I see you there. You want to move but you don’t know where to go…. or maybe your spouse doesn’t want to leave or perhaps Great Aunt Sally really believes you shouldn’t. If these things are stressing you out, never fear. The three of us, Michelle in Texas, Lindsey in Idaho and myself in Tennessee have had various troubles to overcome throughout our big moves leaving California. We’ve been blogging about our experiences since January 2022 in hopes that some of what we’ve learned will save you time and trouble. Here are some practical helps for the biggest obstacles to moving out of state. If you don’t see your particular issue listed here, let us know and we’ll do our very best to answer your question!

Help! We want to move but don’t know where to go!

In these posts, Lindsey shared how she and her husband narrowed down their search by state laws to choose the very best option for their family: http://redstateramblings.com/our-story-of-finding-idaho/ and http://redstateramblings.com/red-road-trip-for-freedom/.

I want to move, but my spouse doesn’t!

This is a very common problem and it doesn’t have to end with you and your spouse living in different states! Check out my post here for some practical advice: http://redstateramblings.com/3-reasons-not-to-fret-if-your-spouse-doesnt-want-to-move/.

My family and friends don’t understand.

While it’s true that everyone just needs to do what they believe is best for their own family and you don’t owe anyone an explanation, it’s also true that some people are genuinely interested in the why behind your move. If you’re dealing with someone who wants to understand, these posts may be helpful in explaining the differences between blue and red states:

http://redstateramblings.com/3-dumb-reasons-not-to-move/

http://redstateramblings.com/lessons-from-the-lionhearted-pilgrims/.

http://redstateramblings.com/is-quality-of-life-better-in-a-red-state/

http://redstateramblings.com/hollywood-lies-paradise-lost/

http://redstateramblings.com/conflicting-visions-thomas-sowell-saw-it-coming/

http://redstateramblings.com/governor-gavin-newsom-can-keep-you-safe-from-free-states/

http://redstateramblings.com/friendship-across-the-political-divide-is-it-possible/

I want our family to feel loved during the process.

You can read about the amazing ways Michelle comforted her family through their move here: http://redstateramblings.com/rv-trek-to-the-lone-star-state/ and here: http://redstateramblings.com/how-to-make-a-temporary-house-feel-like-home-sweet-home/.

Facing a tragedy in your new state…

Don’t miss Michelle’s healing words here: http://redstateramblings.com/facing-trials-in-your-new-state-with-grace/.

Help! The locals hate us!

Lindsey’s post is just what you need: http://redstateramblings.com/4-responses-to-inhospitable-locals/.

What should we trash and what should we bring?

We all collaborated on this one: http://redstateramblings.com/what-youll-regret-not-bringing-to-your-new-state-every-little-thing-you-wont/.

What’s it like bringing all the pets?

In this post, we’ll tell you what not to do (like don’t ever buy a cat leash) and what to do (like definitely stay in a Tru Hotel if you’re traveling with animals! No, we aren’t paid sponsors – we just loved our experience there!) http://redstateramblings.com/new-year-new-state-new-blog/.

Don’t see your moving trouble listed here?

Leave a comment or feel free to contact us and let us know how we can help!

May the Lord bless and keep you wherever you live! And may you remember throughout your move and always:

In this world, you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 16:33

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