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The Top Reasons Why People Move

Cat on moving boxesAmerica is a very mobile culture. According to the United States Census Bureau, approximately 40 million Americans move every year. Over 60 percent of these moves in 2015 were to another state. Interestingly, North Carolina is listed fourth on the list of most moved-to states in 2015. It follows then that moving companies in Raleigh are in high demand. Why are so many people moving? There are all kinds of reasons, but there are several that are the most common.

Housing Changes

The majority of moves are still influenced by housing. People buy a house or decide to downsize or make the move to a better neighborhood. In 2015, almost 40 percent of movers moved into one-bedroom homes while almost 20 percent moved to two bedrooms, which means that over half of the moving folk were either downsizing or staying in smaller housing. Regardless if people move because of a new house or a bigger, better, or cheaper home, lots of people are moving to better their situation.

Relationship Changes

Relationship-related changes account for the second highest number of moves made each year. Young adults move out on their own. A couple gets married or establishes a household. A retired couple decides to move to a warmer climate. Or a divorce happens. Sometimes, people move to be closer to family, friends, or a new date. Moving companies encounter a lot of scenarios, but the moves that happen because of a divorce or a death tend to be the most urgent and sensitive.

Employment Changes

Moving for a job is a very common reason. More often, these people are moving because they already have a new job waiting for them in another location or because they are being transferred to a different location. Others move because they simply want to spend less time commuting or stuck in traffic. Interestingly, a Census Bureau study showed that, while females were more likely to move, males were more likely to move for a job.

Regardless of your reason for moving, it’s a necessity to have help when you’re making a transition to new housing. Friends aren’t always an option. Even if they are, they don’t always know what they’re doing. Maybe it’s time you went a step further and asked for professional moving services. A Raleigh moving company can help on either end of the equation—whether you’re moving into the area or leaving it.

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