Were considering a long distance move and this would be one of those, pretty much can't afford to move anyway but can't really stay here so we gotta go. (The things that are keeping us here are evaporating, health care no longer needed, family and friends have all moved out of state, and its to dang $$$ to stay and no chance of working here, ect)
Is it a cost to replace vs cost to transport thing? For all I know we may end up just taking what we can fit in the car. Hoping we can get one of those tiny uhauls my car can pull (not even sure thats an option) or I can pay gas money for a friend with a truck to haul one, how do I figure what to take?
Important things to be aware of:
Were low income so money to replace items will be scarce as will money to transport.
I'll be lucky to have $1000 to move with and I will need to find a place to rent when we get there. Just taking my car will be roughly $250 in gas one way and will require 2-3 nights in a hotel along the way.
I have friends moving into the area I'm thinking of, I can always see if I can snag a small bit of space on their trailer (big moving trailer they own and are making several trips back and forth) and offer $. Trying to figure out how much space things like W/D, fridge and mattresses would take as those are $$$. How do I calculate that stuff?
The areas we are considering have harsh winters and we would need to buy heavy duty winter clothes pretty much right away as were considering moving in the fall. One of the places was bad enough that our friend had to wear crampons to walk to the laundry room of his apt complex.
Benefits of moving to these ridiculously cold places? Its where our support networks have moved and we'd have some amazing opportunities for learning self sufficiency and off the grid living for the most part plus the schools are tiny and actually places I would consider sending my kids to which would mean free babysitting and I could go to work and be happy my kids are getting a good education without me providing it in person. Question is, how do we pull it off?