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Why Summer Time is Moving Time

The weather outside is hot. So is the real estate market. An estimate 13% of Americans will be moving in 2022, almost double from the last two years.

More than half of these people will be moving between May and September. Summer has always been the busiest moving season, and there are good reasons why.

The school year is over. No one wants to make their children change schools mid-year, so many families wait until the school year is over to make the move. Summer is a great time to establish new friendships, familiarize your family with the new location and have plenty of time to enroll your children into their new school so you are ready for the fall. For adults, the end of college also marks a popular time to move as graduate get their first place and start grown up life.

The weather is better. Unless you are fortunate enough to live in year round sunshine and warmth, many Americans wait to move until they know snow won’t block their way. Moving in cold and snowy weather is dangerous and messy. Also, better weather means it’s a good time for a garage sale. You’ll get rid of more with a greater number of shoppers on a Saturday in June than you would in February. Summer also comes with more hours of daylight, so moves are more convenient.

More homes are on the market. Those families that wait to move until the school year is over often have to sell their own homes before buying another. Historically, home sales increase as much as 20% during spring and summer months. With all of those eager buyers ready to start their next real estate chapter, it is no wonder that movers are especially busy during summer months.

Renters are on the move, too. Landlords in many states, especially in areas with large numbers of college students, begin and end rental leases sometime between May and September. Summer is also a popular time to find short-term renter, as many people move temporarily for seasonal jobs or classes.

Summer is vacation season. Not that you wouldn’t rather spend your vacation time at the beach, but many people use their vacation hours for moving time. Many industries experience a slower time during summer months, and employees take advantage of relaxed work schedules to schedule their big moves. Companies also take advantage of this time for corporate moves or relocating employees, too.

So when is the best time to move? The answer is simple. Move when you are ready and able! ABC Quality Moving works in all weather to get you and your possessions moved safely with care. Up to 70% of moves happen during summer months, so call ABC Quality Moving and Storage to secure your date now. We offer convenient scheduling, free quotes and storage if you need some extra time.

ABC Quality Movers are licensed and insured so you can be assured you made the right decision. Across the street or across the country, ABC Quality Moving and Storage is your choice for relocation. Call us today at 1-888-983-MOVE (6683).