It’s safe to say that we’re all looking forward to improving our lives in 2020. The start of a new decade is always an exciting time for people full of hope and inspiration for bigger and better things to come. For some people, this could mean moving to a new town or city and starting a new life. While relocating can be a huge risk, especially if you’ve gotten comfortable where you are or have lived your whole life in just one place, expanding your world and experiencing new things can bring positive benefits to you and your family.

According to, roughly 35.5 million Americans move every year. Whether it’s a job transfer, health reasons, or a need for a change of pace, there are plenty of reasons why people want to relocate. If you’re thinking about changing things up a little in 2020 with a move, take a look at this information from our long-distance movers and local movers at Allied Alaska. We’re revealing some of the most common factors that people use to make up their minds, to help you start planning for a well-researched and organized move in the new decade. 

Change in Financial Situation

One of the most valid reasons to consider relocating is if your financial situation has changed. For instance, if you lost your job and the family is solely depending on your partner’s income, it is better to downsize and move to a more affordable place in a city with a lower cost of living than struggle to make ends meet. Meanwhile, if you have received a huge promotion and you can already afford your family’s dream house in a better town or city, what’s stopping you? 

Dream Destination

Have you always wanted to live in New York or Los Angeles? Or maybe you wanted to get away from the fast-paced and busy city life and live in the suburbs? Most of us have an ideal place to live in mind, and as the new decade starts, this might be a good time to make the move and just go for it. However, one thing to remember is that you should make sure that you are prepared in all aspects before doing it—primarily financially, as the costs of living can range dramatically from place to place.

Better Career Opportunities

Not all cities are created equal. Some cities can offer better job opportunities in certain industries compared to others. If you want to take your career to the next level and chase your dreams of climbing the ladder to success, you may evaluate where you live and how far you can go with the resources you have at hand. This can mean relocating to a new city where you can land a higher-paying job that offers growth.

For example, cities like Portland and Austin are growing exponentially in the tech fields, while Atlanta is becoming a hub for television and cinema industries. For more ideas and to do more research into job industries and career growth in the United States, take a look at the data and trends on the SelectUSA website.

Safer and Family-Friendly Neighborhood

Family should always come first in your priority. So if you are planning to start a family this year and your current neighborhood is not conducive to raising one, it is a good idea to consider exploring other better options on where to live. Aside from a generally safe community, you should also consider the quality of schools for your future kids, healthcare, accessibility to basic life needs, and social services offered. 

Moving on in 2020? Explore High-Quality Relocation Services from Alaska’s Top Movers

Allied Alaska is the largest full-service moving and storage company in Alaska, with certified local, interstate, and long-distance movers on board. We’re trained and ready to do the heavy lifting and other time-consuming move-related tasks for you, so that you can focus on a clean transition into the new decade with your relocation. 

Since 1983, our company has been an Allied Van Lines agent and has expanded to offer exceptional relocation and storage services in Alaska and Washington. We’re affiliated with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), and ProMover, with numerous industry-related awards and accolades. 

For more information about our services and the option you have to facilitate your next move this year, give our team a call now or fill out our online form to request a free, in-home estimate.