Are you one of the people who is destined to become one of those long distance movers this summer? If so, you are probably one in a million. There will be some 6 million American families moving at some time this year. And June, July and August are the months when most of them move. In fact, so many people become movers in these months that it has been designated as “moving season.”
People who are moving temporarily might look into renting storage pods to keep their belongings in one place. However, there are quite a few movers this summer who will probably be moving on quite a small scale. Some of them will be college students who are looking for an internship or part time job. And some of these long distance movers will be kids from places in the West or Midwest who are going back to family members in the region after maybe going to college at NYU or UCLA.
The crowd who choose to become long distance movers are diverse. And they are an interesting group as well. They may not be the same as the Okies who use to travel from the Great Plains to find work in California. Thankfully, most of them have more to spend and better social infrastructures to rely upon. Nonetheless, a lot of movers this summer will be moving around the country’s vast highway system looking for work, on the coast or sometimes in the West where they can find work in the energy sector.
Some people who are moving this summer might be returning home for the first time in a long time. They might be reuniting with family members who had all but forgotten about them. Everyone has their own motives for moving. But as long as there are methods to meet their needs and moving is what keeps them motivated, it can never entirely be a bad thing.