Contributing Editors

More Young Adults Are Living at Home

by Holly Robinson October 5, 2010 5:37 PM
More North American young adults (or younger adults) are saving money by living at home, according to census reports. U.S. Census Bureau figures reported over the last few weeks show that the number of adults in the 25- to 35-year-old age range still living at home with their parents has risen since 2008. In Canada, the most recent information is older, but shows an increase in adults ranging in age from 20 to 29 living with their parents. As a result, household sizes in both countries are increasing -- and families in both the U.S. and Canada are turning to self storage, and to professional organizers, to help them handle the resulting increase in clutter. [More]

Moving Companies Face Hard Times When Families Stay Put

by Holly Robinson August 27, 2010 3:36 PM
Analysts say that the decline in new home sales is starting to hurt moving businesses, which normally would be starting to hit their peak season at this time of the year. In July of this year, new home sales fell to their lowest level since the government began tracking home sales in 1963. According to the American Moving and Storage Association industry fact sheet, almost 50 percent of residential moves occur when families upgrade their homes (looking for more space) or buy their first home. Now that home sales are down, Americans are moving less, and some moving companies are suffering. [More]