Moving is stressful. There is no way around it. If it is a good move a bad move it is still an undertaking. Moving far away is significantly more stressful than moving across town. I recently moved almost 3,000 miles across the country. And I found myself really struggling with the decision about how to get my belongings from one coast to the other. I could have hired long distance movers to properly pack up my things, drive across the country for me, meet me at my new place and properly unpack my things. That sounded like a great idea. But it also sounded expensive. I could rent a moving truck, pack it myself, and drive across country. But that didn’t seem wise to do in the winter. There was another option. I could have rented pods, packed them up myself, and had them delivered to my new doorstep. That could have saved me some serious money.
But every time I thought about that process I got stressed out. If I had someone help me who knew how to properly pack things then maybe. If I had the strength to carry my bookshelves then maybe. But pondering this decision was driving me nuts. I was excited about moving home to be closer to family. But the stress of moving planning was taking the fun out of it. Every time I thought about moving my things all my myself I got worried. I was afraid I would hurt my furniture or hurt myself. Now I am reading this as I write and now I am afraid that maybe I am just a big whiny baby.
Regardless, I decided to spend the extra money and paid professionals to deal with moving for me. My moving troubles washed off my back and I felt much better about moving in general. Everything went smoothly. It was the right decision for me.