Preparing for summer moving season

admin June 20, 2012

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DENVER - In a little over a week it will be Memorial Day and while the holiday weekend marks the unofficial start of summer experts say it's the official kick-off to another season - moving season.

According to Jim Garner the owner of BungoBox Denver, a company that specializes in renting out green moving boxes, the season is tied to the Real Estate market and the number of people looking to move begins to pick up in April as home sales begin to increase.

By the end of May companies are preparing for the height of moving season which typically lasts from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They say many summer moves, like spring moves, are driven by home sales but additionally wedding season and graduations leave many couples and newly minted grads looking for a place to live.

Garner adds during the summer people may also have more opportunities to move without having to miss work.

"Also contributing to the seasonality are the 3-day holidays Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day which allows extra time for those self-moving to organizing and to the physical labor of moving," Garner told 9NEWS.

Garner says 60 to 70 percent BungoBox's residential business will come between April 1 and September 30.

The number of people looking to relocate begins to decrease after Labor Day because of the threat of snow but doesn't completely stop. He says past Halloween there is a definite drop-off that he attributes to the weather and the holidays.

Anyone contemplating a move over the busy summer season should try and reserve moving companies, rental trucks or labor as soon as possible to insure they get the equipment and services they need as well as the best price according to Garner.

For more of his moving advice, including tips on how to choose a moving company, please watch the video above.

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