When we decided to quit our jobs and move from Indianapolis, Indiana to Portland, Oregon neither of us knew a soul in Portland, we didn't have jobs lined up, we didn't have a place to live - it was a complete leap of faith. What we DID know was we didn't want to take a lot of stuff with us.Read More
When we made the decision to move across the country the first of two times, we were living in a 530 square foot apartment, so downsizing wasn't too terribly overwhelming. Limited space = limited stuff.
That being said, we wanted to be very selective with the items we chose to keep because they would need to arrive on the West coast in one of two ways: 1) packed in the Honda Civic's backseat or trunk to ride along with us on our cross-country moving adventure, or 2) shipped via UPS. Option #1 offered limited space. Option #2 was a cost issue. In either case, the importance of paring down belongings was a critical component of this move.Read More