Moving for Dummies

A lot of people have been asking me lately about how I feel about our big upcoming move to Georgia. To be honest, it's still pretty surreal to me because it seems so far away. I can say, "We're moving to Augusta," like it's a programmed response. But I say it without really considering everything that really encompasses. But then I also have days when suppressed reality surfaces and my type A genes kick in full blast and suddenly all the hairy logistics of moving, coupled with the thought of reinvention in a new place (after just getting settled here) begin to mimic minor IBS-like symptoms.

On one such day last month I figured I would ease some anxiety by making some calls to a variety of moving companies to gather quotes. It seemed to be a pretty logical and responsible thing to do to start mentally planning financially. In other words, I needed to know how much to cut back at Target and Amazon. Well who knew that Little Miss Planny Pants here would be practically laughed to scorn?

So I suppose my calls maybe did sound a little ridiculous after all:

"And when is your moving date, Mam?" 


"2012, Mam?"


Awkward silence ensued on every call as each rep conjured up the nicest way in their heart to tell me that I'm basically crazy and to try back again next year. 

I suppose I will have to be patient. But in the meantime, if any of ye have wisdom to shed on two young novices in regards to moving cross-country, we would love to hear your two-cents. Perhaps you have an opinion about the different options (pods, hiring movers, shipping cars, Uhaul, etc.) ... or you know a thing or two that we might not consider. Either way, thank you in advance.


Warner said...

Hey Susie! So we have actually moved 3 times in the past 3 years. Our most recent move last year was from California to North Carolina. :) And I totally know how you feel as far as getting the logistics figured out- since there are so many options.

Anyway, if you have questions I might have answers since we have done it a few different ways, Uhaul, professional movers etc.

sarahwarner17 (at) gmail

Niels and Susie Jensen said...

Sarah! So good to hear from you. Wow, 3 moves?! You are a trooper. I will definitely be in touch soon to talk about this and your felt bows. :) Your daughter is such a cutie.