4 Reasons Now Might Be the Time to Move Houses

Have you been considering moving to a new house, city, or state? Many Americans have put their moving plans on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and fears of a significant recession. But should you put your own plans aside? The answer may be 'no', and here are four of the best reasons to move forward.

1. Moving Services Are Essential. Many states and counties have deemed moving companies to be essential businesses that should stay open during the pandemic. But with most people and businesses halting their plans or sheltering in place, business might be low in your area. This is a good time, then, to look for good deals on moving packages and get priority service you might not get in a crowded market. 

2. Sheltering In Place Is Hard. Even when you love your home and it works well for your needs, sheltering in place is a challenge. How much more so is self-isolation in a place that's too small, too inefficient, too dreary, or too outdated. Many experts predict that sheltering in place will have to continue, on some level, for months or even years. Do you want to face this in your current home or in a better situation?

3. The Recession Will Last. The coming recession is unprecedented in scope and style, so things aren't likely to "go back to normal" within a few months. So if you have the means to make a move but want to wait it out, you may be waiting a while. While some sources predict that the recession will begin to fade after the successful application of a vaccine, consider how long you want to wait and how your current job or business market will be affected.

4. Now Is the Time for Family. Do your moving plans involve being closer to family or friends? Do you want to be more available to help older relatives, parents, or grandparents? Have you considered moving back home with your own parents while self-isolating? Do you want to be in familiar stomping grounds for your own mental health? If your plans will help you manage the stressful situation in 2020, the sooner you make that change, the better you will feel and the better you can cope. 

Whether you are motivated by financial savings, the desire to make a positive change, or the need to be closer to friends and family, moving houses now could be the right way to make the best out of a difficult situation. Learn more by talking with a moving company in your area today.