During your lifetime, the average family moves two to three times. The first move a person most likely makes is usually during their childhood years when their family relocates or moves into a bigger home. The second time a person will move is usually when he or she graduates from high school and moves to a nearby college. The third move a person usually makes is when he or she starts their own family, or they get married.
Outside of the usual moves listed above, there are sometimes other reasons why other people move more often during their lifetime. Some individuals will move up to 10 times before they are really ready to settle down and grow roots somewhere. Below are some reasons why people that move a lot do so.
- Finances – Probably the most common and may not seem as secretive is a financial reason to why that person is moving. This can be a negative or a positive financial change in their life. Obviously, if you cannot afford your home mortgage or rent, you may be forced to move to a cheaper place. Otherwise, if you recently got a raise and make a lot more money each year, you may choose to move to a more luxurious house which of course will cost more.
- They just want something different – As people grow into adulthood, they realize that they must become more financially responsible. With that said, it does not make financial sense to move based on being bored or tired of the same house. If you can afford your home or apartment, you should stay and grow your credit. In some cases, though, some adults confess that the only reason they decided to move to a new place is because they just became bored of the place in which they were living.
- They don’t like their landlord – When living in a rental property, you are most likely to have a landlord which is your personal property manager. The landlord can dictate the rules and regulations of the property. In some cases, some landlords will abuse their power which sometimes forces their tenants to make the decision to leave. Although this doesn’t happen frequently, when it does, people tend to keep this a secret for why they are moving as they don’t want it to seem like they can’t get along with people or follow the property rules. It may also come off as they got evicted from their property.
- They are embarrassed – For obvious reasons, this is probably the most kept reason for someone to relocate. No one likes to be embarrassed, so if you experience a situation where you were embarrassed for whatever reason, someone wouldn’t want to live in a home that would not make them feel uncomfortable living there and facing their neighbors on a daily basis. However, only some will have the luxury of relocating for a silly reason such as embarrassment.