Thanks to the many improvements in transportation, globetrotting has become a hobby beholden to many on this earth. They work for half of the year, save like crazy and then hop on a plane to see the world and ‘find themselves.’ What happens then to the life we leave behind?
Some pro globetrotters recommend minimizing the daily expenses of living in one place. Others recommend packing everything up to be opened again when you get back. Still others rent out their houses or apartments along with the furniture to be maintained till they claim it again. Here are some suggestions on how you can put your life in order by packing it as you travel the world and have new experiences.
Ship It All Somewhere
This is only to be tried if you have the space somewhere else and the money to pay for it. There are international movers and packers who will pack up all your belongings carefully and then deliver it to where you want to go. The beauty of this system is that your belongings will be safe and sound until you want to start using them again. Remember that having someone look after your things will ensure that they will maintain their quality.
Pack It All In
Another option is to store it somewhere. This is when self storage services come in handy. These services help you either pick out a storage unit and rent it for a certain period of time, or give you containers that you can use to pack everything in. Some services even take all your goods away themselves and store it; all you need to worry about is paying them. Once you get back from your worldwide exploration, you can give them a call and they will bring everything back to you. Make sure you go with a reputable company however as there is every chance that a seedier one will very well make off with your things.
Cover Them All Up
Some globetrotters go the old fashioned way, the way that dukes and lords and earls used to do when they moved from house to house according to seasons. They put the entire house under dust sheets. All the perishables are got rid of in the week leading up to a departure and then all the furniture is covered with large sheets that will keep off dust. You will still need to pay for someone to come in periodically to air the place out and maybe spray some insecticide around to stop termites crawling in – uninhabited houses are a haven for termites and other destructive insects.