Have you ever felt unsatisfied with the life you’ve been living in your current city or town? For many people, the new year means re-evaluating our lifestyles and deciding what to change that will make it better in some way. Relocation, whether it’s for a job transfer, a career change, a relationship, or simply for a new adventure, is bound to have an enormous effect on how we live our lives. For that reason, a surprisingly common way that people seek to improve their situations is through relocation—especially at the start of a new decade.

If you’re considering hiring a team of long-distance movers to move your household in 2020, you’re in the right place. Take a look at some of the things you’ll need to consider for moving in the new decade from our team of relocation specialists at A. Arnold Moving.

Things to Consider When Deciding to Move

Everyone has different concerns and priorities when it comes to living our best lives.  The reasons you decide to move will undoubtedly vary at least somewhat from anyone else’s, however, the typical reasons for relocation usually fall under the same categories. 

Making the decision to move means carefully weighing your options and the benefits and downsides of each one. Here are some of the most important factors to consider when making the decision to relocate in 2020.

  • Can I Afford to Move?: If you’re moving out of an expensive city and into a more affordable one, this could be a huge benefit to consider that will help you and your family live more comfortably. Needless to say, a move into a more expensive city or town can take a bit more consideration and planning—and it’s always important to know whether you can actually afford it or not. An excellent resource to use to determine what the cost of living is in each area of the country is the US Department of State. Their helpful guide will help you to understand what you can expect to earn and spend in different US cities—useful information that will allow you to plan realistically. 

  • Employment: In line with the previous point, this is another biggie. Unless you’re rich or retired, you still need to work for a living. With that in mind, you’ll want to consider locations that match well with your chosen occupation. Some industries are more prevalent than others in certain locations, so keep that in mind. Of course, telecommuting is becoming more of a thing with each passing year—so this concern may not apply to you now or in the near future.

  • International Considerations: Many Americans move abroad every year, for a variety of reasons. However, there are rules to follow. Do you have your visa, passport, and other required documents? Plus, you’ll want to work with international movers that know exactly how to pull off an international relocation project with ease. This is one category that requires extensive research and time to pull off smoothly.

  • Crime Rate: No matter where you choose to live, we expect you’ll want to feel and be safe. The easiest way to accomplish this is to live in an area with low crime rates. If you’re not sure what states are good ones to consider feel free to explore this report, which has plenty of statistics to help you make a decision.

  • Living it Up: What kind of entertainment or activities would you like to have access to you in the area where you live? Take the time to research what different states and cities have to offer in the way of entertainment and things to do. Check city pages and social media groups before moving to see what kind of lifestyle you can have in a new part of the world.

Move into a New Decade with A. Arnold Moving

At A. Arnold Relocation, our local movers have proudly been the mover of choice for over 100 years. Since our beginnings in the industry over a century ago, we’ve always strived to provide exceptional moving solutions and services for customers in Kentucky, Indiana, and around the world. We’ve honed our relocation experience to deliver the top-rated international, long-distance, local and other moving services. 

If you’re interested in making a move anywhere in the world, we can help you—with affordable, state-of-the-art services that are personalized to suit your moving needs.  For more information about A. Arnold Moving, give us a call to speak with our team now. Or, fill out our online form to request a free, in-home pricing estimate and relocation consultation.