Moving Trends in the United StatesAugust 13, 2013
Whether for work, family or a mere change of pace Americans are on the move. But finding a new home and organizing a move can be nerve-racking and stressful, especially for those working full-time or with kids. Adjusting to a new environment, packing and unpacking, catching flights or making cross-country road trips to a new home can all be a bit too much.
We can at least take solace in the fact that at some point, everyone moves. Every year about 12 percent of the American population moves. However, certain cities are seeing more outbound moves than inbound, indicating certain economic and environmental factors. New Jersey, for example, had the highest ratio of people moving out compared to those moving in. And although Americans are tending to move out of cities with higher living costs, Washington D.C., which has historically high living costs, is actually seeing more inbound versus outbound moves. Why? Quite simply it is because of job opportunities in certain sectors.
But some Americans are finding that even with job opportunities sprouting in other cities and states, the cost of moving is holding them back. The average full-service professional move cost is a whopping $12,230. However, there are other, cheaper alternatives to renting a clunky moving truck and driving it down winding roads and packed highways.
Moving with portable storage is a growing trend among movers. With portable storage, you can choose from a variety of sizes the perfect storage unit for packing your home. When that unit is delivered, you pack at your convenience. When you’re ready to move, you call your local dealer to have the unit picked up and delivered for you. There’s no need for complicated moves. Not when you have portable storage services!
For more information on U.S. moving trends, check out our infographic below!