Study: 1 in 10 Americans would prefer a week in jail over moving


TIBURON, CA – AUGUST 03: A worker with Johnson and Daly Moving and Storage carries boxes to a truck while moving a family August 3, 2010 in Tiburon, California. Since 2006, statistics show that homeownership is slowly declining, dropping to 66.9 percent in the second quarter of this year. It is estimated that with a […]

How much do Americans hate moving? Enough that some would rather spend time in prison than sell their homes. 

According to a new study by Onepoll and Life Storage, one in ten Americans would prefer to spend a week in jail than move. Between the packing loading up trucks and starting a new chapter in life, it’s a lot of work. 

It takes so much work in fact, that it takes the average person roughly four months just to completely unpack everything once the move is complete. This compares to one in five Americans that say moving is more stressful than planning a wedding and 27 % think there’s more pressure placed on them during a move than during a job interview. 

The survey was conducted between April 3 and April 8, 2019, with a sample of 2,000 Americans. 

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