moving in winter

June, July, and August are the most popular months for moving, and it’s easy to see the benefits of moving during the summer. Some people don’t have the option of relocating in the summer and instead have to deal with a winter move.

The Northern New Jersey movers from J.D. Carton & Son have completed thousands of winter relocations, and we explain the pros and cons of a cold-weather relocation.

The Good and Bad of a Winter Relocation

What you’ll have to consider during a winter move depends on the climate, but since we’re a New Jersey moving company, we’ll focus on cold climates.

The Cons of Moving in Winter

The weather ushered in by Old Man Winter and the holiday season are among the cons of moving in winter.

  • The most obvious con is the weather. Frigid temperatures and potential snow and ice can throw a wrench in even the best-laid moving plans. Whether you’re moving in town or embarking on a long-distance relocation, keeping a close eye on the weather—and having contingency plans if the weather forces a delay—is a must.
  • Navigating the holidays is another potential obstacle of a winter move. There is already so much going on that adding a move can be overwhelming. Having a reliable moving company on the job will make it easier.

The Pros of Moving in Winter

While the weather could be a problem, there are also some pros to moving during the winter.

  • Lower prices may be available in winter as moving companies deal with the seasonal slowdown.
  • The slow season also makes it easier to book your mover of choice with less advance notice.
  • Another perk is that the scammers who take advantage of the summer high season are typically hibernating during the winter.

Contact Our Highly Reviewed Northern New Jersey Movers to Learn More

Since 1953, J.D. Carton & Son has provided reliable moving services in Northern New Jersey. Our commitment to quality has earned us a long-standing A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and many positive reviews from our past customers. Take a look at what others have said about our work to see why we’re the smart choice for your local or long-distance relocation.

Call today for more information, or fill out our online form now to schedule a free consultation with an experienced relocation specialist.