If you are wondering, "Should I move across the country?" Although this question can be stressful at times, this article may help you decide as we explore five amazing benefits to packing up and heading to an unfamiliar location in another part of this great nation. From detoxifying your home to enjoying a fresh start somewhere new, you may find moving to be the key to unlocking an exciting adventure you'll wish you had experienced years ago.
Clear the Air
People often think of adding plants to remove harmful odors and toxins from their living spaces. But, did you know 20 million Americans suffer from dust allergies? What's more, every item in your home is a dust collector. While you cannot get rid of all your belongings, planning a big move forces you to declutter your home by removing the items that do not add value to your life. As a matter of fact, this action removes two things, dust collecting items you do not need from your home and the stress that comes from living in a cluttered cramped space. Stress by-the-way is known to cause a myriad of health issues, and de-cluttering your home is one way you can lift that burden from your shoulders. As a bonus, you will be able to clean your items as you give them an organized space in your new home.
Be a Community Hero
Another benefit from the decluttering stage of your long-distance move is you will be able to help others in need by donating your gently used items to a local charity. Helping others is a known aid in treating depression, and it feels good to know you are giving your treasures a new home where they will be used and appreciated. Even small items can make a difference to someone who is going through a hard time financially.
Get Creative and Make Money
Speaking of finances, upcycling is a huge industry because of the profit potential. If you have a desk that could be given another purpose as a table with a few tweaks or you have a bookcase that just needs a painting facelift to look "like new" again, you may have hidden gems that could earn you serious moving cash! The best way to find out if you own good upcycling items is to do your research on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Amazon, and other sites that offer to sell gently used or refurbished items. For repurposed items, you could also look at Etsy. Your research for similar products can tell you how much you can earn from your hard work. Depending on the number of items you are able to sell, you may be able to afford a decent portion of your moving expenses.
More great news! Your decluttering, donating and upcycling efforts are really paying off with your exercise goals. Add those actions to packing and unpacking boxes, which is estimated to be around 222 calories, and you have a great start to getting in shape for the next stage of your life journey! Want to burn more? Why lift weights when you can lift furniture as you load it into the moving truck and later unload it into your new home? Just be sure you take all the right safety precautions when attempting to move heavy objects. Physical injuries can result in significant healthcare-related expenses.
Embrace the Excitement
Now that you have done the hard work, it is time to kick back and enjoy your new beginnings across the country. Starting over with a change of scenery can lead to meeting interesting people and learning more about yourself such as how you never knew you would love snorkeling so much. True, you have to go through an adjustment period while familiarizing yourself with the area. But, at the end of the day, think of all the wonderful sights, traditions, and activities you are able to tell everyone about that you could only imagine before.
To answer your question about whether or not today is the day you can start orchestrating your long-distance move, unfortunately, no one can really answer that for you. However, these moving benefits can hopefully spark ideas on how you can make your dream of moving across the country a reality while feeling good in the process. If you are ready to make that fresh start with a long-distance move, we are here to help! Contact us to find out how affordable your moving costs can be using our professional moving and storage services.