connecticuntIt’s mainly the actual moving part, I’m working on buying a house in South Lake Tahoe and I have a job, I was more wondering if anyone has tips on actually getting across the country. I’ve never been in the car for more than 4 hours so even long driving tips are welcome.
I’m also looking for packing tips, things I should just buy out there, and things I should make sure to bring. I was told I got a job this past Friday, put an offer in on a house on Saturday, and I’m moving two weeks from today, so I’m a little panicked.
**This post was edited on Sep 24th 2018 at 4:05:58pm
hmm well i was a poor ski bum when i did it last so i was of the school of thought that if i owned it, i was bringing it (rather than buying it when i got there)! if money is less of an issue for you that might not be a necessary guideline
i wouldn't be worried about the car ride too much, it's a big beautiful country with a mind-blowing amount of different and cool regions. so my advice would be to enjoy the ride and don't be afraid to stop to check things out. it'll be a great experience and will make you less crazy than driving as many hours straight as you can...and that can be dangerous too
having a companion will definitely help. im a big fan of downloading movies, comedy albums, podcasts, etc to listen to. they really pass the time better than music in my opinion (and you'll have plenty of time to listen to music as well haha)
when we did stop we just kinda googled around for reasonably priced motels that were easy enough to get to. if you can stop somewhere at a friend's house that's even better and more fun
don't panic. you have the most important part done, so get your nice clothes and other work prep stuff squared away and then just get your ducks in a row to take a long drive. unless you hate driving long distances, i bet you really really enjoy it! i wish i could ditch my job for a couple weeks and make the drive right now haha