It’s no secret that moving during peak season can be rough and hectic! Approximately 43 million people move in the US annually and 80% (35 million) will move in “Peak Season”. So if you’re like the majority of us who move between April and September each year, we have some essential tips for you!
BOOK MOVERS EARLY:
Start looking for a professional mover at least two months before your move, if possible. There’s really no such thing as doing it too early – it will definitely save you money overall. Make sure that you do your research on the companies you are talking to in order to make an informed decision.
We are always here to help with any questions you have during this process.
Most people prefer moving at the beginning or end of the month, as most rent and mortgage payments are due on the first. If you can move in the middle of the month, you have a much better chance of landing the service levels you want and the pickup/delivery dates you need. Either way we are able to accommodate your move no matter what time of the month it is!
HIRE A REPUTABLE MOVER:
Be careful on looking for the best deal, all moving companies are not created equal. Typically the lowest price equals the worst quality of service. These people will be in your home handling your most important belongings so make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into.
TIME IS MONEY:
A big mistake people make is that they wait to book their moves. The more you wait, the higher the likelihood the service levels, the dates, and even the price won’t be the same. Reason being, the closer you get to your move date availability becomes scarce and you'll end up paying more money for no reason. Peak season gives everyone challenges – including us as moving consultants. The moment you see something that fits your needs, book it. Express Moving Consultants are here to help.
Pro tip: Don’t forget to sort and purge. You pay more to move things that you ultimately are going to get rid of, so why pay the movers to move it and then toss it? Toss it before you move. Our AI technology and our consultants can help you with this.
BE CONSCIOUS OF YOUR REQUESTED MOVE DATES:
Moving trucks often are harder to book between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The end of the month is especially busy, so if you wait until the last minute you might be out of luck.
- Avoid Peak Days
The busiest time to move is on the weekends and at the beginning and end of the month. If possible, avoid these times and you will get better pricing as well as flexibility with pick-up dates.
Make a Plan For Storage (if needed)
Lock in a Good Deal that works for your needs
More demand during the busy summer month means more competition for truck space. Moving will help you navigate these murky waters. Our moving consultants will be your best friend during the process because we are here to help!