Relocating Stress & Detail Management
We're closing on selling our home of 38 years in 30 days. We have a Born Free camper awaiting us in Reno. (Two grown children in California, with two granddaughters). We also have a 6-family building that we own here in Connecticut. As well as "hobby stuff", I have power tools, hand tools etc. I'm cursed with being emotionally connected with my "stuff", and I know that complicates things. I've come up with some options on how to disentangle from "everything", and would appreciate feedback from those who have gone through this.
We've gone on multiple 2 month trips in our camper, and have NEVER "missed home". Although the camper might be a little small, we want to keep this transition as simple as possible, so we're delaying the purchase of a larger unit. Here's my ideas on how to "get out of this place".
1. Store tools in apt. house, store personal keepsakes in local storage, fly to Reno and return with camper to Connecticut (taking our time). Rent trailer and slowly meander out west with trailer of stuff.
2. Put hitch on 2003 Honda Accord, rent trailer, store tools in apt. house and drive to Reno. Use Honda as toad for the Born Free.
3.Rent a "Pod" for keepsakes (or hire a mover of small quantities), fly to Reno, ship Pod to Reno, give some keepsakes to family and store remainder.
Any options that I haven't considered would be appreciated. Thanks for your input!!