Are you planning to move this month? You’re not alone! May is National Moving Month, launching the very popular summer moving season. Most people plan their moves from May through September, when kids are typically out of school. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic may cause you to make some adjustments in your plans, you can still celebrate National Moving Month.

Plan Ahead

Moving, whether locally within the Chattanooga area or long distance across the country, can be exciting but can also be stressful. Taking the time to make a plan early, including enlisting the help of a professional mover, will help you put more focus on the positive aspects of your move while you worry less about the details.

As soon as you know that you will be moving, start making a list of what needs to be done before, during, and after moving day. Plan some time to sort through your possessions and decide what can be donated or discarded, so you won’t be moving things you no longer want or need. Also plan time to contact everyone who needs to know about your move, including utility and cable companies.

Work with a Professional

Your planning list should include contacting a professional mover who can help you plan and prepare for your move. There are many proven advantages to hiring a trusted professional mover to pack, move, and unpack for you so you don’t have to worry about finding boxes, packing material, or strong and willing helpers!

When you work with a professional mover, you can be assured that your possessions will be packed and transported safely and efficiently. A trusted mover will also be trained for safety and will be able to handle all the aspects of your move, including those that can be emotionally and physically draining for you. Professional movers will also know how to move you safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking all the necessary precautions for everyone’s health and well-being.

Celebrate Your Move

You can celebrate National Moving Month by focusing on all the positive aspects of your move. Are you moving for a new or better job? Will your kids be able to attend a better school? Does your move put you closer to your support network of family and friends? Maybe you’re moving to a bigger house or buying a home after renting for many years? Think about the happiness you and your family will experience once you’ve settled into your new home, which is definitely a cause for celebration!

Why People Move

You are not alone as you plan your move during National Moving Month. If you are moving locally, within the Chattanooga area, chances are great that you are moving because you have found a new home. The Brookings Institution estimates that 51.4% of local moves in the US in 2018-2019 were related to housing.

You might also be moving locally for family reasons, as about 25% of those moving throughout the year do. You may be establishing a new household, getting married, or be experiencing another change in marital change. If you’re moving locally for employment reasons, you’re among the 12.5% doing so.

Most people move long distance for job-related reasons. Approximately 34.5% of people who move to a new city or a new state do so for reasons related to the labor market, including starting or relocating to a new job. After employment opportunities, the next most popular reason for moving long distance is related to family reasons. Just over a fourth of people who move long distance do so for housing reasons.

National Moving Month and COVID-19

You can continue to plan on a move during National Moving Month, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The outbreak has made finding and moving to a new home a little different and perhaps a bit more challenging, of course. For example, unless a prospective home is empty, your real estate agent will probably conduct home tours and process your paperwork virtually. Homes are still available, and people are still moving for new jobs, family changes, or just because they are ready for a new home for themselves and their family.

Celebrate National Moving Month with Fox Moving & Storage Chattanooga

We are your trusted local moving professionals. Our team at Fox Moving and Storage Chattanooga is ready to help you with your move during the coronavirus pandemic and throughout the year. We are prepared to take every precaution necessary to maintain your safety and well-being throughout the process and to ensure your move is seamless and worry-free. Contact us today to learn more. You can also call us at 423.454.3927 for a free, no-obligation quote!