I was recently married. So far it has been an exciting and often challenging adventure. We’ve had to worry about planning, thank you cards, dresses, and now learning to live with each other. I think so far the most challenging aspect of our newlywed life has been moving away from our friends and family so that she can pursue her dream of becoming a marine biologist. Of course, there was absolutely no way I could say no. As a nurse it is not as though I will be hurting for a job any place I go. Plus, I am not the kind to stand in the way of dreams.
Anyhow, we were based in Atlanta and moving to the coast of Maine, near Acadia State Park. It is a long drive between here and there which is why we decided to hire some long distance movers. Our newlywed drive to get up and go, coupled with our general “just do it” attitude had us thinking we were going to be doing all of the moving ourselves. However, as we realized how much stuff we had that we planned to hold onto, reality set in.
We started looking into different size moving pods to transport our stuff up north. First, we thought we could fit everything in together by playing a sort of jig saw puzzle game. That way we could rent one of the smaller pods and save our selves some money while improving our gas mileage. Unfortunately, we realized our old gusto was giving way to unrealistic thoughts. We wound up having to give up on the smaller pods and renting an 18 foot semi trailer. We also decided that we did not want to have to deal with driving the behemoth machine all the way up to our new home and so contracted the moving company to drive it up the coast where they would have it waiting for us when we arrived.
We were very fortunate to be able to find a moving company that was so accommodating on such short notice. In the end, paying to have our things packed and shipped to our home did not cost that much more than us doing it ourselves. Frankly, you never need any extra stress when moving. Taking that into account, hiring movers was the best choice for us.