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The Power of the Moving industry and AMSA

AMSA LogoDid you know that the moving industry employs 122,600 people with an annual payroll of $3.6 billion? It also consists of approximately 8,100 companies operating at over 17,000 locations primarily providing moving and storage services for household and office goods.

The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) is the largest moving association consisting of over 3,200 member companies from van lines to independent movers to industry suppliers.

But who is AMSA and why do we care? Composed mostly of small businesses, AMSA is the non-profit trade association that represents members of the professional moving industry based primarily in the United States. All Jersey Movers is proud to be one of only about 15 moving companies in the state of New Jersey that has received the “Circle of Excellence” designation by the New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association, an affiliate of AMSA. We care because they hold the industry to a higher standard and ultimately yield better customer service.

Because AMSA incorporates such a large group of movers, they are the go to source for moving statistics. So, where are people moving to and moving from? Here are the top five most active states for both inbound and outbound household goods:

Most popular states to move to:

1) Florida

2) Texas

3) California

4) North Carolina

5) Arizona

Most popular states to move away from:

1) California

2) Florida

3) Texas

4) New York

5) Illinois

Interestingly enough, California, Texas and Florida are all in the top three on both lists. This goes to show that while many people are moving out, just as many people are moving in.

Here are a few more statistics from AMSA explaining who is involved and how people generally decide to move.

· AMSA is only affiliated with a network of 27 state moving associations.

· 68% of things people move across states are household goods, rather than electronics,  appliances or commercial items.

· 14 million people move to a different location in the same state per year.

· 30% of people say they move because of a desire for a larger or better home, whereas only 13% move due to a job change.

Consider All Jersey Moving & Storage for your next move. We are a top rated NJ mover located in Bridgewater, NJ.  We are residential movers, commercial movers, office movers, and well known piano movers.  We are the mover of choice, if you’re moving anywhere in between Washington, DC and Boston, MA and want direct service.  We offer local moving and long distance moving services within a 500 mile radius.  Click below for your free moving quote today.

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