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Breaking the Bank with Holiday Moves

Summer and the holidays are typically peak moving times because the kids are not in school or you have a few vacation days to use. However, when the holidays roll around, prices tend to rise. The question is, does it cost more to move during a holiday weekend or is it a perfect time to get a great deal?

Ideally, holiday moves benefit you because family and friends are in town and have time off to do nothing but help you with your move. It all may sound great and cheery, but the truth is that moving during the holidays can be costly. Movers, plumbers, cable installers, painters, home inspectors, and cleaners want to spend time with their families too, so paying for their services during the holidays is going to cost you.

Although a holiday move may be ideal for you and your family, it may not be ideal for your wallet, here’s why:

  1. Holidays bring skyrocketing prices. Moving companies typically charge more for moving this time of year, that is, if you can even find a mover during the holidays. The moving industry is typically a ghost town for holiday weekend moves. If you do find a mover during the holiday…it will cost you.
  2. Another cost to take into account is storage. During the holidays, the weather does not permit for a swift and easy move; you will need to prepare for the worst weather conditions. If the move is unable to happen, you might need to put your belongings in storage until weather conditions improve.
  3. As I mentioned before, electricians and plumbers are also enjoying the holidays. Unfortunately, if you are moving into your new home during the holidays and come across plumbing issues, an emergency holiday visit may be impossible or incredibly costly.

To answer the question: does it cost more to move during a holiday weekend? Yes, it is difficult and costly. Not to mention that the holidays are meant to be relaxing and cheerful. No one wants to spend a holiday weekend pulling their hair out because of moving issues.

All My Sons Moving & Storage of Oklahoma City suggests that you save the holiday weekends for self-indulging. Use the time to relax and enjoy your friends and family. For further assistance, call your Oklahoma City movers to schedule your move BEFORE or AFTER the holidays.