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10 Interesting Moving Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Monday, June 11, 2018 20:47
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Are you looking to move sometime soon? If so, you aren’t alone.

According to statistics, trading in one address for another is a popular phenomenon in some countries.

A 2012 survey by Duproprio found that almost one-third of Canada’s population relocates every five years. And, even then, that’s still not enough for some. Duproprio’s survey also revealed that 14% of Canadian homeowners wish they move every year.

Canada’s not the only place you’ll find surprising facts about moving.

We’ve searched the globe to come up with a list of interesting moving facts you probably have never heard. Read on to find out what fun facts we discovered about people on the move!

10 Peculiar Facts About Moving

People’s behavior doesn’t always make sense. When it comes to moving, the strange facts that we’ve uncovered proved that peculiar behavior follows people where ever they live.

Here are some odd facts about moving and where we move that you may have never guessed.

1. City Versus Country?

A whopping 82% of North Americans prefer to live in an urban setting. Approximately 473.8 million people have made their home in the city, according to data released by the Guardian. As more and more people are choosing to flock to cities, dwellings are getting increasingly smaller in major urban areas.

2. People With a History of Moving Frequently Tend to Consider Things and Friendships “Disposable”

One recent study links those who move frequently to be more apt to regard their things and their relationships as disposable, according to the Atlantic When you perceive your belongings and your friends as easily replaceable, they aren’t as difficult to bid goodbye.

3. If You Don’t Want a House Payment, Consider the Tiny House Trend

According to an Oregon-based news source, 68% of people living in tiny houses don’t have to worry about paying their mortgage on time. This is because these homeowners are living mortgage free. So, if you’re looking to live without much overhead, you may want to consider hopping aboard the tiny house trend.

4. This Year, Tiny House Owners Hit 10,000…The Reasons Homeowners are Downsizing Varies

While many people dream of living large, at least 10,000 appear to be content living tiny. As of 2018, 10,000 people are living in tiny houses, which are usually classified as under 400 square feet.

What’s the motivation behind the tiny house movement?

Many of these dwellers are interested in simplifying their lives and cutting costs of living. But, for some, it goes deeper than that.

Women belonging to the Native tribe of the First Nations of British Columbia recently formed an activist group calling themselves “Tiny House Warriors”. The tribe’s members resorted to tiny house living to aid them in blocking a pipeline development, according to Yes Magazine.

5. 13 Million Kids Accustomed to Life on the Move

An incredible 13 million kids under age 19 move every single year of their lives, according to the Census Bureau, reports My Move. While children are sure to gain insight and experience, life on the move can have its’ downsides, too.

6. Moving is the 3rd Most Stressful Life Event

The Employee Relocation Council classifies moving as the third most stressful life event that one can experience. The stress experienced from moving is preceded only by the stress caused by death or divorce.

So, before you consider packing up and heading out, you need to be sure you have support and resources in place if possible. This can help to minimize the potential stress that may occur when transitioning into your new home.

7. The Top Reason Why Folks Relocate

There are lots of reasons why families may decide to move: better school systems, a change of scenery, a bigger house, sunny skies, or warmer weather. But, the main reason people relocate is none of these.

Most moves occur because of people’s jobs, which can add to an already stressful situation. Sometimes, this means that family members move at different times, causing a period of separation.

And, in some cases, moving increases the cost of living by up to 15% when you move to the urban areas most popular for their career opportunities, such as New York City. In addition, utility costs can go up when relocating to a more populated region, such as DC.

Add these issues to the social consequences often incurred when moving, and a new job or position within your company and it can create tension-filled circumstances for the entire family.

Taking precautions to keep frustrations and anxiety at bay can help, urges an article published by the Wall Street Journal.

8. Moving During Earliest Years of Life May Impact Mental Health

If you have a child younger than two years old, you may want to stay put and wait until they have a birthday or two. One study found children’s “sensitive period” most likely to affect mental health later in life occurs prior to age two.

9. Canadians Have So Much Stuff That They Now Boast the Biggest Self-Storage Industry in the World

One of the least fun things about moving is having to find a new home for all of our stuff. Transferring our belongings from one place to another isn’t always as simple as it might sound. Thank goodness for storage facilities, which can come as a major help when relocating, especially into a smaller space.

Canadians are now placed in the same category as their American neighbors for owning excessive amounts of stuff. Canada is now the world leader in the self-storage industry.

So, even if they own way too much, at least they can keep the clutter out of sight.

10. While Many People Dream of Traveling Abroad, Canadians Prefer Staying at Home

According to a 2016 poll, most Canadians have lived or traveled abroad. But, one of the poll’s most surprising findings may be that although many Canadians leave their country at some point, the bulk of Canada’s citizens would prefer to spend the holidays vacationing at home.

Even those who move out of the country tend to make the relocation a temporary one. The greatest percentage of these movers reportedly return back to reclaim Canada as home.

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Check out our blog to learn weird facts about some of the most unusual places on the planet!

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