Things to Know About Relocating During Peak Moving Season

Since spring is the number one home-selling season, many Americans plan their relocation between May and September each year. This period is considered peak moving season

Like any industry, busy periods can cause delays and logistical challenges not experienced during slower times. If you think about this in simple terms, it’s a lot like trying to get through traffic during rush hour or ordering a coffee during the morning work commute. 

While moving may be more comfortable during the off-season, the driving reasons for relocating from May through September are unlikely to change. Given that everyday people will continue to move during peak months, these are things to consider that can make the process seamless.

Why Is This the Peak Moving Season?

Perhaps the primary reason families prefer to move during this period is summer vacation. Parents generally like their children to complete a school year and start fresh in a new system. Although curriculums may be similar, the learning differences and schedules can prove disruptive to a child’s academic year. Parents like to list homes in spring and close during the break.

Weather is another important factor. Northern states struggle with winter chills, snowfall, and other unenviable conditions. A sudden snowstorm can cause delays while trucks wait for roads to get plowed, among other logistical issues. Lastly, many apartment leases end in late spring and summer, prompting renters to find new digs.

How To Time Your Peak Season Moving

Let’s consider the analogy about rush hour traffic or getting a morning coffee in the context of peak moving season. Rush hour traffic generally occurs between 6-10 am and again from 3-7 pm and the morning coffee issues usually happen around 7-9 am. Roll the week to, say, Saturday or Sunday. The majority of people do not commute to work, and more families make coffee at home. This leaves the roads relatively vacant and coffee shop seating available. The point is that you can plan for peak season moving lulls as well. These include the following.

  • Weekdays: Many people try to schedule their move on weekends to avoid taking days off work. Consider planning yours on a slow day such as a Tuesday or Wednesday. These tend to rank among the quieter moving days.
  • Mid-Month Moves: The number of moves at the beginning and end of peak season months tends to be higher than the middle weeks. It may be easier to schedule a mid-month date with your preferred moving company.

By targeting the lulls during the peak season, you may be able to secure the services of a residential moving company of your choice.

Contact An Experienced Moving Company ASAP

The log-jam of moves during the peak season makes it increasingly difficult for people to secure the services of a high-quality mover. Industry-leading organizations often get booked months in advance. That’s why it’s vital to secure bids and vet companies as soon as you anticipate moving during the peak season. It’s essential to put your valued belongings and transition in the hands of people who you trust.

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