If you’ve watched the movie Into The Wild, you’ll be familiar with the story of a young man disillusioned with his life. He gets rid of everything he owns, changes his name and goes into the wild to live. Now, that may not happen in as drastic a fashion these days, but selling up and moving away has become more common. More and more people are selling everything they own and searching for a new life elsewhere.

If you decide, this is something you’d like to do you’re going to need to plan this in advance. The flying by the seat of your pants approach won’t do here. There’s got to be some sort of system or you’re going to run into problems. So, you need to make sure you do what you can to come up with ways to facilitate this as smoothly as possible.

Decide Where You’ll Move To

New Life - Where to put down roots?The first thing you’re going to need to think about is where you’re going to move to. There is so much choice these days that the only limits are the ones you set yourself. You might want to move to somewhere else in your own country. But, where’s the fun in that?! If you’re going to go to the effort of selling all of your possessions and starting a new life you might as well go across the world. Think about somewhere you’ve always wanted to go where you can start again and build a brand new life from scratch.

Get Rid of Your Things

Okay, so you need to get serious about getting rid of all of your things as well. It’s all well and good saying you’re going to do this, but it’s time to take action. Bear in mind that you are purging yourself of all your possessions. You won’t need any of them for your move so don’t be too precious over prices, etc. Just make sure you get something you’re happy with. Now, a lot of stuff might not be worth selling in which case you need to give it away or chuck it out. And anything sellable you could stick on eBay, Gumtree and in the local papers. Make sure it’s priced well enough that you can get rid of it all quickly enough.

Starting Afresh

New Life - Starting afreshNow it’s a case of starting afresh in your new location. Every year loads of people do exactly this, and they try to create new lives of their own thousands of miles from home. Now, there are a lot of different reasons a person could have for doing this. These reasons are a moot point at this juncture. What you need to understand is that wherever you go, there you are. So, you just need to make sure you put everything into your new life and work on building from scratch. View it as a fun and exciting way of getting a fresh start.

Making a new life for yourself can be daunting, but it can also be fun and life-changing. Make sure you think hard about the decision, but not too hard. You need to be sure, but not talk yourself out of it!

DISCLAIMER: These articles are for information only and should not be construed as advice. You should always seek advice prior to taking any action.