Moving: Pack it or Replace it?

Moving: Pack it or Replace it?

Kathryn Wright
Oct 5, 2010

In just a few days I'll be moving 600 miles to a National Park for 14 months. As I'm packing I'm trying to decided if I should bring larger pieces of furniture to the new place, or if I should just replace those pieces on the other end. I'm wondering if anyone can share their advice and experiences with long-distance moves?

The dilemma really lies in whether or not I'll need to rent an extra large vehicle to move these items and whether it's really worth it for such a short term stay. It seems that moving existing furniture would be the greener option. It would take a lot of gas to get there but really it's just one trip.

On the other hand, if I buy furniture on the other end I can choose pieces that fit the new space and I can probably find some pieces second-hand so as not to waste new resources.

I'm leaning toward replacement, but looking for advice...what would you do?

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