If success has eluded us, when we know we could be doing so much more, the time to reevaluate life is here. We must be honest with ourselves, the hard choices made, a plan with defined goals, yet with the flexibility needed in the real world should be thought out. Change begins when we recognize that must master ourselves, holding in check our desires, passion, and excesses.
We’re going to road trip from LA to the farm, and we are going to do it in a car (we’re selling one of our cars). That means figuring out how to get our things from Los Angeles to our new home, without driving it there ourselves. I had heard of PODS and contacted them first. Whoa, pricey. Kept calling places and found the best option with http://www.upack.com. 1800PackRat.com started out quoting me higher than even PODS, but their customer service was fantastic and they were able to almost match upack’s quote. I almost switched the reservation just for their A+ service, but when you’re moving, every hundred or two hundered dollars counts! If you think you *might* move in the next six months, if you have even the slightest possibility, go online and get a quote generated ASAP. I did that a few months ago when we were tossing around the possibility, just to find out how much it would cost to move. Then, when the date was set and we were a month and a half out, I went online to generate a new quote with the exact dates, and the cost had almost doubled. Luckily, I had the old quotes and called and u-pack was able to exactly match their original quote, by just asking them to. We’re moving in June, which is a busy month for moving (Jan-April are less busy), so keep that in mind if you are flexible on your move. The way our move is set up, we chose a certain amount of feet inside a moving truck that we think we can fit our things into. If we end up using more or less, the quote changes $90/foot, up or down. When our things are loaded, they are secured with a “wall” and a padlock. There will be other things loaded in the remainder of the space.