Packs a Wallop
Moving is a terrible chore that can easily go from affordable inconvenience to pricey disaster, and last year the number of people facing it skyrocketed. The percentage of Americans moving from place to place had been on a steady decline since 1984 — about half hadn't moved in a decade, according to a 2017 survey by Homes.com, to the point where less than 10% moved in 2019. But a Pew Research Center survey in 2020 found 22% of respondents saying they either changed residences because of the coronavirus pandemic or know someone who did. It's past time to be aware of preparations to help keep moving costs down and avoid some common catastrophes.