Archive for March 19, 2011
Some people find moving across town to be a stressful project. Imagine the additional challenges involved with moving cross country? For starters, you have to shop for a home, apartment or room without ever having seen it. The internet has made this sort of browsing far easier, as opposed to seeking out classified ads from out of state papers, then hand writing the lister asking for photographs of the property. That is inconceivable by the standards of today. Still, without standing in a place and getting an in person vibe for it, making the commitment to live there is huge. Moving cross country would not be very practical to do if you only plan on living at a place for a month or so, so a longer term commitment is fairly well assumed. Most housing requires leases or legal contracts to commit you to staying for a period of time, usually six or twelve months, so the place chosen for moving cross country had better be thoroughly well-thought out before it is executed.
Review check list ideas online or read a how-to manual, or even find a friend who has made such a move. There are so many steps to keep track of that you may find yourself overlooking something obvious, yet critical, to moving cross country. Arranging housing is the largest challenge, followed secondly by arranging transport to move your items. Chances are that the same friends who would be more then willing to help you move across town in exchange for a pizza will not find the prospect of a thousand mile drive pleasing. It is often too much to ask a friend to do as a favor, so arrangements to move your furniture have to be made well in advance of moving cross country. Thorough planning is necessary to make any large-scale project flow smoothly, and as far as projects go, moving cross country is epic.