Hey GT. I’ve decided that I want out of Texas by the end of the year. It’s time, and going on vacation earlier in the month confirmed that. I’ve lived here all of my life, and I want a fresh start in a new state now that I have moved into my thirties. I want to move to Oregon or Washington.

I’m taking what I can fit in my car and a small trailer- essentially my bed and clothes and minimal boxes. Pretty much all of my furniture is cheap or free hand me downs, so I’m planning on selling and donating as much as I can.

My lease is up in December, so I’ve got quite awhile to research and plan. Do those of you who have made a cross country move have any wisdom or tips to share?