The best season for a long-distance relocation

What is a definition of a long-distance move? Not all moving companies will agree on this, but it should refer to a relocation covering more than a hundred miles. This term can also be used for an interstate relocation. Whether you are moving interstate or not, you should count on the fact that it will be a stressful experience. Why not reduce the stress by choosing to move during the best season for a long-distance relocation, and of course, using the best moving company Kuwait has to offer.

General advice

If you are moving across the state in the winter, and are using any land transportation company Kuwait is offering, you can expect lower moving rates. On the other hand, if you are moving by yourself, without professional help, you should take the outside temperature as a factor. You definitely shouldn’t pack and move when it is freezing outside, nor when the temperatures are high. But although summer is the hottest season, it has its own perks. Days are the longest during this season, which will make any relocation much easier.

Factors to consider when choosing the best season for a long-distance relocation

How to determine which season is the best for a long-distance move? In order to answer this question, there are several factors to consider:

  • the distance between old and new home
  • the price
  • the weather
  • means of transport

All of the above-mentioned factors are mutually co-dependent and should be taken into consideration altogether if you want to make the right decision.

Snow on the streets excludes winter from being the best season for a long-distance relocation
Cold temperatures and snow are not the best allies when it comes to moving

The Distance

If you can cross the distance between your old and new home using land transportation such as your own vehicle, rented car, or a moving truck, it is best to consider dry weather. Besides all other worries, you do not want to have to think about road conditions as well. So spring or summer would be the best choice of season for a long-distance move. But for example, if your things will have to be shipped using ocean or air freight, then you should choose the season when it is the least expensive, which will probably be wintertime. Keep in mind that shipping from Kuwait to Qatar can have some limitations.

The Price of a long-distance move

If you have a limited budget, then all your moving-related decisions will be built around it. It is said that the prices of new homes are the lowest in the winter, so if you are buying a house you should consider this. Also, winter is the least busy period for moving companies, so rest assured you will be given a lower quote if you decide to go with that season for your relocation. What also can cut down the price significantly is part of a month or a week. If you avoid the weekends and choose to move in the middle of the week and the middle of the month, you should expect to pay less. Try to avoid moving during any of the holidays or observances, as you may encounter numerous obstacles.

Coins from the piggy bank required as a back-up for a long-distance move
With a limited budget there are a lot of things                       to take into consideration

Weather conditions

Packing your house during a heatwave can be a dreadful event. On the other hand, your kids will be on a summer break at that moment, so they will be able to help you with this task. Also, if you are selling your old house, summer is the best season for that, as the real estate prices go high up. You will have to pay more for the moving company during the summer, but you will be able to earn some extra money if selling the house. If you decide to move when it gets colder, you may spare a certain amount of money, but chances are great you will wait longer for your moving truck to arrive at its final destination. Unless you are planning on driving yourself. Then fall or winter would seem like a reasonable season for a long-distance move. Try to avoid moving during stormy weather.

Means of transport

If you plan on moving yourself, by driving a van or a pick-up truck, spring or fall might be the ultimate season choices for the long-distance relocation. The days will still be long enough, there will be no rain nor snow to slow you down. You will be able to drive at your own pace. If you are traveling with kids, the ride might take a bit longer. You will need to make more stops. This is not necessarily a bad thing, this road trip can turn into a great adventure with a minimum effort. If you are having professional movers shipping your belongings using a cargo ship or a cargo airplane, you don’t need to worry about the weather. Using the moving company will buy you some time alone, or with the kids, at your new home. Bring only the essentials and everything else will arrive in due time. Spend your time by exploring the new city, while waiting for moving trucks.

Moving alone vs moving with kids

When moving alone or only with your spouse/partner, things can be packed more quickly and arrangments made in the shortest time frame. You will have fewer things to pack and will be more reasonable when it comes to decluttering and downsizing. Time of the year will not be a factor to you, as long as you are sticking to your predefined budget. In order to save as much money as possible, you will pack on your own.  Maybe even drive yourself to the new destination. In that case, late fall would be the best season for a long-distance relocation. With kids, a lot of the above becomes impossible, depending on their age. They might be too small to help you out with packing and to endure the long moving ride. If your kids are in school, you need to be careful of the season you will choose for the move, in order not to disrupt them too much. Change of school might be more difficult for them than you can imagine.

Child playing in the middle of the road
Moving with kids can be exhausting but also fun

How to choose the best season for a long-distance move?

As you could see from the above, there are a lot of factors to be taken into consideration before making a decision. We hope that some pros and cons we listed will make you come to your decision effortlessly. Don’t take this long-distance relocation easily! You will need several months of preparation for all the pieces to come into place. Take time to make detailed plans, inventory lists, budget costs and so on. Once you have all the facts and figures, we are positive that you will make the right choice of the best season for your move across the state(s).