The excitement that comes with moving to a different country may be overwhelming but so is the stress. Changing your residence often means breaking free from your comfort zone and, in some cases, totally changing your life (read more). After all, it’s one thing to move to another city. But braving your way to an entirely different territory or country? Now, that’s a totally different level of anxiety.
But hey, moving places is all a part of life. In fact, it’s healthy. Exposing yourself to new things, meeting new faces, and creating new memories are all wonderful life experiences that can never be replaced when old age comes. While young, we must be mobile. We must embrace change. Why? That is because it is only when we allow ourselves to experience change that we truly get in touch with our potentialities; it is the only way we can bring out our hidden talents and abilities. For instance, a shy and timid child might become active and participative after moving to a more welcoming neighborhood. Check this out: https://lifehacker.com/the-science-of-breaking-out-of-your-comfort-zone-and-w-656426705.
You see, you can live in one place for several decades but if the environment you consider home inhibits your growth, then it’s a toxic place to be in. You are human and it is a human’s nature to evolve. If your life has become stagnant, like an old painting stuck in stained glass, then you are right about moving out. You are right to explore the great big world out there. Move to another city if you please. Move to another country if you must. Do what you believe is right for you and your family.
As they say, when what you’re about to do scares you, then you’re probably doing the right thing.
But I completely agree with you for thinking that moving cross country is scary. Aside from the obvious fact that you’ll be met with new experiences and cultures, another scary thing I know you don’t look forward to is the cost of the entire move.
Let’s face it: You’re not Oprah or Paris Hilton. You can’t just say “Hey, I’m tired of living in this house; time to leave it, flee elsewhere and start building from scratch.” On a general scale, none of us have that kind of money. In fact, maybe only an estimated 1% of the world population can afford that sort of lifestyle. When a common man has to move, there is a 100% chance he’ll bring all his possessions with him – and probably because of two reasons. One, we cannot deny the fact that sentimental value influence hoarding decisions half of the time. Two, most of us simply cannot afford buying new stuff. It would even be no exaggeration to say that it takes months and months of saving part of our salaries to buy a single furniture or electrical appliance for the house.
How can you just let those things go, right?
And so, you need to think of a way to bring all those things with you during the move without incurring much cost. You need to devise a strategy that’ll help you move your stuff over to your new place – “cross-country” might I remind you – without breaking the bank.
Luckily, we have a few tips for you, starting with: Omission.
Pack Only What’s Necessary
Sorry to tell you this but you can’t just bring everything with you. Surely, you have old, unused objects around the house that you can perfectly live without. Don’t take them with you on your next destination. Hold a garage sale, send them to charity, or leave them with your closest friends and neighbors as keepsakes. There are practically so many things you can do to lessen your load.
Choose A Trusted Cross-Country Moving Company
As a final note, you must be careful who you entrust your precious belongings with. With the right cross country movers, you don’t have to “overpay” just to transport your possessions safely. A trustworthy company will see to it that your household items, appliances, and other important objects are transported safely for a reasonable cost.
When a company is trying to sell you a moving package that somehow seems “off” (maybe too cheap or too pricey), always make sure to do a background check. Don’t trust blindly and don’t fall for cheap tricks easily. Never forget to lean before you jump.