Moving Across The Country Series

The Truth About Moving Across The Country in 2021

Are you preparing for a big move soon? Looking for tips or tricks to make this huge life change go off without a hitch? Well, I don’t have any for you quite yet! If you stick around long enough, I promise we can get ahead of some of those hurdles, crush those trials and errors, and discover some exciting plans and ideas together. If nothing else, it should at least be a good laugh. We are at the beginning of an exciting coast to coast move from Virginia to California. Had you told me a year ago that we would be considering a move, I would have never believed you. But, here we are! So let’s do this. 2020 rushed in, with all its wild twists and turns. It’s safe to say it started reasonably. March got weird with the pandemic approaching rapidly. I won’t dive too deeply into that. Given

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The Truth About Moving Across The Country in 2021 – Logistics

Let’s talk logistics! If you aren’t caught up, head over to read the first part of “Moving Across The Country here. Now, we need to figure out how to move everything that we own, and ourselves, 3,000 miles away! We have moved quite a few times in the past eight years. From VA to a few places in PA, to NJ to WV to VA, now to CA. Our destinations were close enough to use U-Haul with the help of some great friends, or Kyle’s job would handle all of it. This time, we didn’t get a physical relocation package, only monetary assistance. So I have to do real research this time to pick the right company to move our stuff. For our belongings, below, you will see the basic quotes we received from PODS, U-Pack, and 1-800-Pack-Rat. Not shown, PODS has the most transparent line by line cost per move

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Moving Across The Country With Kids: The Survival Guide

Moving across the country with kids (and a dog) is quite an endeavor. At just over 3,000 miles, we are striving to complete it in 9-10 days with 2 or 3 of those days with no driving. It will take extra care and consideration to survive the long drive without collectively losing our minds.  Thankfully, my boys are used to going on long car rides. However, It will be the most distant road trip we have ever taken! http://50.17.61.67/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Asher-And-Brooks-Animated.mp4 To make it easier, I prepared a list of survival tips for the whole family to utilize on the trip from Virginia to California. These tips will help for any long drive you are planning to take, whether it is a few hours, or a few days!   If you aren’t caught up, head over to Part 1 and Part 2 of this moving adventure! 5 Tips To Help Everyone Survive A Cross Country Road Trip

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The Truth About Moving Across The Country in 2021 – The Conclusion

A Quick Recap: Toward the end of 2020, Kyle took a job with a Robotics company in California. We decided to put our house in Barboursville, Virginia up on the market. We sold the house, packed up our stuff, and took off across the country on January 15th, 2021. You can read more details about the few months leading up to the big move below! The Truth About Moving Across the Country in 2021 – Part 1 The Truth About Moving Across the Country in 2021 – Part 2 The Road Trip I’ve always wanted to drive the whole way across the country and I finally got my chance! We got on the road January 15th after scrambling to get the last of our things out of our house! 3,259 miles and $990.52 worth of gas later, we arrived in Livermore, CA on January 25th. The Rover was a champ, as we

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