Category Archives: Moving Advice

Industry Statistics Illustrate How and Why Americans are Moving

Moving BoxesGetting ready to pack up and move to a new home this season? You’re not alone. According to the most recent industry estimates from the American Moving & Storage Assocation (AMSA), about 11 percent of Americans—more than 35 million people—move every year.

The reasons Americans cite for moving vary widely, but according to the AMSA the most common motivation for moving is the simple desire to find a better home or apartment. Other common reasons include changes in employment and family-related considerations.

So where are all these Americans moving to?

You can see a visual representation of the country’s moving trends in this interactive map! It’s worth noting that while millions of Americans are moving every year, 2017 actually had the lowest moving rate of any year since the Census Bureau began tracking this statistic in 1948. This is due in large part to the fact that millennials are more inclined to stay put than their parents and grandparents were during the 20th century.

In its latest report, the AMSA also found that surprising number of Americans are choosing to move their belongings on their own without the help of professionals. While about 33 percent of people choose to hire professional movers, 45 percent rent a truck and move themselves. The remaining 22 percent move their belongings completely unassisted.

Need a hand with your next move? The caring, talented team at All Awesome Movers would be happy to help. Give us a call or contact us online to reserve your appointment today!

How to Prepare for a Last-Minute Move

Moving tends to be a challenge even when you have months to prepare, so you can imagine how tough it can be to move at the last minute. There’s no doubt that this will be a stressful experience, but the good news is there are some simple steps you can take to make your last-minute… Continue Reading

Tips for Moving in Nasty Weather

Hurricane Florence is en route to the East Coast, and our area is likely to see some serious wind and rainfall by the end of the week. This got us thinking about some of the worst storms we’ve had to contend with in the past. Moving on rainy days is always a challenge, but bad… Continue Reading

Keep These Moving Tips in Mind This Summer

Getting ready to make a big move this season? Thanks to its generally favorable weather conditions and the fact that kids are on vacation from school, summer is a particularly popular time of year for homeowners to move. That said, there are a few special considerations to keep in mind if you plan on moving… Continue Reading

Kitchen Packing Tips for Your Next Move

Because of the sheer volume of items we keep tucked away in our cabinets, packing up a kitchen in preparation for a move can be a real challenge. There are all kinds of fragile kitchen items that can get broken during a move, so it’s important to plan carefully before you start putting things in… Continue Reading

How to Make Your Next Move Easier on the Kids

Moving can be stressful for anyone, but it tends to be especially difficult for young children. If your son or daughter has spent most of their life living in your current home, they may have trouble adjusting to the idea of packing up their belongings and moving to a new home in an unfamiliar neighborhood.… Continue Reading

How to Make Your New House Feel More Like Home

Even after you move all your belonging into your new house, it can take a while before it really starts to feel like a home. This transition tends to be especially difficult for kids, but it can be hard for adults to get acclimated to their new environment as well. Change is always challenging, but… Continue Reading