How to Pick the Right Moving Date

Are you set to move to a new home? You’re probably worrying about the different aspects of this big change. The packing and unpacking, the expenses and your finances, the logistics of the move, the settling in the new place — these are just some of the major concerns that are likely to occupy your thoughts.

One of the often overlooked details is the moving date. Naturally, you have to choose a date, but not many people bother being truly strategic about it. This is a mistake.

No big move is completely hassle-free, but if you make a series of right choices, including the right moving date, then the process will be more efficient — and the experience, so much less stressful.

Factors to Consider

There are different considerations that should influence your choice of moving date. What are these?

1.Renting or Buying

It’s simpler to pinpoint a good moving date if you’re renting, as you are governed by your rental agreement or contract. It would indicate the starting date, which should accordingly guide you.

These are some of the aspects that should be looked into to determine a date that would work for all parties involved.

  • Your current contract will indicate how much notice you’re supposed to give before moving out.
  • Your new contract, on the other hand, will state your starting date, dictating the waiting time, if any.

There are even more considerations if you’re buying:

  • The settlement date and terms of agreement between you and the former homeowner will guide you regarding your moving date. It might take a while if you agree to let them stay in the house until they’ve acquired or prepared their new home.
  • You, in turn, may also need time to prepare your new home prior to occupancy.
  • For newly built homes, you may have to wait until all the services – utilities, phone, Internet, security, etc. – have been set up.


If your move is job-related, then you have to take into account the start date for your new job. If you’re coming from another job, then you have to consider your finish date. Depending on your new employer and the circumstances of your move, you may be given a time allowance to settle into your new home.


Do you have kids who attend school? Considering their present school, you might need to finish out a grading period before you can move. Regarding their next school, there might also be certain policies that would hinder your children from starting right away or that would require them to start attendance at a particular date.

This is usually more of a concern when people are moving to another country, For instance, if you’re moving to Denmark from Australia, assimilation into the new school should figure significantly in your decision since the two countries’ respective school calendars are very different from each other.

If you want your kids to have an easier time adapting to their new school, it might be preferable to move during a term break so they can have time settling in their new home and familiarizing themselves with the community before they face the travails of going to a new school.

4. Timing

Of course, your preparation will have a lot of weight on your decision. Packing up an entire house and dealing with all other incidentals requires much time and effort from you. Your schedule might not allow you to take care of everything in one continuous undertaking. You might have to space out these tasks to accommodate life as usual, in which case, your move might take longer.

If you don’t have the time or you just want to get things done as efficiently as possible, it might be best to invest in the different services offered by professional removalists. Definitely, you’ll need them for the actual relocation, so it’s important to also consider the availability of trusted moving services in determining your moving date.

Best Day, Best Season for Moving

Friday is supposedly the best day to move since you pretty much get three days to complete the process of relocating and settling in. It’s also a business day, so you won’t have to worry about getting hold of certain services that you might end up requiring. Although the day has its own drawbacks, it’s the best option if you want the least disruption to work or school.

Meanwhile, summer is said to be the most popular season for moving since the weather is most dependable and the children are on their school break. If you have the luxury of scheduling a move during the summer, then it is recommended.

Choosing Your Move Date

If you know which factors to take into consideration, deciding on your moving date becomes so much easier. A good choice of moving day will, in turn, make your relocation so much more efficient.


Robert Wise, Sales Administration Manager at Nuss Removals, has been a respected figure in the removals industry for over 20 years. His attention to detail and the ability to truly understand the needs of the customer have ensured the successful relocation of thousands of satisfied individuals and families. For moving and storage across Australia and around the world, Robert’s wealth of experience ensures his customers are in safe hands.

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