The world is a lot more than what meets the eye. But for many people, beyond a vacation once or twice a year, we spend most of our lives in one place.
For many, it is nerve-racking to think about moving to another city, province or country. Yet, sometimes the best way to grow is to be uncomfortable. Hence TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®‘s consistent objective to “move people forward”.
There are our top five benefits to moving and why everyone should move at least once (even if it’s within your province).
Gain memorable experiences
Try remembering an experience from the town that you have never left that is out of the ordinary. Hard right?
Staying in one place might feel safe but at the same time, stagnant. By moving to a new city/country, you can create new memories of experiences to the point where you have many of those “once in a lifetime experience”.
Stepping out of your comfort zone is one of the best ways you can grow, personally and professionally, because of your increasing willingness to try new things.
You will broaden your horizons
Maybe it’s not your opportunities that need change, but your outlook. Moving will “push you into the deep end”. Every city, every region has its own unique culture. You will have a chance to embrace something new!
Moving is a lot different than traveling to a new city. While you settle in your new home you will start to welcome the new culture into your own life.
You’ll learn a new perspective and gain experiences that you’d never have thought of having in your home town.
Change your settings to default
Living somewhere new is difficult. You’re starting fresh in an unknown environment. Moving your belongings is easy, moving your mind and habits is more challenging.
You won’t be familiar with the street names, what’s around the next corner, or even what’s next door.
Defaulting your life setting leads to a feeling of exploration and an adventure around every turn.
Cheaper than staying where you are
Housing prices are skyrocketing in Canada’s largest cities (Toronto & Vancouver).
Average home prices across Canada:
- Canadian average: $486,917
- Greater Vancouver: $1,070,600
- Calgary: $424,000
- Edmonton: $326,700
- Winnipeg: $296,216
- Greater Toronto: $765,400
- Montreal CMA: $347,700
- Halifax-Dartmouth: $298,140
- St. John’s: $327,476
For most Canadian millennials: “the fact is, there’s been a massive transformation in terms of how much more work young people have to do to get so much less” – Paul Kershaw, UBC.
As you can see, there are many other places in Canada where you can live for a lot less money than in Vancouver or Toronto.
For millennials thinking about making the cross border move: “The average benchmark home in Canada is CA$474,000 (US$352,076), while the average home in the US is CA$315,303 (US$234,200)” (Business Insider). That is 36% less expensive.
Depending on which city you are moving to you could be saving yourself a lot of time and money.
Are you tired of the weather putting you down? Maybe it’s a sign that you should move.
When external elements, such as the weather continue to bring you down, it’s tough mentally and physically.
For those in the GTA, you could have snow from late September to early April, and temperatures that rarely go above 20 for 8-9 months!
Whereas Victoria, Kewlona, St Catherines, Halifax or Kamloops have the least severe winters in the country and most days over 20c! Moving might be something to consider if you can’t get over the weather.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is consistently “moving people forward”, so people can see the world (or country), grow their career and themselves as a person (or family).
Many different elements can come into needing a change; most of the factors often translate into positive results!