Moving can be one of the most exciting times of your life, but also one of the most stressful. Whether you’re headed to a new house around the corner or to the opposite coast, relocation requires both planning and patience. According to the U.S. Census, 11% of American households moved in 2016, with 42.2% moving for house-related reasons, 27.4% for family reasons, 20.2% for employment reasons and the remaining 10.2% for some other reason.
Of the about 35.5 million Americans who moved in 2016, per U.S. Census stats, some hire professional movers to handle the job, while others rely on their own creativity and manpower. No matter how you orchestrate your relocation, moving can get expensive. In 2009, the average cost of an interstate move was about $4,300, while an intrastate move averaged $2,300, according to the American Moving and Storage Association.
If you use professional movers to pack, haul and unload your possessions, the costs can multiply. Conversely, if you take a thriftier approach, using upcycled and borrowed supplies, you could contain your expenses. Either way, you’re going to need money to fund your move, and a personal loan for moving can be a way to cover your costs.