There is science behind the fact that summertime is moving time. There are three primary demographics that drive the moving season in the US and as military families we happen to fall into one of those three demographics.
However, these are not the only people that are moving. The reason that it’s important to understand this, is to understand the level of experience that each demographic has with moving, what kinds of services they are likely to choose and how this can impact your move plans – if you leave them too late.
There are approximately half a million military families moving every 2-3 years, some even more frequently. 40% of these moves happen during the summertime.
This is just one of the demographics that is bound to be moving during this time. Military families are concerned with cost and security (of their furniture).
As experienced movers, we know all about planning in advance, and will often get great deals at lower costs.
Basic economics are at play here – the closer we get to peak season, the greater the demand, the higher the prices. In low season, you have an advantage over the movers, as they are keen to book moves. Moreover, you’ll have a greater choice of good and reputable movers, who will book their trucks and crews for your preferred dates and at a preferred cost.
Let Shyft manage your move. Our Shyft Coach is here to coordinate your entire move and save you tens of hours allowing multiple people into your home (in real life or virtually), hunting down quotes, researching reputable movers and getting the best deals. In addition, booking well in advance of your summer move gives your Shyft Coach time to find the best deal, coordinate your move, and accommodate potential changes – so you don’t have to.
Book with Shyft and we’ll take care of you should your circumstances change. If you change your mind 3 weeks prior to your move dates, your deposit is fully refundable. We reduce your risk even more if you book far in advance – if your scheduled relocation date is in more than 3 months’ time, Shyft will only require a 5% deposit instead of the usual 10%.
If you leave your relocation too far into peak season, your dates may no longer be available. Book your move now, you can choose the date and we’ll accommodate you. In addition to the date, it’s highly likely that your mover (and price) of choice will be available on your exact move date, If you haven’t rented an apartment yet? Don’t worry, Shyft has you covered and we can take care of your rental and the paperwork as part of our Shyft Coach service.
Finally, Shyft is flexible. If your dates change as we get closer to the move – no worries – we’ll accommodate a new date with only two weeks notice. This is because we’ll have a truck and crew on standby. Who else will offer you this level of service? Only SHYFT!
The question Shyft gets asked most often is how far in advance should one plan a move. Their answer: as soon as you find out you’re moving.
Movers often encourage people to plan their moves in off peak season – but that’s not always possible.
So if you are moving in the summer – now is the time to plan your Shyft, secure your dates and choose your movers. If left too late, the truth is that you may not get your first choice of moving dates or movers.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
There are also last minute changes that need to be made and accommodated. Planning in advance gives you the benefit of time, so if there are changes – they can take care of them at no additional cost to you.
This article was originally published by Shyft Moving.
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