Chicago Relocation
 

A nation of movers….

December 29, 2014

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John D’Ambrogio

 

America is a nation of movers. While populations of past eras frequently lived and died a few miles from the place where they were born, American people today are considerably more nomadic.

 

Every five years, approximately 75% of the population relocates somewhere — either within their own state, to another state entirely, or even out of the country. Over the course of a lifetime, your average American will live in anywhere from 11 to 13 different homes.

 

With all that moving comes a lot of stress and uncertainty. Moving can be a complicated and nerve-wracking enterprise. Families with children and pets to think about can face even greater challenges.

 

Unfortunately, many of those lists of “moving tips” you see everywhere focus heavily on the importance of packing boxes and making checklists. An orderly packing crate and a crossed-off list of to-do items can be very satisfying, but they won’t tell you how to help your kids handle the move, or where to make friends once you’re settled in your new home.

 

Areavibes, a website devoted to bringing a more “human element” to the moving experience, wanted to make a list that reflected less on the mechanical details of moving to a new house, and more on the steps that can make moving to a new home a joyful, exciting experience. In short, something you can’t always get from a checklist.

 

With that goal in mind, Areavibes gathered a wealth of first-hand information from real bloggers with a wide array of moving experience. They condensed that powerful expertise into one monster list of moving tips.

 

The authors of this list have moved a combined total of over fifty times, spanning twenty states and three countries — and each of them have the kind of first-hand moving advice you won’t get anywhere else.

 

These 105 items can help you transform the stress of moving into the exciting, life-changing step it should be. So enjoy, and happy moving!

 

ifty times, spanning twenty states and three countries — and each of them have the kind of first-hand moving advice you won’t get anywhere else.

 

These 105 items can help you transform the stress of moving into the exciting, life-changing step it should be. So enjoy, and happy moving!

 

 

 

 

 

This infographic is brought to you by the team at AreaVibes, a site that helps you find the best places to live. For more relocation advice, check out 105 Tips for a Successful Relocation.