People are now moving more frequently than ever and while there are a lot of positive aspects of this trend, it does make a few things more difficult for some people. While previous generations could fairly easily grow up, go to school, find a job, find a partner and raise their kids in the area that they grew up in, now a days it is almost impossible to be able to do any of those things within two or three cities. We are always moving to go to school, to find a job or to make some sort of compromise with a partner. Moving can be fun and exciting and I think that people do not think about that aspect as much as they should and instead they just get stuck being too concerned with all of the difficulties and effort that is going to come from moving. There is of course actually a lot of work and stress involved in moving, especially if you have a bunch of things so I can understand to an extent why people get wrapped up in this thought.
If you are moving somewhere for a long time and you want to bring all of your things with you, the best option might be to hire a moving company to handle moving all of your big things for you. This can be a pretty big expense but at least you will have all of your things with you in the end. If you try to minimize the amount of things that you have and then try to replace them as needed you might get lucky and find that you just had a bunch of junk before that you didn’t need and can now live with a minimized pile of junk or it can go the other way and you can end up having to find and buy a lot of things again that you already had. If you are making a move for work, ask if the company has any sort of program to help you move and cover your expenses. Most companies do and it can make a huge difference in your moving process.
If you are only planning to be away for a year or so, your experience will probably be a lot different. You could do the whole moving van thing and bring all of your stuff but it might not really be worth it. Of course a year is a decent amount of time so you will want a lot of your stuff but there is still plenty of things that you can deal without for a year or so. If you rent out a mini self storage unit from American Self Storage for that time that you are planning on being gone, you can keep all of your things that you are not ready to get rid of yet in a place where they will be safe and waiting for you when you get home. There might be one or two times during the year that you wish you had them with you but the savings of not having to bring everything with you will be well worth it.