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Should You Stay in the Same State or Move Across the Country?

If you're thinking about moving for a change and to have a fresh start somewhere, you have a lot to consider. One choice you'll have to make is whether you want to stay in the same state with the help of a local mover or move across the country. Many people make this same decision every year. In fact, roughly 31 million Americans move every year, according to MoveBuddah. But their decisions are theirs, and you need to make the choice that's right for you.

The Costs of Staying Versus Going

The costs are a major influence unless you're very well-off. Generally speaking, a move within the same state would typically cost less than an out-of-state move. A cross-country move can be very expensive, even heading into five-digit territory if you have a lot of belongings.

The Amount of Paperwork You'll Face

If you have a local mover help you move and you stay in the same state, you're not going to face much in the way of paperwork. You'll have address changes, car registration changes, and more, but you won't need to get a new license, for example. If you move out of state, your administrative tasks increase substantially. You have to apply for a new license, you may have to have your car inspected and deal with a new car registration system, you have to find new doctors, dentists, optometrists, car mechanics, insurance agents, and even substitutes for your favorite foods if they're regional and not available in your new location.

Changing Cultures and Large Versus Small States

Finally, as you look at moving within the same state or crossing state lines, think about the culture where you are and where you want to go. Are you trying to find a place that is safer for you? Maybe moving to another city in the same state is the best choice if you want a fresh start because other states are too politically different. Maybe, if you're in a large state, you just need to move to the other end. Or, maybe you need to head clear across the country because you want more diversity and your state doesn't seem to offer it.

As you can see there are many reasons people choose the move within their state, and many reasons people decide to move cross-country. Take time to think about this information so that when you do move, you make the right move. Give us a call today at We Haul For You to get started with the local mover St Cloud trusts.