For about a year now, I’ve been getting ready to relocate. I’m excited about moving to Northern Virginia, getting my kids settled into a new school, and spending more time at the office. Due to personal circumstances, things have gotten put on hold much longer than I’d like, but in the meantime, I’ve been doing a lot of research about what it takes to make a successful move.
I don’t have an overwhelming amount of stuff, but I’ve been careful not to accumulate much more while planning my move. I’ve also looked into mobile self-storage companies in case it turns out that I have more than I think. I can always pack away the toys that my children no longer use, the kitchen gadgets and cake pans that only come out once a year, and of course, the holiday decorations. Then my moving company can drop off the storage unit when I’m ready, and I can unpack at my convenience.
To be fair, the portable storage container will probably sit at my new house for a few months. I’m going to have a lot of work to do just getting the three of us settled.
I still haven’t decided if I want to use a full-service moving company, either. In a lot of ways, it would be so much easier to have the professionals come in, pack up all my things, and relocate us in one quick swoop. Actually, it would be easier in every way – except financially! However, I’m hoping that when I get a moving quote, it will turn out to be cheaper than I’m expecting.
If anyone out there has good moving advice for me, I’d sure appreciate it! I’m hoping to get this all done as soon as possible!