It’s the year 2020—the start of a new decade! For many people, this signals a good time for a fresh start and new beginnings. If you are thinking of a bold move to improve your life significantly in the year ahead, why not push through with a major change—a relocation to a new town, city, or country? 

According to statistics, over 35 million Americans relocate every year. While the US census reported this figure as low in comparison to past decades, that’s still a lot of people—and we expect the numbers to be even higher in the 20s. At Prestige Moving & Storage, our long-distance and local movers have certainly seen an influx in customers making long-distance moves since the beginning of 2020, and all have various reasons behind their decisions to make a fresh start in a new home miles away.

For those of you considering a long-distance or even an international move to a new home, there are certainly plenty of things to consider before making a final decision. In any case, here are some of the most telling signs that it’s time to consider relocation this year—and how a change-of-address can lead you to a brighter and better future in the ‘20s and beyond. 

You’re Interested in New Career Opportunities

Let’s face it, some cities offer better career opportunities than others. So if you are unmotivated and tired of your job or the pay just isn’t enough to cover your growing expenses, then the start of the new decade is probably the best time to get a better job and improve your situation once and for all. 

Depending on your industry, you may find better luck in a city or town that offers better opportunities for growth and expansion. The US census reports that the fastest-growing cities are in the South and West of the country, respectively, with Phoenix, Arizona topping off the list. Other cities in the top five include San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas, Seattle, Washington, and Charlotte, North Carolina. 

You’re Sick of the Daily Grind

Whether it’s the traffic, the commute, the entertainment, or your neighborhood, if you’re sick of the area where you live, daily life can be a struggle. Relocation can offer an exciting and refreshing change. There are a lot of different cities to live in right here in the USA, or if you’re really adventurous, all over the world—and changing the scenery can transform your life in numerous ways.

Of course, relocating somewhere new should never be an impulsive decision. Ideally, you’ll have thought things through and considered where to move and why you think you’ll love living there. If you’re thinking about moving just to experience a change, do your homework first—and be realistic about moving and how it can make you a happier, healthier person. 

A Bigger or Smaller Budget

Money is often the cause that sparks a relocation, whether it’s an increase or a decrease in finances. If you can’t afford to live in the area where you are, moving to a cheaper city or town can provide a huge relief. On the other hand, if you’ve received an influx in your finances and can suddenly afford to buy your dream house, live closer to the ocean, or to simply move to a nicer area, 2020’s the perfect time to get started living your best life. In either case, check resources for salary and cost-of-living information from the US Department of State to find out the facts about the area you want to live in next.

You Simply Want a Change for the New Decade

Whatever your motivations are for wanting to achieve a significant change in your life, moving to a new city is perhaps the best way to achieve one. By doing this, you will experience a change in your environment, be exposed to new opportunities and experiences, and meet new people. 

If these signs apply to your current situation and you are brave enough to step out of your comfort zone, then now may be the best time to move to a new city. While relocating can be challenging in general, there are ways to ease the burden of move-related tasks. 

Top-Quality Moving Services in Oregon

Prestige Moving and Storage is one of the largest moving companies in Oregon. Our local and long-distance movers are equipped and trained to provide the solutions you need in order to experience a well-planned and successful move. 

For more information about planning a relocation project with us, or about our storage warehouses in Portland and Bend, Oregon, give our team a call. You can also get started with your next move now by filling out our online form to request a free, in-home pricing estimate and moving consultation with our local and long-distance movers.