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    Where Do Millennials Prefer to Live?

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Millennials are coming of age, and their lifestyle preferences have the power to force large-scale cultural shifts. They are moving to different areas of the country than past generations, which is changing the identity of neighborhoods. Where do Millennials ask their movers to take them? Consider these overall trends.

    Neighborhood Preferences

    In past generations, particularly the Baby Boomer generation, which is roughly the same size group as the Millennials, the trend was to move away from the cities and into the suburbs. Urban living was seen as less safe and less desirable for people highly motivated to start families and lay down roots. For Millennials, the opposite is true. They are migrating away from the suburbs and back to urban neighborhoods to take advantage of everything from public transportation to cultural events. These moves have made real estate developers less interested in investing in suburban subdivisions and more likely to build urban rental properties.

    National Distribution

    Millennials prefer to live in the Western U.S. Among their top 10 most popular moving destinations, Washington D.C. is the only East Coast city. Austin is the top city for millenials, followed closely by Salt Lake City. San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco also rank highly, as do Houston, Dallas, and Denver.

    Moving Frequency

    Millennials are moving more often than any other age group. Because they prefer to be in urban settings, they usually rent rather than own. This gives them the flexibility to move often.

    Whether you have your eye on a Millennial-friendly moving destination or simply want to move across town, Men on the Move has you covered. Our Long Island-based movers can provide both local and long-distance service, and if you need to leave any items behind, simply put them in one of our cost-effective self-storage units. Learn more about all of our moving and storage services by calling (888) 369-2561. 


    How to Manage a Moving Sale

    Last updated 4 years ago

    You never really know how much stuff you have until you start to pack it up for a move. It’s always a good idea to use moving as an excuse to clear out your clutter and get rid of things you don’t move anymore. After all, why bother packing and unpacking stuff you don’t need? One great solution is a moving sale. You can get rid of unwanted items and make a little money for your move in the process.

    The trick to a successful moving sale is planning. Gather some friends together and start sorting through your things. Decide what has value and what should simply be trashed. Clean up your items as much as possible so they look appealing. Set up your moving sale by item type, so things are easy to find. Put price tags on everything, and be ready to haggle with customers. Be sure to stock up on small bills and coins so you can make change.

    When you’re ready for your move, call Men on the Move in Long Island for reliable moving and storage services. Set up a move date or get a quote by calling (888) 369-2561. 

    2014 Housing Market Trends You Need to Know

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Whether you’re buying or selling a home, understanding the housing market is essential if you want to get the best possible price. Markets can change dramatically year over year, and even from month to month. What does 2014 look like? This video explains.

    The real estate market is continuing to rebound in 2014, albeit at a slower rate than in 2013. The rental market is also staying strong. Slowly rising interest rates are impacting sales, but rates are still low and housing is still very affordable.

    When you’re ready for a new home, Long Island’s Men on the Move is here to help with the heavy lifting. Between our movers and our self-storage facilities, we have everything you need to ensure your next move goes smoothly. Find out more by calling (888) 369-2561. 

    Coping with Your Older Parents Moving in with You

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Your parents nurtured and cared for you when you were young and you lived with them for many years, but that was a long time ago. Now, the roles seem somewhat reversed as you try to prepare yourself, your family, and your home to accommodate both the parents who raised you and the family you have built. In order for the moving process and ensuing living situation to work out for all parties involved, there are several factors you should consider.

    Sharing Space

    New York City is not known for its spacious apartments. If you live in the city or in Long Island adding an elderly family member or two to your household may present some space constraints. If this is a problem that concerns you, consider moving some of your or your parents’ belongings to a self-storage facility.

    Child Rearing

    If your parenting style differs even slightly from that of your parents, the potential for ideological conflict concerning child rearing in your home following their arrival is high. If this has been a problem in the past or becomes one shortly after your parents move in, try to have an honest discussion with your parents about your feelings and ask that they respect your wishes to raise your children as you see fit. Even if you and your parents do not see eye-to-eye on this issue, they may be able to watch your children while you are busy with work or running errands.

    Caring for Your Parents

    Even if your parents are capable of fully caring for themselves at present, old age has a natural tendency to etch away at the health of our bodies and minds and it may only be a matter of time before your parents’ require caregiving assistance. If you are unable to provide this care yourself, research and discuss at-home professional caregiving options with your parents when the time comes.

    A complicated, hassle-ridden move is far from the best way to start sharing a roof with your parents for the first time in decades. If you live in New York City or Long Island, call Men on the Move at (888) 369-2561 to facilitate the smooth transition of this major life change. To learn more about our moving services and self-storage facilities, call (888) 369-2561.

    Reasons People Are Moving in 2014

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Americans today are much more mobile than they were a century ago. Compared with that time, travel between places is much more affordable and less laborious than it once was. It is now feasible, for example, for a Californian who relocates to New York to return home a few times each year. According to a survey conducted by, the top reasons why people expect to hire professional movers this year include:

    The Burden of Rent

    The number one reason for moving cited by apartment dwellers planning to move in 2014 is the desire or need to live in a space that costs less than their current apartment. Many who are moving for this reason will seek to stay as close to their current location as possible.

    Desire to Live in New Neighborhood

    Another sizeable apartment dwelling contingent intends to move because they want to leave their neighborhood behind for a change of scenery or a neighborhood that appeals to them more. This is an especially popular trend in cities such as New York, where the atmosphere of a neighborhood and its appeal to a person can change rather rapidly.

    Need for More/Less Space

    A lot of people will also be moving into new homes this year because they require more or less space than they did last year. Changes in family makeup, such as the birth of a new child, the departure of grown children for life on their own, and divorce are some of the most common reasons why people look to downsize or move into larger homes.

    At Men on the Move, we have nearly three decades of experience helping people move from one neighborhood in New York City or Long Island to another. We also offer long-distance moving and storage services. Regardless of your reason for moving, give us a call at (888) 369-2561 if you are looking for an efficient and thorough moving company to help make your next relocation go as smoothly as possible.

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