Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Planning a Big Move

As you all know I announced at the beginning of July that I was going to be making a big move out of Grand Junction, Colorado where I'm at currently. I graduate on December the 15th. Which will look like this on your calendar:


Feel free to mark the date. It is very exciting stuff. Less then 130 days away! But who is counting? Anyways! I've been trying to price out how much it would be to move to Arizona which is currently where my focus is located. The only thing is that I'm totally inexperienced with going about these things. Last time I moved my parents and I loaded up all the vehicles we owned and drove the half mile between their house and mine. Pretty easy stuff. But a 10 hour car trip plus the accumulated stuff that fills up a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house and full storage shed is going to take a bit more then that, and cost a whole lot more.

So I decided it was smarter to start anticipating costs now rather than getting my job in AZ and panicking because I have no idea what to do.

I've gotta move all the stuff in this room:


And my beautiful washer and dryer...


I should probably take my bed and clothes....


Couches are good to have...


Somewhere to eat lunch would be splendid also...



What I am getting at here is that I have a whole-lotta-stuff. Who would have thought that my possessions would quadruple in just a few years. Pricing out moving trucks has been interesting. To get from Grand Junction, Colorado to Phoenix, Arizona is gonna be #spendy. How spendy you ask?

Check it out!



Egads! I'd have to get a larger Uhaul and a tow thingy for my Honda. Wow. I think it'll be worth it in the end but damn. This growing up thing is all new to me! Anyone have any tips or advice on making such a big move? Ways to save time and money?

3 comments:

  1. Moving that far is extremely difficult. We recently moved from North Carolina to Indiana. It took us about 12 hours, driving time. U-hauls go so slow. I think we averaged 50mph (we were also towing a car) Packing and driving yourself, ad opposed to hiring a moving crew, will save you a lot of money. Start packing and sorting now. Things that aren't necessary, pack them up! Come up with an easy labeling system as well. Good luck!

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  2. I am a serious fan of the pack-what-you-can-now club. It will make things feel not so rushed, and not quite as hectic later on. I have tried several different labeling tactics. They all started out great, and ended badly. So, good luck on that part. Dont wait until the last moment, thats my best advise. Get done what you can, now. And remember to be kind to yourself!

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  3. Ugh, but think how expensive it would be to pay someone to do it for you! Jake and I can help you unload everything once you finally get to AZ. Do you like how I volunteered him to help? haha. It'll definitely be worth it!

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