Web Watch has always heard that in order to succeed at your career, you should always move whenever the company asked you to change locations.
And while that works for large-scale, across-the-country type stuff, Web Watch is fascinated by those people we know who just decide to move down the street for no real reason at all. We know plenty of people who change apartments on a whim, or move within a mile or two of their current home just because they felt like it.
We also know people who bought a house next door to their childhood home, in order to stay close to their parents and friends in the local area.
So while moving next door to your parents may seem a little odd to most, it does seem to work for them.
Why did you choose to live where you live now? Was it family who brought you closer, or were there other factors at play that made you move to a new location?
According to the Census Bureau, there are FOUR PRIMARY REASONS THAT PEOPLE CHOOSE TO MOVE:
- A new job or job transfer
- Wanted cheaper housing
- Wanted new/better home or apartment
- Wanted to own a home instead of renting
Some could even classify the reasons for moving into three main categories that mirror the above listing:
- Job reasons
- Family reasons
- Housing reasons
The overall leading reason why people would move within their current county would be for improved housing. The leading reason why people move between states is for one’s job.
Moving can be cathartic – you’ll find things that you’ll never even remember you even owned. If Web Watch can give you one hint: if you move a box to more than one home without opening it, chances are you can throw it out without even looking to see what’s inside of it.