Has the idea of moving to a new town, city, or country been on your mind? Whether you’re serious or just thinking about it, there’s no doubt that moving somewhere else will have a strong impact on your life. If you’re like many people, the start of a new decade is the perfect time to take this risk.

According to statistics, over 35 million Americans relocate to a new home every year. So what are the drivers and motivations of these people who decide to move? At Simonik Moving & Storage, we’ve helped people move to new homes near and far for over four decades. During this time, our long-distance and local movers have encountered countless reasons as to why people move. In this article, we will share some of the common signs that tell us it’s time to move on.

You’re Struggling Financially

Do you find yourself always broke or living paycheck to paycheck? Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate and carefully think about if you can really afford to live in your current city. Not all cities are equal—some have higher costs of living than others. So if you have been struggling financially, it is a good decision to relocate someplace else where you can live more comfortably. If you’re interested in researching your options and comparing the cost of living in certain areas of the country, check out these statistics from the US Department of State. Or, if you’d like to find out what things cost all over the country, take a look at resources from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

You’re Simply Not Happy

Perhaps you have bad memories associated with your current city, or you’re simply bored of the routine. In other cases, it’s bad relationships or a toxic environment. There are many reasons why we might feel as though the grass could be greener somewhere else, and sometimes we’re right. Whatever the reason for your unhappiness is, this could be all the reason you need to decide on relocation. 

If you can pursue your passion, achieve your dreams, or land a higher-paying job in a different city, relocating is a practical decision. Sure, it can be risky to leave everything behind and step out of your comfort zone, but it can be very rewarding in the long run.

You Don’t Feel Safe

Have you been robbed or have heard of such incidents within your vicinity? Do you have disruptive neighbors and gang fights are a common view? If you feel unsafe in your current community, moving to a new area can be a great decision for peace-of-mind and the well-being and safety of you and your family.

Your Life Plans Have Changed

Are you dreaming of changing careers? Are you hoping to start a family this year? If your plans have changed and you believe that living in a different city is more conducive to these new priorities, it is time to relocate.

You’re Bored With Your Surroundings

It may be a stressful commute and traffic, overly expensive rent, or something as petty as the weather. Whatever it is about the place you live, if you find yourself complaining about your city half the time, then it could be the right time to move. Research different areas of the world and imagine what type of lifestyle you can lead there. Chances are, there’s a place out there that will offer the peace of mind and contentment that you’ve been looking for in life.

Relocating to a New Home? Our Expert Movers Can Help!

Relocating can be a stressful process, no matter how promising the outcome will be. If you’ve already made up your mind about making your move in 2020, make sure you have a team of top-notch movers to help you make a smooth transition into a new life. 

Simonik Moving & Storage, Inc. is a trusted full-service moving company and reliable Allied Van Lines agent in New Jersey. Established in 1977, our certified team of local and long-distance movers brings a wealth of experience to the table, offering high-quality moving solutions at affordable prices. As the 10th largest agent in Allied Van Line’s National Network, you can be sure that we count with the world-class resources to make your move will be a success. 

For more information, give our team a call or fill out our online form to request a free, in-home estimate and consultation.