Springtime is a popular season for moving, and for good reason. With the warmer weather and longer days, it’s a great time to start fresh in a new home. It’s still important to consider the pros and cons of a Spring move in Ottawa, as each season brings unique challenges and benefits.
Spring showers, or flowers?
Spring is a popular time for moving because the weather is mild, and the days are longer. You may not need to run the heat or AC just yet!
However, in Ottawa, spring can bring unpredictable weather, with sudden rain or even snowstorms. If you’re moving during the spring, be sure to check the forecast and plan for the weather accordingly.
If it calls for snow, you may need to shovel or salt your driveway and front entry path so that the truck and team can move safely. If rain is in the forecast, consider having some towels available to dry things as the moving team comes in and out.
Another potential challenge is the increased Springtime demand for moving companies, which may make it difficult to secure the date and time that you want.
The beginning and the end of each month will traditionally be the most competitive dates to reserve, and some companies even charge extra to provide moving services on the first and last days of the month. You may need to plan ahead to make sure you get your preferred move date.
Spring is the perfect time to declutter and purge items you no longer need. With a move on the horizon, it’s an ideal opportunity to downsize and get rid of items that will only take up space in your new home.
Landscaping and Curb Appeal
Is the gardener in you excited yet? We’ve also found that avid gardeners seem to move in either the early spring or the late fall, to better enjoy their gardens!
Moving in the spring means you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of the season to improve your new home’s curb appeal. You can plant new flowers or trees, lay down fresh mulch, and give your new home’s exterior a fresh coat of paint.
If this sounds like a silly consideration to you, congratulations – you are one of the lucky folks who don’t suffer from seasonal allergies!
If you or a family member are sensitive to pollen or other allergens, it could make the moving process more challenging and uncomfortable – Ottawa is notorious for seasonal allergies. If you know that Spring is a tough time of year for you, try to avoid planning your move in the worst of it.
Spring is a great season to move, if you have the luxury of choice. It’s not so hot that you’re uncomfortable, nor is it so cold that the open door leaves you shivering. Keep an eye on the forecast, and try to plan for any weather-related hinderances in advance.
Moving in the spring allows you to settle into your new home before the busy summer months – it can feel like a fresh start to the year.
If Darling Solutions is handling your moving services, your floors will be protected from spring’s mud, along with all the other elements. We come prepared with red carpets – well, floor runners, but close enough!
What your friends Say
The team knew where to park and the layout of both buildings – again good research. And although I was not present for the off loading it went smoothly as well. All of the team showed expertise and an understanding of the complexities of dealing with elderly people and their families.
We would definitely recommend them!
This in my opinion is service the way it’s supposed to be. I love you all thank you so so much
I would definitely recommend Darling Solutions for your moving needs.
Kelly's team displayed the same mindfulness, caring and compassion on the job as she did during the initial consult. We are grateful to your company for helping us through this. Thank you
I highly recommend Darling Solutions to anyone.
Again, we could not have done it without them! From decluttering and packing our condo to moving and setting us up in our new home, every member of the team was hardworking, helpful, warm and extremely competent. Their attention to detail in setting up our new place was remarkable. Honourable mention to the whole team: Kelly, Shawn, Ian, Phyllis, Barb M., Barb Y. Jack, Susan, Glen and Paul. Barb M., our team leader, and Ruth, in the office, were particularly good at calming a nervous client.
We recommend Darling Solutions without reservation. We can’t thank them enough.
Marj and Weldon
Adding COVID into the mix it was almost paralysing to think about. After a recommendation to Contact Darling most of that fear went away.
Professional, competent and most importantly Caring.
They made this move so smooth for my wife and her parents.
On moving day they left their old home and at the end of the day arrived in a new home with all their belongings unpacked and arranged. Completely stress and back pain free. The next day Darling took care of removing items targeted for donation and all remaining items for waste.
I cannot recommend this service enough.
Thank you so much.
Frankly thank-you does not even cover it. Your team, led by Julie, was absolutely incredible from the first moment we met down to the beautiful new plant for my mom and our goodbyes at the door.
They were so organized, thoughtful, friendly and polite. It was a sincere pleasure to work with all of them. I enjoyed the experience so much I am almost sad that the move is finished but happy that we will meet again when my parents are ready to hang their many pictures.
Again, I am in awe and am telling anyone with ears about Darling Solutions so they will hopefully in turn tell their friends and family.
Very best regards and please send our thanks once again to your team.