Since summer is the warmest moving season of the year, the last month of spring (May) is National Moving Month. Here’s all you need to know about this month-long moving holiday and how you can make the most of it for your upcoming relocation.
What Is National Moving Month All About?
Summers in Gainesville are generally associated with leisure and relaxation. Since the majority of schools and colleges are out of session, those who stick around enjoy free summer days. Plus, the seasonally warm, sunny weather is conducive to pool parties, outdoor concerts, and a number of farmers markets, among other outdoor activities.
Yet for all the people who spend the summer in their backyard pools, sipping tropical drinks with miniature umbrellas through curly straws, plenty other people are hustling with beads of sweat dripping from their brows, as they pack-up boxes, load-up moving trucks, and prepare to move to their new homes.
As the busiest time of the year for home sales, summer is also when the most moves occur into and out from houses, apartments, and dorms alike. Altogether, more than one half of the 11 percent of Americans who move every year — nearly 6 percent of the population — do so between the months of June and September.
In fact, summer moves have become so prevalent that the federal government was prompted to designate May as National Moving Month. This holiday isn’t so much of an occasion to move (although you certainly can, if you want to) as much as it is a month-long, summer moving kickoff. Throughout the month of May, students, renters, homeowners, and pretty much anybody who will soon be moving to a new home can find lots of tips, advice, and resources (including this article) to help them set into motion their moving preparations.
If you’re thinking about changing your physical address this summer, whether by moving to a new home within Florida or across multiple states’ lines, use National Moving Month as a time to prepare for that impending relocation. To help get you started, our movers in Gainesville present you with the following essential moving tips. Apply these recommendations to your situation, or call us today to schedule services for your upcoming move!
Summer Moving Tips For Gainesville Residents
Whether you’re moving to Gainesville or you’re moving on to a new life outside of the area, these moving tips will help you have a successful relocation this summer.
Call The Movers In May
May isn’t too early to call your local moving company in Gainesville. The fact is that student moves spike in June and July as students vacate dorms and apartments near the University of Florida and Santa Fe Community College. This contrasts with the steady demand for moving services that might occur throughout the summer in a non-student town. Therefore, if you want to make sure and secure the movers you want, schedule them up in May.
Sell Your Unwanted Items In May, Or Wait Till August
To cut down on moving costs, many people sell extra items they no longer need, such as clothes, furniture, or electronics. Downsizing lightens your load, reducing the size of your moving job and the costs of packing and delivery. But if you’re trying to make a few bucks, the time to sell stuff is May (before students leave the campus) or August (after they return to school). Students are among the largest consumers of secondhand products, which they buy to save money or add vintage flair to their style. During the summer, however, the buyer-market shrinks.
If You’re Moving Bulky Items By Car Or Scooter, Try For July
The fact that most of the student population isn’t living in Gainesville during July means that traffic drops off significantly. This month is thus perfect for moving with your car. Driving down Archer Road with a mattress on the roof of your Camry, or a flat-screen TV under your arm while on a Vespa scooter, is like tempting fate when the roads are busy. Renting a moving truck is a much safer alternative, both for pedestrians and your belongings.
Whether it’s May, January, or October, UF Mover Guys is available to help you out with residential moving in Gainesville. We handle local moves as well as long-distance moves and we offer both single moving services and full-service packages. Call us today for a no-obligation price quote.