Sometimes, moves take us hundreds of miles from your hometown in Seattle to new a new place like Alaska, maybe even as far as other countries or continents. These moves are harder to plan for, and require much more stringent assessment of belongings, so that you can afford the move itself.
Long distance moves are harder on families who are used to supporting one another – you’ll often find that your phone bill increases and that you’ll have more problems adjusting if you’re moving away from familial support – if you’re moving TO your family though, you can be sure that things may get easier – if a little nutty. Moving back to one, or both families guarantees that your life will probably be filled with help – or interference, depending on how you view your family’s input – either way, it’s worth it, once you find clear and consistent boundaries. The move itself should be planned the same way as you would any other move – but remember, the more you’re moving, the more gasoline you’ll need. A 400 mile move to Seattle MAY end up costing you the same as just paying to have your car shipped and renting a moving van for all your things, and some may find it is easier just to sell everything and start fresh when you get there.
A long move such as on from Seattle to Alaska may also change schooling arrangements, or your job – uprooting over a distance of hundreds of miles can lead to new opportunities – or the loss of better ones back where you were – so you have to carefully evaluate what you want from your life, and whether it would be best served by moving to a whole new place or back to an old familiar one.
Be sure to plan any long distance move carefully. And if you need help getting one or more of your family vehicles to where they need to go, an Auto Transport Company can help to take all of that stress off your plate and handle the whole move of your car for you!