Moving to Hawaii

Categories: Local News, Self Storage

Girl running on beach during dayReasons for making the Hawaiian Islands your home are as countless as the evening stars over Waikiki Beach. Are you headed for the Big Pineapple on Oahu or relocating to the Main Island? Whether you’re making a military transition or traveling for business, A-American Self Storage options make the move to Honolulu, HI or Keaau, HI easier both coming to and leaving the Island.

Prep for Paradise

Relocating across the Pacific Ocean involves more than driving over a state line, but basic preparation strategies still apply. Do your homework, and choose a transportation company that specializes in overseas shipping. Work up a checklist breaking down important tasks by date. What can you get done a month before leaving? Which arrangements can wait until the last week? Stateside shipments usually take a month to arrive in Hawaii, so develop realistic scheduling that covers moving chores and departure dates.

Don’t Move Everything

If you’re not sure about the relocation as a permanent address change, consider leaving some of your belongings in self storage. Shipping a household overseas isn’t cheap, and packing requirements can be cumbersome. Apartments, homes and base housing on the Island are often furnished, so map out a new floor plan. Determine what furniture fits your future, and factor in your car. Between the expense of long-distance vehicle shipment and Hawaii’s high gasoline prices, it might cost less to leave the wheels behind in a drive-up storage unit.

Expect to Reorganize

In a perfect relocation world, that floor plan you sketched out has a place for everything. In reality, you’ll probably rearrange the furniture, and kitchen cabinets might be smaller than you hoped. If it doesn’t fit, don’t worry. The Islands provide all the self storage solutions you enjoy back in the States. Most facilities offer move-in discounts as well as special rates for military families.

Whether you call the front porch a lanai or veranda, relax while you take in the beauty of your new tropical surroundings. Once you settle in, that temporary move to paradise might become a permanent change in scenery. Until it does, rely on secure self storage back on the Mainland and local storage options around Honolulu, HI and Keaau, HI to keep everything organized.