Do the Pro's Outweigh the Con's for Your Move?

Do the Pro's Outweigh the Con's for Your Move

  1. There Are So Many Factors to Consider When Moving...
  2. Financial & Career Considerations
  3. Cultural Influences
  4. Becoming Independent 
  5. The Biggest Con to Moving 
  6. How Will the Move Affect the Well-Being of Children?
  7. Can You Culturally & Socially Adjust to Your New Environment?
  8. Deciding Factors

1. There Are So Many Factors to Consider When Moving... 

There are a lot of things to consider when moving. Whether you are moving across the country or just across town, there are things that must be looked at in order to make the best choices when moving. Depending on the length of your move, there will be many things on your mind that the moving company simply will not handle. In the case of a long distance move, a lot more weight falls on the shoulders of the person moving. The emotional stress of moving can be gravely difficult, which is why listing pros vs cons are very important. 

Along with the act of moving by itself, it is also very difficult to make a major life change, especially if it requires that you move to a new state. Moving across the country for a job is a major reason that people move, as well as personal reasons. Sometimes, moves are more stressful due to the circumstances that may be surrounding the move. The positives to making a move of any distance may outweigh the risks, however. Taking the right amount of time to consider the pros and cons of moving will make the process much easier, should you decide to relocate.

2. Financial & Career Considerations

If you are having trouble thinking about some pros and cons of moving, consider what your quality of life would bet you were to move. Try to visualize yourself living your life in the new location. Is it something that appeals to you? If you are moving because of a job opportunity, consider how much the company you are moving for really means to you, as well as if a relocation across state lines is really something you are willing to do in order to keep your position. Consider whether or not your budget allows for a comfortable life in the new area and what the cost of moving a house might be. Take some time to research what it will be like to live in the new location in terms of finances, as well as how hard it would be to make a move based on how much you have to spend and the amount of time to move to the new location. Moving across the country for a job may be just what you need to do if you feel as though your career cannot develop in the area you are currently living in. You will be presented with an array of networking opportunities in your new area. The move may even prompt you to change your career.

3. Cultural Influences 

If your move is not influenced by your career or money, but more by concerns regarding personal life, then there are a few good things that you can put on the ‘pro’ side of relocation as well. For example, moving to a new location allows for an individual to grow. While relocating across the country may seem like something that only a crazy person would do, it is actually very common for single people, couples, or even families with children to make a cross country move. Relocating across the country allows you to immerse yourself in a new culture and way of life that will be different from the same, possibly boring, life that you lead in the old location. The ability to meet new people and expand the social circle is a major selling point for many people who are wondering whether or not they should relocate across the country.

4. Becoming Independent

Relocating alone is a great way for you to test out independence, and will also allow you to become stronger and braver. Moving across the country will also allow you to consider how much you really need ALL of the items you own. A lot of clutter can accumulate in your life when you stay in one place for too long, and you might not even be aware of it because you are so used to and comfortable with your surroundings. Since relocating across the country could cost a fortune if you have too many items, it is always smart to get rid of things that you don’t need in order to save money. Getting rid of some items that you don’t need will also enable you to fill your life with new and exciting things. It has been scientifically proven that relocating to a new area has positive health benefits as well. Getting out and finding new places to frequent can be stimulating. This kind of stimulation is good for mental health, as well as physical.

5. The Biggest Con to Moving

For a lot of people, the worst aspect of relocation is that they often do it alone, leaving behind family and friends. While some people have family and friends spread out all over the country, most people do not have this luxury, meaning that they will have to face the bleak reality of saying goodbye to people they care about the most. Even though it is easier than ever to contact people back home through video chat or social media, nothing compares to seeing a movie with your best friend that you have known for ten years or going to your mom's house when you aren't feeling well.

6. How Will The Move Affect the Well-Being of Children?

If you are moving with children, then you will also have to consider the toll that relocating across the country will have on them. They will have to change schools, leave their friends, and drop out of any extracurriculars they are a part of. Assume that they are feeling the same exact way you feel about moving. Chances are, they feel exactly the same as you do. However, since younger children handle things differently that more mature adults, there is a good chance that the move will be resented and resisted by your children. Moving somewhere new will take a lot of adjustments.

7. Can You Culturally & Socially Adjust to Your New Environment?

If you are moving alone, the culture of the new place will be something that takes getting used to. It will not be easy to adjust to the social expectations of the new city, especially if you are moving overseas. If you are moving to another country, the language barrier can also be something that is difficult to get around and adjust to. The cost of the move is also something that deters people from relocating. Moving long distance is definitely has drawbacks in terms of cost. Long distance moves are often more expensive than local ones, and costs are calculated based on different things. There are many different companies that you can go with, but researching these will take a good amount of time, and finding the right one will take just as long.

8. Deciding Factors

The pros and cons of moving are a deciding factor for many people when faced with the option or need to relocate. While there are a lot of pros to be considered when relocating, there are also some things that could be seen as negative. The pros and cons of moving are things that must be looked at from all angles. Getting a sense of the positive and negative aspects of moving can make it easy to choose what next city move is best for your life.

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