Moving house on a Bank Holiday

As the bank holiday Easter weekend is almost upon us, many homeowners are looking to make the most of the extra day’s holiday to move home. As Wakefield’s leading domestic removals experts we have taken a look into the pros and cons of moving on a bank holiday.

More time

The first, and most obvious, positive to moving house on a bank holiday is the additional time this allows you. Once you have completed the removals process, you have an extra day to unpack and sort your belongings, easing what can be a very stressful process. This allows you to settle into your new home before it is time to return to work.


If you do take the opportunity to utilise this extra day, you will need to make sure you are prepared for the logistical challenges of moving over a bank holiday weekend. As banks, estate agents and solicitors may all not be operating a full service over the weekend, if you are not prepared you may find yourself without some all-important documents needed for the move.

Similarly if an unexpected problem arises, such as emergency repair work to your new home, these may have to wait until the end of the weekend, which will slow down your moving process and could waste additional time and money.


Another logistical factor you may need to take into consideration is the bank-holiday traffic. Roads can be busy with people looking to get away, so ensure you factor some extra time to accommodate this into the moving process, particularly if you are relocating far away. If you are employing the help of a removals company to assist with the move, they should have already taken this into consideration.

Whether you decide to move on a bank holiday or not, do not hesitate to get in touch with experienced domestic removal experts AR Removals. Specialising in house moves, office moves and single item moves across Wakefield and the surrounding areas, we are be more than happy to help. Simply contact the team on 01924 371164 to find out more.

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