Moving is the act of packing up all of one’s belongings and relocating to a new residence, and this is a standard practice among adults and families across the United States. Many mover companies may be found across the United States, and and moving services are happy to help clients pack up their items, store them in trucks or trailers, and deliver them to a new address. Some mover companies may travel further than others for this work, so long distance movers may be found in particular if a family is moving far away. Moving all the way from Texas to California, for example, requires quite a bit of travel, so a local-only mover company is out of the question. Besides families and households, smaller companies can make use of movers if they are moving to a new office. Who is moving today, and why? How can the moving process be made easier when the time comes to contact local mover companies?
How Americans Relocate
Statistics are being kept to track how often Americans move, as well as when and why. Statistically speaking, the average mover is one person in a couples aged 18-34 years old with one or two kids in the household. It should also be noted that while the average American will move multiple times starting in childhood, they tend to move less often as they get older. An older American will probably want to invest more in a fine house and make it truly their own. By contrast, young adults often can’t afford a home and instead rent their living spaces, whether for college or their early careers. These young adults also are less likely to be part of a “married with kids” paradigm, making moving even easier for them. All the same, many Millennials are now in their mid twenties to early thirties, they are starting to buy houses more often, alongside their Baby Boomer parents. These Millennials are quickly becoming a major part of the real estate industry, and that means that they also need moving services to get there. Overall, Americans tend to move the most in summer, and the least in winter, with December being the least popular month for moving. This may because snow and ice jeopardize moving trucks and vans during transit.
How to Move
A household who has decided to move will have some work on their hands, and the parents will have to find a moving company, sell their house (if they own it), and take inventory of their possessions. Even if a family rents their living space rather than own it, they have to clear everything out, and this often means shrinking the overall stock of items. The average American household today has a huge 300,000 items in it, ranging from silverware to books to kids’ toys and furniture. Many of these items may not even be useful or in good repair anymore, and a move is a fine time to streamline things.
Items in a household can be streamlined and sorted either by room or by category. Categories may include clothing, books, electronics, hobby items, paperwork, and more. For clothes in particular, everyone in the house can gather all clothing and personal accessories and put them in a single pile to determine how much there really is. Everyone can then sort out what they want to keep and what they can donate to charity, and this can make the remaining wardrobe easier to move. The same can be done for kids’ toys, and unneeded paperwork can be shredded and recycled. Unnecessary furniture can be given away or even put in a storage unit elsewhere, and even a leftover vehicle may be put in storage as well. Reducing inventory makes moving faster and possibly cheaper, too.
A moving company can be found online, and a good company will provide all necessary trucks and trailers and will also have positive customer reviews. Moving crews will help their clients load furniture and boxes of items onto their trucks, with items packed tightly and held with straps to prevent them from jostling or falling over during transit. And if the new address has roads too narrow for bigger trucks, items can be transferred to smaller vehicles and delivered to the new address that way.