How to Move Your Home in 3 Easy Steps

By | November 4, 2013

I’ve done it—moved across the country and settled myself down for awhile.

Saying that gives me a tiny case of the heebie-jeebies, but I’m sure that’ll work itself out with time. And a vacation. (Hope my new employer isn’t reading this! Haha.)

How does one pick up her life and move across the country?

Well, here’s one way to do it:

  1. First, don’t be permanently living somewhere beforehand. I was staying temporarily with a friend while I got my future figured out. Made everything a bit easier when it came time to make the actual move. (Also made it awkward when everyone asked me, “Where are you moving from?” Can I just say, “Out East,” and have that be specific enough?)
  2. Second, just take whatever you have with you, and buy the rest of your essentials when you arrive. I moved with a small carry-on size suitcase (not even the maximum size allowed!) and a backpack with my laptop and a pair of shoes in it.
I moved with these two carry-on compatible pieces of luggage; the suitcase went in the overhead bin and the backpack went under the seat in front of me.

I moved with these two carry-on compatible pieces of luggage; the suitcase went in the overhead bin and the backpack went under the seat in front of me.

  1. Finally… that’s it, actually. Easy, right?

If you were to pack up and move, how do you imagine that process would go? Please let me know in the comments below.


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2 thoughts on “How to Move Your Home in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Karen

    I feel like we have become experts at this. Twice now we’ve gotten news that we are moving on the same day we moved. And we have a baby, so imagine the amount of stuff you think you’d have after living somewhere for several months, then triple it (at least). With these moves, it’s been so important to sit down and take a deep breath.. Or several deep breaths. Definite first step! You have to repeat this step several times in the process.

    1. Ev Post author

      That sounds like a lot of work! Wow. This post is obviously an exaggeration of how “easy” it is to move, but every time I move, it’s just me. So I feel for you, having to move so quickly and with your entire family. You are exactly right; taking deep breaths is very important.

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