Perspective on Moving to New Orleans Louisiana
1. The best months to move to New Orleans are the early winter months. Leave Canada late fall and move in before January 6th
Moving in from January through the summer months can be problematic. Summer average temperatures in the 90's are sweltering. Hurricane season from June through October and July rainstorms also needs consideration. Carnival, the Mardi Gras season, attracts visitors from January to February and March. Carnival ends on Mardi Gras day (i.e. Feb 16 2021, Mar 1 2022, Feb 21 2023, Feb 13 2024, Mar 4 2025, Feb 17, 2026, Feb 9 2027). It is a key contributor to over 80,000 jobs and almost ten billion in revenue to New Orleans. A very busy and traffic congested time in the Big Easy.
Spring moves offer being able to deal with the current years crop of crawly creatures, before moving in. Fire ants usually start appearing during Mardi Gras. Buck moth caterpillars can sting as they fall out of oak trees in the spring. Mother's Day brings swarms of Formosan termites, many consider more ravenous than termites. They cluster around shining lights, making night time move activities difficult. On the good side "mosquito hogs" (i.e. dragon flies) control the mosquito population.
2. New Orleans has over 300 years of history. Many homes are decades if not centuries old. Unique shotgun, double shotgun, camelback or double-gallery homes offer their own obsticales. Set bask traditional house design slows the unload process. A complete satisfactory move, at the most reasonable cost, needs experienced local movers.
3. Locals say 'get used to them, love them, become them' for potholes on its most established streets. Movers know those potholes and the damage they can cause to the vehicle and contents. Badly behaving drivers push Louisiana insurance rates to the highest in the US. Traffic cameras discourage bad actors running red lights. All reasons movers take extra care delivering household goods. Water ways such as the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain and Borgne, challenge navigation. Picking a moving company to deal with these reduces delivery time and hourly charges.