Spring is the season of fresh starts, and there’s no bigger change than moving to a new home. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving across the street, across town, or even to the other side of the country: it’s going to be a big, stressful change. If you can control your moving date, make the move now. Here are three reasons why it will make the move both easier and more pleasant.

1. Beat the summer rush.

A lot of people do their moving in the summer. Avoid peak university graduation times because that’s when a bunch of new renters and potential homeowners will be flooded the market with extra demand. Not only does that impact your options and rental prices, it makes it harder to find a schedule a moving service, too.

2. Mix your moving tasks into your spring cleaning.

Even if you don’t like cleaning and organizing, it’s hard to ignore the call of spring cleaning. Instead of having to go through everything twice, or trying to persuade yourself to put off spring cleaning until the move, handle it now. Get rid of everything you don’t want to bring in a box with you, and deep clean your old place. Box up your seasonal wardrobe and everything you won’t need for a month or two.

Doing it in advance makes your actual moving day a lot easier, and it means you’re more likely to get your deposit back because you have time to make your apartment look nice.

3. Don’t worry about the weather.

Avoid moving in bad weather. This doesn’t just mean when snow, ice storms, or rain is likely. You also want to avoid moving when the sun is beating down on you and the temperature is far too high. Spring puts you in a nice middle ground so you can move into your new home comfortably.

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