1st Quarter Moving Trends by Size and Type

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A look at the sizes and types of moves in the first quarter of 2010


According to Movers.com usage data, in the first quarter of 2010, one move size dominated Movers.com-aided moves: two-bedroom home moves made up nearly 30 percent of the total number of moves (excluding auto shipments and international moves). That number isn’t surprising, though, as most homes are two-bedroom homes.

Two-bedroom home moves led the pack by a wide margin, with three-bedroom home moves coming in second at 17.6 percent. Following closely were small, one-bedroom home moves; partial home moves; and large, one-bedroom home moves at 15, 13.3, and 13 percent respectively. The least common move-types were four-bedroom homes (6 percent), studio apartments (5 percent), and larger-than-four-bedroom home moves (2 percent).

Partial; studio; large, one-bedroom; three-bedroom; and larger-than-four-bedroom moves all dropped in number from January to February, but bounced back and saw a significant increase from February to March. All other move sizes increased in number per month at similar rates.

Local and long-distance moves are by far the most common move types. In the first quarter of the year, they both made up about the same percentage of all Movers.com-assisted moves. Local came in at about 40 percent, and long-distance came in at about 37 percent. Comparatively, auto shipments and international moves made up only about 15 and 8 percent respectively.

Local moves were the only move types to see a steady increase from month to month. Long-distance moves, auto shipments, and international moves all saw a decrease in number from January to February, but bounced back and significantly increased from February to March.

For more information regarding moving trends, please visit the Movers.com Moving Trends page at http://www.movers.com/moving-trends.htm.

Movers.com is a leading online relocation services portal. The site provides free moving quotes from well-respected companies for customers looking to move anywhere in the world. Movers.com is also the home of a wealth of moving guides and advice.

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Vidyadhar Garapati, CEO
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