Moving is one of those things we hope to never do again—at least that’s the case for many of us. So, you might be surprised to learn that the average person in the United States will move 11 times during their lifetime! Why so often? If you’re wondering what moves people, then read on to learn about five of the most common reasons for relocation during the average lifetime.

1. Moving Away from Home for the First Time

Whether starting college or a new job, usually the first move happens when it’s time to move out of your parent’s/guardian's home. This can be an exciting and also scary time with all the challenges of young adult life looming in the not so distant future. Even so, having your own place, even when shared with a dorm-mate or buddy, is one of those early-adult moves many of us experience—for better or worse.

2. Seeking New Career Opportunities

Starting a new job is one of the most common reasons for relocation, and one that can happen several times throughout our lives. When planned, this can be an exciting and enjoyable time. Other times such a move is born out of necessity and forced on you, which can be stressful to say the least.

3. Raising a Family

When children enter the picture, many often find themselves concerned with things they had not considered before. This can lead to making a move to be closer to family, to benefit from a better educational system for their children, or to leave the hustle and bustle of city life—not to mention buying a more spacious home!

4. Relationship Status Change

During our lives, relationships often change. Whether we are getting married for the first time, re-marrying, or when it’s time for our own children to leave the nest, we might find ourselves either upgrading or downsizing in order to meet our shifting needs.

5. Retirement

When it’s time to retire, you might find that your priorities change a bit. Some want to move closer to family, while others want to travel the country. Some want to enjoy a more peaceful atmosphere, and others prefer to live in an area that offers a lot of activities for senior living. Whichever the case, this usually means making a move. 

Whatever Moves You, Our Charlotte Movers Are Here When You Need Us

One thing is certain in life, and that is change. As changes come, our living needs usually change also—and that means relocation. At Charlotte Van & Storage, our Mayflower moving company has what it takes to help ease your transition so you can focus on anything but the hassles of moving!

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