Metro Areas with Most Closet/Storage Space and Moving Etiquette
is National Moving Month
credit: Apartment Guide
percent of respondents tip their movers, according to the
Apartment Guide study.
Ga. -- May is National Moving Month—that busy time
of year that kicks off the summer moving season. Filled with packing
supplies, unexpected expenses and boxes galore, normally moving
is a hectic and stressful time. However, that doesn’t have
to be the case!
Apartment Guide – the trusted guide for finding your ideal
place to live – has uncovered some fun facts and moving
etiquette data from a recent survey to help you plan your move,
and provide some fun fodder along the way.
Apartment Guide Moving Etiquette:
Generous: Nearly 3 out of 4 people (71%) tip their movers!
Tiers: While it seems like people are pro-tip when it
comes to rewarding movers for their heavy-lifting, there seems
to be a lot of opinions on just how much to give
40 percent (39%) said they tip 10 percent of the moving cost
1 out of 4 (22%) are a bit more generous, tipping 20 percent
of the cost of moving!
percent of respondents prefer a flat hourly tip for the movers
quarter of respondents (23%) said they tip a flat per-person
rate for each mover
When it comes to offering movers some refreshments as they help
you transport that enormous couch or oak dresser, almost 90 percent
(88%) of people offer their movers some type of refreshment. In
fact, almost 10 percent (8%) offer movers a meal!
Hand: People overwhelmingly (80%) responded that they
would be happy to lend movers a helping hand if they could. Only
20 percent mentioned they would defer to the professionals, since,
well, that’s why they hired them!
Additionally, to mark National Pack Rat Day (5/17), Apartment
Guide looked at the top metros with the most closet and storage
space. If your metro didn’t make the cut, Apartment Guide
has some tips on de-cluttering your space so that Pack Rat Day
is never on your calendar…
Metros for Closet and Storage Space
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX
Kansas City-Lawrence, MO
Omaha, Lincoln, NE
Salt Lake City, UT
Triangle, NC (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill)
Tips for Keeping Out the Clutter:
Life, Literally!: If you haven’t worn that piece of clothing
in a full calendar year, chances are that you won’t! Give
away the clothing you haven’t worn so you can clear out
space for those pieces that you do.
Mix It Up: Don’t
be afraid to rethink your entire closet/storage space layout.
It may seem overwhelming starting from square one, but oftentimes
a full reorganization and layout upheaval can yield big results,
and you may find space where your least expect it
Not everyone switches out their closets seasonally, but if you’re
hard up for storage, you absolutely should. Summer is almost here,
so pack away those burly coats and free up space to display your
summer sandals or other accessories
Let there Be Light:
It’s tempting to fit as much as possible in any closet or
storage compartment, but that is usually what makes a space look
more cluttered—no light. So, keep your clothing stacks to
a reasonable height, and reevaluating the items you choose to
keep to, well, keep it light!
Consolidate: Helpful de-cluttering aids like shoe racks, belt
hangers and scarf bins are the perfect way to keep organized and
clean—it’s also a great system to ensure you know
what you have. With proper shelving and hanging aids, you can
consolidate your closet/storage items, and keep it looking tidy
in the meantime
was conducted among 1,000 adults in the U.S. The interviews were
conducted online by RedShift Research in March 2013 using an email
invitation and an online survey. Quotas were set to ensure reliable
and accurate representation of the total populations aged 18 and
older. The margin of error at a 95% confidence level is, plus
or minus, 3.1 percentage points. The top 10 cities with the most
storage/closet space list was determined by Apartment Guide by
analyzing their listings by square footage of closet and assigned