Prepping for a Bi-Coastal Move

Back in February, I was tasked with the huge task of relocating my life back to the east coast from California. Through this process, I learned a whole lot and I wanted to share 🙂

First and foremost, I started the process by trimming down my belongings. I’m sure I’m not the only one who regularly says that I will “spring clean” each year and then doesn’t. But when it comes to moving, you have to actually commit! This means that I spent hours going through my stuff and sorted out stuff that wasn’t absolutely necessary. After compiling a few loads of things, I immediately dropped them off at Goodwill. (Again, this means you can’t procrastinate and drive around with these things in your trunk for 6-months 😜)

After this task was completed, I did some research on some different companies that move belongings for cheap, and found that Busfreighters was a great option! This company is operated through the Greyhound Bus System and offered the cheapest rates on the market! This was a no-brainer for me, being that I was on a budget.

From here, I had to pack up my belongings, count and weigh the boxes, and then submit a quote on their website to place my order. I was able to estimate 20 boxes at a total of 500 lbs, which totaled just over $500! Not bad right?!

After this was submitted, and the boxes were packed, I went through and numbered each and every box while simultaneously keeping a key in my journal of what items were associated with each numbered box. This was a great way to keep track of my belongings while also ensuring security. I figured it’d be smarter to have numbers on the outside of the boxes than a big giant label calling attention that my entire wardrobe was inside of this box…

Once the quote was submitted and a date was set, it was smooth sailing from here! They showed up on the day I scheduled, within the 4 hour window of time I chose, and packed my stuff into the van! It was as simple as that! From there, they took my belongings to the station, loaded it onto the bus, and off it went!

1 week later, my belongings showed up in Virginia, at the bus station I requested. I went to scoop them and it was easy as that! They could’ve even delivered them to my doorstep for an additional fee, but I figured that wouldn’t be smart considering the budget I mentioned above.

Luckily, this was a super easy process and made my move super enjoyable! I’d be happy to chat if anyone needs some more detailed pointers 🙂


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