Moving Wilmington

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep on moving. - Albert Einstein.

The philosophy of life continually moving on is reflected in the number of Americans that move houses. Americans move house more than any other nationality and it is part of American culture.

Throughout American history, there have been migration trends. For example, in the early 1800s, there was an extensive migration west and then in the mid -1800s, there was extensive migration to the cities during the Industrial Revolution. The migration happened again in the 1950s and 60s as Americans migrated from the cities out to the suburbs.

Moving house can be done using your own resources or by using a professional removalist company like Moving Wilmington. Moving house using your own resources is a cheaper method but it is also a lot more stressful and is in fact rated the third most stressful event that occurs in a person’s lifetime.   

Some statistics.
Analysts estimate that approximately 9.8 percent of the American populace move house in the period of a year. In 2019 nearly 31 million Americans moved houses (or 15.3 million American households) and the removalist industry generated approximately $90 million.

Statistics also offer some interesting insights into the type of people moving house. The total amount of Americans moving each year in America is composed of 44% home moves 38% corporate moves, military 16% of moves, and government agency moves 2%.

The demographic that moves the most is home renters and the category most likely to use a professional removalist firm such as Moving Wilmington, is corporations.

Why people move house
The US census bureau has recorded the reasons why Americans are moving house and these are: Other reasons Americans moved home include divorce, wanting to live in a better neighborhood, health reasons, retirement, moving to a better neighborhood, in search of a better climate, foreclosure/eviction, or because of a natural disaster.

Statistics also show that the average American mover is part of a couple aged between 18 and 34 and has between 1 or 2 children.

An inside look at the moving industry
It is estimated that there are currently over 7,000 professional moving companies in America operating from more than 13,900 locations. The majority of these professional moving companies are small to medium size companies like Moving Wilmington.

The moving industry is a major employer directly providing over 200,000 jobs and it generates over $9.5 Billion in revenue a year, then, if you add in the directly associated industries such as the U-Haul and Self-Storage the moving industry over $49 Billion.

The main demographic when it comes to people who are moving the most are family moves, corporate moves, military moves, and government agencies.

The effects of the pandemic.
The Covid 19 pandemic regulations and shutdowns affected nearly all industries and the removalist industry was no exception. The industry experienced a decrease in demand in 2020 and together with closures, lockdowns, and staff shortages 2020 was a very hard year for professional removalist companies like Moving Wilmington. 

However, the removalist industry is currently experiencing a resurgence, and companies are booked out three weeks in advance. In fact, the industry is so robust some companies do not have enough drivers to meet the demand.

How the removalist industry is becoming environmentally friendly
Like many other industries, the moving services industry is experiencing a renewed focus on environmental friendliness, (going green) and sustainability. The first-way moving services companies are becoming more environmentally friendly is by using environmentally friendly packing materials. The removalist industry in America uses tons of packaging every day and in line with the going green agenda, companies like Moving Wilmington are now using environmentally friendly materials such as biodegradable cardboard and polystyrene, plus they are returning used packaging materials to their clients so they can be used again.

Other ways removalist companies are adapting to the focus on environmental friendliness include using minimum emission fuel-efficient engines or electrically powered vehicles, planning efficient routes, recycling office waste, and using energy-efficient office equipment.