packing, loading, unloading, unpacking, cleaning up, etc. SPARTA MOVERS also provide packing, cleaning and other services, should you decide to involve professionals.
4. STORAGE FACILITIES CLOSE EARLIER
The time that your chosen storage facility is open is something to consider. If your move is scheduled in the afternoon and you are moving to a storage facility, make sure to do all the paperwork and get a key to your storage unit in advance. Most storage facilities offer after hours access provided you have a key. SPARTA MOVERS also provide storage services at numerous locations throughout Greater Calgary. All facilities are gated, alarmed, secure, climate-controlled and with 24/7 video surveillance
1. HAVE TO BOOK WELL IN ADVANCE
Movers are very active on the weekends and get booked up quickly. You want to book movers at least 3-4 weeks in advance if you are going to choose to move on a weekend.
2. YOU DON’T GET A BREATHER
Downtime and decompression are needed to stay healthy. A weekend move can mean you’re sacrificing all of your relaxation time. Try to find ways to take breaks throughout the move. You do not want the stress to stick with you throughout the following week because you did not give yourself time to rest.
1. EASIER SCHEDULING
Since everyone else is planning a weekend move, weekdays tend to have more availability. It is much easier to find movers especially when booking a last-minute move
2. SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE READILY AVAILABLE
On the weekend you may need a last minute service or piece of equipment that’s not available until Monday. This is generally not a problem if you move on a weekday. There is less demand for service providers on the weekdays and businesses are more likely to be open!
3. SPLIT THE MOVE BETWEEN TWO DAYS
You can reduce your work downtime by getting movers to load everything in the evening (after 5pm) and unload at your new place first thing the following morning. This way you will likely be done before noon, thus taking only half of a day off work instead of full day should you chose to do everything on the same day.
4. LOWER RATES
Since weekdays are less busy, SPARTA MOVERS offers service discounts to incentivize customers to move during the week. Expect your weekday move to be around 10% cheaper compared to making a weekend move.
1. YOU HAVE TO WORK AROUND WORK
Even if you’re a freelancer who works from home, your clients probably have a 9-to-5 schedule and might keep you busy. The move may also interact with work meetings or project deadlines.
2. HEAVY TRAFFIC
City roads tend to be a lot busier on a weekday, especially early mornings and in late afternoons, coinciding with people commuting to and from work. Your typical city traffic rush hours are 7-9am and 4-7pm. Try to avoid roads during those hours if you want to reduce the time associated with your move.
No matter when you decide to move – on a weekend or on a weekday, you will get a great experience when moving with Sparta Movers!
Experience all of the pros of working with a company that puts customer service first. Sparta Movers is available for either weekday and weekend moves, locally or long distance in Alberta.
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