On moving across half the country
Seven Things I Learned After Moving Across the Country.
Sell Everything – What I learned selling (almost) all of my belongings to start over and why you should too.
Our long distance move last year followed these posts pretty closely, although this was my first time reading them. We had moved using a rented truck previously, and knew we didn’t want to spend that much again just to move non-essentials.
Although I can’t say it will be easy, I can recommend paring your belongings down before moving 1000 miles. It’s funny how quickly new things can accumulate in the year after the move, though… :)
Edit: To clarify, no we aren’t moving a long distance again. This was just some reflection on our move for others. Sorry for any confusion!