If you have been living in America for more than a couple of years, then you have surely changed living places at least once. And since you are reading this, you may have already moved a few times so far.
While moving is a part of life that is definitely hard to avoid, it is doubly more tedious when it is a long distance or cross-country move. Why? Because it just takes either a lot of money or a lot of time or, as is often the case, both.
But we have some tips on how to avoid the boredom, frustration and tediousness of moving long distance.
Movers for Your Stuff
The first thing you have to check off your list are professional movers. You definitely won’t reputable professionals, who can take care of your belongings without damaging them. The longer the move, the higher the risk.
On the packing side of things you have more options. You can either pack by yourself, which is often recommended if you want to save some bucks. Buying high quality boxes is a must, but the alternative is to get a plastic box rental service.
Paying movers to pack your items is also an option, although many people avoid that. Still, if you want to save time, you may as well shed some bucks on professional packing.
Transport for Your Car
Here is another great dilemma you have to settle – what happens with your car. If you decide to drive it across the States you may be in for an adventure. But it isn’t without its risks.
Firstly, you will have to pay for gas. Secondly, wear and tear is also on you and if your car breaks down on the road, things will get too bad too quickly.
You have the option to get auto transport for your vehicle, which may even cost you less, but then you have to transport yourself as well. Airplane tickets and auto transport may stack in price, but the time saved and it being a virtually risk-free choice are no-brainers if you are not the adventurous type.
If You Go On The Road
If you decide to go the adventure route, then be sure to plan ahead. There’s nothing worse than heading out on a road trip, which turns out to be a boring drive from point A to point B.
There are many interesting places to visit along the way, you just have to do a bit of research and find out which ones are worth it for you. But remember – a lot of times the weirdest roadside attractions can give you the best stories to tell. So don’t be too hard on them.
Long distance moving can be quite the drag, but with the right attitude and enough planning you can turn it into one of the greatest stories you have to tell. But it is all up to you. Are you ready for an adventure or do you just want to get it done as quickly as possible?