If you’re moving cross country after graduating from college it’s probably for an exciting reason. You snagged your first “big” job (yay!) or you’re starting graduate school (yay!)… Either way, you have to pack up and haul yourself, and all your stuff, across hundreds or thousands of miles. Moving to college might have been complicated, but you had fewer things, and maybe even your parents’ help. But now you have to do it on your own. So what’s the cheapest and easiest way to make that big move after college? As always, just like life, it’s choose your own adventure.
Do you already have a place to live?
How attached are you to your things?
Will you be moving with your car?
Willing to do some (light) math?
Other Essential Tips
- Start saving money for your move today. Whenever you’re reading this, now is a good time to start or keep saving up for your post-college move. You’re going to incur some expenses, either to fly or drive to your new home, to do a reconnaissance mission before moving, or for things like security deposits, first month’s rent, utility deposits, and more.
- Got a great new job? Ask about relocation expenses. Did you know that many companies will offer you some money toward your move? If your new career is in especially high demand, employers will often sweeten your offer with the option to reimburse your moving expenses. It doesn’t hurt to ask, even if you’re a new grad.