If you think that moving across the street can be physically tiring, think about shifting your whole household to the other end of the continent. You do not only deal with the physical straints of moving things and various possession – you also have to deal with the change of scenario, and possibly the weather!
That is what makes cross country relocation so hard. You will be leaving behind everything that you have grown accustomed to and you will put yourself in the middle of a new community. It is hard enough to move to a new neighborhood. A different region is a whole new ballgame.
However, moving across country can be challenging but the opportunities in the new place should not be forgotten. You may have your own reasons for relocating but the important thing right now is how you will go about it.
First and foremost, what will you do with your things? Definitely, you cannot carry everything as the cargo fees of bulky items may end up costing more than just buying new ones in your destination. Segregate into four different piles: one for throwing away, one to be donated, one for selling and the other will be for keeping.
Things like old furniture can be sold to a relative if it has a sentimental value to the family (or you can just give it to them!). Old toys, clothes and paraphernalias can be donated as well. Equipments like those in the kitchen, your entertainment appliances and other effects can be sold through a garage sale or you can post it online. Even those delicate chinas and decorative items should be sold or given to a relative or close family friend. Fragile items such as these may not be able to survive the long haul of moving across the miles.
Choose only the items that has very high sentimental value (please keep them small) and those that you cannot replace in your new home should be brought with you. For the rest, let them go.
Make sure you begin disposing items 2 months prior to moving. You want an ample amount of time to get buyers and possibly get a good deal on the things that you will sell. The funds you generate can help you buy new furniture and appliances when you get to your new home. Start with the things that you can immediately let go. For the essential things that you need on a daily basis, dispose of them a week or two before the relocation date.
Simultaneously, purchase the items you will replace and have them shipped to your new home. You can save on shipping costs this way.
When you have the items that you will keep and take with you when you are moving across to your destination, weigh and measure them to estimate how much it will cost to move them. If you are relocating by land, you can rent a UHaul vehicle. Or you can hire a moving company to help you out. At the very least, you have people who can do the heavy lifting for you. If you are travelling overseas, best to keep things light and minimal.
Get a couple of quotations and see which company gives the best deal. Perform your own due diligence to make sure they are trustworthy. And before turning over your items, take photos so you have reference of how your items look like before and after turnover. Make sure all the insurance protections are in place.
With proper and adequate preparation, you can be assured of a hassle free experience when moving across borders. Best to start your new life in your new home the right way.
If you are looking for a new home to relocate to in the US, give the Guldi Group a call. We will be more than happy to show you a couple of houses that you can stay in permanently or temporarily. We have agents on standby to answer your questions. Call us now!