Here it is, the end of another school year. As fast as time flies, your summer move will be here before you know it. It is also kicks off the busiest moving season of the year for moving companies.
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Moving this summer? You’re not alone. About 40 million Americans move every summer. There are various reasons why people move. Perhaps it’s just time. Maybe the children are all finally gone. Or maybe a job is taking you to a city where your dream job is waiting.
May is National Moving Month, which kicks off the busiest moving season of the year. It also means unlicensed movers and dishonest scammers are waiting to take advantage of unwary consumers. While the majority of movers are reputable, consumers need to be aware of how to avoid those who are not. Your possessions are priceless, so don’t just trust them to any moving company. Remember, you’re entrusting all your worldly goods to the care of these people.
When budgeting for your move, it is advisable that you obtain a moving estimate from at least 3 moving companies. Of these, one may be much higher or lower than the others. Your budget will preclude the more costly option, while a lowball offer likely indicates a fly-by-night mover who is desperate and is cutting corners.
Every year millions of people pull up stakes and pack up their belongings to relocate to new homes and communities. More than half of these moves take place between May and September. Memorial Day Weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year. Plan far in advance if you will be moving between Wednesday, May 22nd and Monday, May 27th.