Interesting facts about moving house

Moving can make you feel tired and stressed, so we have compiled some interesting facts about moving house to occupy yourself with while moving. There are so many things we don’t think about or recognise when we are clouded by the dreaded moving process.

These interesting facts about moving have been sourced from all over the world to give you a unique view on moving house.

  • Moving house is the 3rd most stressful event in life (following death and divorce)
  • Most people move over 11 times in their lifespan
  • In Australia it is illegal to live in one state or territory and have a car registered in another
  • Between 1991 and 1996, 6.6 million Australians changed addresses
  • Estimates in the moving industry are made by weight or cubic feet
  • Moving locally with a removal company may actually cost you less than hiring a truck and moving yourself
  • About 62% of people in the United States currently living in the same state they were born
  • A recent study has revealed you are more likely to save money if you read company reviews before choosing a removal service
  • When moving home in Australia it is necessary to change the address on driving licences and car registration documents
  • Mail direction through Australia Post needs to be done at least 3 days prior to your move
  • The most popular moving day (in the US) is Friday
  • The most common reason Australians moved between 2007-2008 was due to upgrading their current home
  • Moving tends to decline with age
  • Most Australians who move house move relatively close to their old address
  • Australians moving for work or study reasons tend to move further away
  • The most common reason for young couples without children to move in Australia is due to marriage or moving in together