By Brandon on Apr 30 2019
Category: Moving Tips

When is Peak Moving Season?

Peak moving season occurs in the summer, with 80% of all moves in the United States occurring between April and September. The reality is that the busy moving season directly correlates to when kids are off from school. If school is out then movers are in high demand.

 View our 2020 Peak Moving Season Calendar Heat Map

Okay, So When is the Best Time to Move?

Certainly not the summer. Your move can cost significantly less if you relocate in non-peak months, which is typically October through March. If you absolutely have to move during peak season then the best time to move is going to be at the very beginning or very end of moving season. Scheduling your movers for early to mid April or in September after Labor Day is a great way to accomplish this.

2020 Moving Season (Heat Map)

The heat map calendar below shows how much demand is expected for moving services during the 2020 peak season.

 Previous Years:   2019  |  2018  |  2017
Our peak moving season projections did not account for the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of this update, the situation is still rapidly evolving and there is no way to predict the severity of impact on the moving season. The 2020 calendar heat map shown is based on projections made before the COVID-19 pandemic and should not be relied on for accuracy.
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Tips for Moving in Peak Season

The best approach when moving during the summer is to book your movers as far in advance as possible, preferably months in advance. it's important to be aware that all dates, even most weekdays, will be in high demand during this time. You'll find yourself at an advantage if you schedule your movers for the days that are slightly less in demand.

Here are the best peak season moving tips to help make your summer move as successful as possible:

And that pretty much sums it up! The moral of the story? Avoid moving in the summer. Hiring movers in non-peak months will save you money and reduce your moving related stress.

 Want more moving tips? Check out our guide Tips for Moving During the Summer.

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