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To move or not to move: Is Moving for me?

September 5th, 2012 - 3:45 PM

To move or not to move
That is the question, so the experts at U-Pack have come up with some questions for you to ask yourself to see if moving is something you should do!


  • What do I not like about where I currently live?
  • What would I change about my current place of residence to improve it?
  • Does the weather make a difference in how I live my day-to-day life?
  • What is my ideal climate?
  • Is there someone who can replace me if a family member or friend needs help and I am unable to be there for them?
  • What benefits (like child care, etc.) are important in choosing my potential new city?
  • What makes another city better than the place I am currently living at?
  • Is there a person that I want to be in closer proximity to?
  • Are there any special needs that the new location must meet?
  • Is it easy for me to move back to my old location after I move to the new location?
  • Do I need my new location to be easily accessible to where I currently live so that I can visit family and friends frequently?
  • What is my ideal neighborhood?

You and your family

  • If I move to another place, what will I miss the least?
  • If I move to another place, what will I miss the most?
  • Is there anyone who I provide care or support for that would not benefit from my move?
  • Who will benefit from my move?
  • What people do I not look forward to moving away from? Can I find new people to fill their roles? If not, how will I fill those voids?
  • Can I easily make friends with new people?
  • Is this potential move a necessity or personal preference?
  • Would I be unhappy if I delayed my move?
  • Who are my ideal neighbors?
  • Will this move allow me to grow as a person?
  • Are there any big risks I am taking by moving?
  • Will I be able to continue my hobbies and interests in a new city?
  • Does the community environment in which I currently live match my personal community values?
  • Is there a certain situation that makes moving the best choice for my happiness?
  • How will moving make me happier?
  • Could I find a satisfying job in a new city?
  • Will my children or spouse be okay with moving?
  • Is my family emotionally and physically ready to move?
  • How would I get emotional support once I move to my new city?
  • Are my kids okay with moving during the school year?
  • What is the best time to move for my children and/or work?

Living Expenses

  • What can I afford to spend on a move?
  • What is the cost of living in my potential new city compared to the place I currently live?
  • What is the unemployment rate in my potential new state?
  • What is the housing availability status in my potential new city?
  • Is the crime rate higher or lower in my potential new city?
  • Is the education quality for my kids better or worse in the potential new city?
  • Could I afford to move in the future, or is now my only option?
  • If I move far away from my family, can I afford to travel to see them in person later on?
Only you can decide if moving is the right choice for you. If you have a family, make the topic of moving a team discussion so that everyone can be open and honest with one another. If you think that moving IS the right choice for you, start comparing movers by getting a free moving quote from U-Pack!