This is an illustrated guide to moving in America.
Americans on the move – Just who is doing the moving in America?
11.7x If you are moving this year, you are certainly in good company. About 42,999,999 of your closest friends are moving, too!
The average American moves 11.7 times in their lifetime.
Women tend to stay at the same residence for a median of 5.6 years, while men stay for only 4.5 years.
Relocation is considered to be the third most stressful life event.
Stress factors are attributed to disruption of routine events, loss of identity along with culture shock and overall wariness.
The highest mobility rates are found for young adults in their 20s
More than 15% of all movers are moving out of state.
For renters have much higher rates of moving than homeowners.
Helpful moving tips. Make moving day a little easier with tips to zip through the day!
Purchase clean, sturdy boxes and packing materials specifically created for the valuables you are storing.
Number and label each box and keep a separate inventory list for items inside. Label boxes with the room in which it belongs.
Number and label each box along a seperate inventory list of the item inside. Also label the box with a room number in which it belongs.
Pack each box completely. Use packing paper to fill gaps and keep contents stable. Always pack heavier items on bottom and lighter items on top.
Use your space wisely. Limens and clothes should be stored in empty drawers. You can wrap small objects and pack them inside pots, pans, and bowls.
Thoroughly clean your appliances and allow them to dry overnight. Put a box of baking soda inside. If possible leave doors ajar while in storage.
Where are Americans going?
The top 5 places in America experiencing substantial growth.
- Palm Cost, Fia
Movers are drawn to the scenic Palm Coast, Florida partly because St. Augstine and Daytona beach. Residents can experience world class entertainment, championship golf courses and more.
St George, Utah
This Southern Utah city has drawn nearly 50,000 new resorts in the past decade due to its idea weather conditions and small town charms.
Infographic by Uncle Bob’s Self Storage.