What is National Moving Day?

National Moving DayDay After Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day to honor those that have served to protect and honor the United States.  The weekend also starts the busy season for moving companies and storage facilities. In fact, the day after Memorial Day has been dedicated as “National Moving Day” to signify the large number of people in the United States that move around Memorial Day weekend.   Some self storage operators have even dubbed the Tuesday after Memorial Day as “Crazy Tuesday”. While it is not quite the equivalent to retail’s Black Friday, it still starts a very busy time for self storage facilities. Some self storage facilities have record calls for information and rentals in the week following the summer holiday weekend.

The long holiday weekend kicks off the busy summer moving season. Since Memorial Day falls at the end of the month, it is prime time for moving in and out of apartments or new homes.  Once school is out, families start the moving process before school starts up again in the fall. This is also a key time for college students moving home for the summer or recent graduates moving to a new city. It’s also a time when a lot of remodeling projects begin and self storage is a perfect option to store your furniture and belongings during the remodel. 


Self Storage Rental Tips for Crazy Tuesday

All of these different storage needs lead up to a busy time for the self storage industry. Available storage units get rented much quicker in the summer months so make your self storage reservation now! Also, reserve your moving truck far enough in advance to make sure that you can move on the date that you want!  Moving trucks also rent very quickly during this time of year.

Make sure that you have the proper moving and packing supplies needed to protect your items during transport and storage. List the contents on the outside of the boxes and mark the boxes for the rooms that they will be put in. If you are moving the boxes to a storage unit, then write “Storage” on the boxes as well. Then, create a master inventory list of the boxes. This will help you determine where you put items if you cannot find them when un-packing in your new home. Planning, organization and booking storage units and moving trucks in advance are keys to making this busy moving season easier to handle.

ezStorage has 45 storage locations in the Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. areas that can help you with your self storage rental needs during the busy summer months.