Moving across country comes with a lot of big decisions. How to get you and your stuff to the new place is usually the concern that takes up most time. People who are moving don’t need to scour the internet, searching page after page to find moving company quotes. Certainly do your homework but finding that information has become easier with technology. Cheap movers will be happy to send you a moving quote through email after collecting some pertinent data about your move. Do check with both big names in the business and local guys. Take recommendations and always check with the BBB. You’ll want to know that your valuables are safe and secure. Don’t be afraid to ask questions of the company. They should be able to describe your moving experience with their moving company so you can focus on your personal details for moving across country.
You’ll need to think through some temporary sleeping and eating arrangements, if you will be arriving at your moving destination separate from your belongings. This may be with a friend or family member. If that situation is not available to you then it might be worth the money to rent out a hotel room. Another suitable option is to purchase an air mattress (and pump) for that first night in your empty apartment. Don’t forget to either buy paper goods for eating or a few dishes just until your packed items get there. If you chose against moving those items across country, then you may want to make a stop at a local discount store to load up on the essentials. Gathering will be your life at this end of the move. Don’t be overwhelmed by it. Just prioritize and think about the daily tasks you’ll need to accomplish until you can get back to the store. Buy for those. You’ll have time to accumulate. We all do too much of that. Take advantage of this opportunity to live simply. Moving across country has a way of bringing to the forefront what is really important. Usually it isn’t stuff!