Don’t Just Travel When You Can Move


There are a number of different reasons why someone might move from one place to another but the love of a new location is almost always going to be at the top of the list. It is human nature to fall in love with a certain location. Perhaps you visited Chicago and fell in love with the view out over the lake, or the sports community that is vibrant and alive. Maybe you’ve decided that Paris is someplace you’ve always wanted to go but didn’t have the means or opportunity to go.

On occasion, you can actually pick up and move instead of just visiting and live out the rest of your days in happiness and contentment, knowing you are where you’re supposed to be.

Making the Move On Your Own

It used to be that moving to Europe was something you only did if you had a spouse to take with you or you were offered a new job that required you move there. It’s not really surprising that single people weren’t as hyped as those who were partnered up. Even if you love the place you’re moving to, like Paris or Berlin or London you are still a stranger in a strange land for the first few months. As long as you move to somewhere other singles have set up, the move is going to be quite simple.

The other positive about making a move when you are single is that there aren’t nearly as many roots set down. You might be leaving your family behind, but you won’t be leaving two families behind. You also won’t have to worry about the fallout if the relationship falls apart.

Do Your Homework On How To Move, Not Just Where to Move

Whether you are making the move inside or outside the United States, you should make sure you do your homework first. Movinng, especially if you are doing it out of your comfort zone, is always one of the most stressful experiences in anyone’s life. That stress level is only going to be amplified if you find yourself not being well prepared.

Doing your homework doesn’t just mean you know where you’re moving and how to get there. You are also going to want to make sure that if you hire a moving company that you have checked them out and made sure they are reputable. If you happen to hire a company that might be made up of “rogue movers,” you are going to find yourself in a spot of trouble. You might lose more money than you were expecting to spend hiring on of these crooked companies. You might also lose your stuff, depending on just how crooked they actually are.

Make A Moving Checklist

The best way to make sure you are ready to move and that you have done your homework is to put together a moving checklist. This list should include any step and any item you can think of and then you can check those items off as you complete them. This means you might even want to put something like “call movers” at the top of the list.

Don’t leave something off because you’re just assuming you will remember it when the time comes. If you really want to make sure that moving to a place instead of just visiting there pays off you want to be 100 percent sure you are doing it right. Honoring the checklist and making sure you are updating whenever it needs to be updated.


The good news is that these days many moving companies provide tools to help you prepare. For example, the United Van Lines movers understand just how stressful the move is going to be and offer their customers storage solutions and customized move planning that make the move that much easier. This doesn’t preclude your own checklist and planning, of course.