From packing up belongings and finding a place to live to considering moving options and making new friends, moving across state lines is a slow process that requires patience and planning. In this episode, Chris and I discuss all aspects of moving from Seattle to Saint Augustine. The decision to move to the other side of the country is a major life change and should not be taken lightly, especially when there are children involved. We talked for many months about whether and how to make this decision, and when the opportunity presented itself, we engaged.
Once you've decided to move, you'll also want to create a to-do list for moving to help you get organized and complete all the necessary tasks. If it's possible to budget for this expense, this is likely to leave more time to plan the logistics of the move and, at the same time, eliminate most of the physical aspect. Defining the home will make it easier for the customer to set a date for the move, since it is not always possible to receive the keys to a new house or apartment immediately. Moving costs can be lower or higher depending on the distance you're moving, the moving company you hire, your mode of transportation, the time of year, and more.
It might seem like a bad idea to drive a moving truck across the country and then moving all your boxes and everything, but in the long run you'll save thousands of dollars and be much, much happier. Understanding these steps before the big move can help increase confidence and avoid major mistakes or setbacks. But how much does it cost exactly to move around the country? This will depend on the size of the move and the distance. If you want to get the most value, post your things a few weeks before you move in so that buyers have time to find them.
You'll also save time that would have been wasted sweeping, scrubbing and dusting for more urgent tasks, such as packing or planning other moving steps. Meanwhile, a moving budget will need to include everything from a new home to moving across the country and space to store your belongings.