AAA Study: Michiganders on the Move - 1 in 4 Plan to Move this Year

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CONTACT:   AAA – The Auto Club Group
Susan Hiltz, Public Affairs Director, Michigan
C: 586.940.0278 - slhiltz@aaamichigan.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AAA Study: Michiganders on the Move - 1 in 4 Plan to Move this Year
AAA Offers Tips on How to Move Without Breaking the Bank
 
 
DEARBORN, MI  (August 28, 2018) ? End-of-summer celebrations usually include warmer weather, backyard barbeques, last hurrah vacations  and for some,   the moving season. 1 in 4 Michiganders (25%) in a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey, plan to move within the next year. The majority of residents (56%) plan their move for the spring (April – June) or summer (July – September). 
 
Moving by the Numbers
 
Michigan Movers
   
Own 62%
Rent 32%
   
Moving Vehicle:  
  • Personal Vehicle
43%
  • Rent Moving Truck
42%
  • Moving Company
35%
   
Residence Type:  
  • Single-family home
58%
  • Apartment
20%
   
Moving Location:  
  • Within the state
45%
  • Within the same city
30%
  • Out of state
20%
   
Moving Finances:  
  • Cash/Savings
59%
  • Credit Card
17%
   
Spend:  
  • Less than $500
33%
  • $500-$999.99
21%
“Most people pay for their moving expenses using cash or savings,” said Susan Hiltz, Michigan Public Affairs Director, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “During a move money can be tight, which means most consumers are looking for the best value for their dollar when paying for things like moving trucks and packing supplies. Taking advantage of discounts, like those at AAA, and timing your move correctly can save you a substantial amount.”
Money Saving Moving Tips

Tips for Packing

 
Discover more discounts and money saving tips at aaa.com/discounts.
 
 
 
 
AAA in Michigan celebrated its 100th Anniversary - A Century of Service in 2016 and has over 1.4 million members across the state. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG).  Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.5 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 58 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.
The AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey was conducted online among residents living in Michigan from April 4, 2018 – April 27, 2018.  A total of 200 residents who moved in the past 12 months or plan to move in the next 12 months completed the survey. Survey results have a maximum margin of error of ± 6.9 percentage points.