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Data Science: Heat + End of Month Drives ‘Peak Moving’

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 11.52.21 AMIt’s the end of the month — and it’s getting warmer out. Put the two together and whaddaya got? The beginning of moving season on TaskRabbit!

Our data scientists pulled the numbers in the last two years of moving seasons and found that as temperatures heat up, so do moving Tasks. Spring and summer are when people decide to move into new apartments and relocate to different parts of town.

Clients love Taskers who are willing to lend a helping hand (and a truck or large vehicle!), especially in cities that are usually cold. In fact, the increase in “Summer-Spring” moving tasks compared to “Fall-Winter” moving Tasks is significantly greater in colder cities like Boston, Chicago and New York City than in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Makes sense, especially in a year when Taskers helped countless Boston and New York neighborhoods dig out of feet of snow.

In addition to the time of year, the time of month can be an even more predictable period when Clients require moving help (see below). No surprise, people choose the end of the month to move as their leases end, homes sell and new “home sweet homes” are found.

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Find the best Tasker in your neighborhood here so you can save time with packing, unpacking and heavy lifting — no matter the time of day, month or year.

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