Guide to Moving to Maui, Hawaii
So you want to move to Maui, Hawaii? Well, this is a guide about the logistics on Maui to Maui, Hawaii. How to live on an island is a whole other topic (albeit an envious one) so for now lets stick to logistics.
Planning and doing some research can certainly help ease the move especially if you have pets.
Shipping to Maui: Remember you can't drive your belongings here. ;-) You either have to ship or air frieght it. This can be expensive so you may look into selling your belongings on the mainland and start fresh here on Maui. But if you are shipping many items then you may need a container so here are some shipping companies to contact. I am going to only offer links because rates change and companies available change. Do some research on the companies as not all services and costs are the same. Their ports can differ as well. A possible way to save money on shipping may be to share a container. Do some research on this to see if feasable and of course I would highly recommend , to do it with only people you trust.
Shipping your Car to Maui: Again do your research on costs, estimated time, etc. Most of the time they want the cars completely empty so confirm that as well.
Shipping smaller and not many items: Then postal service, FedEx and UPS will be your best bet.
Again check on the Hawaii State website for any changes or updates.
This can be a stressful time for most folks mixed in with lots of excitement. So keep yourself well nourished and try to take some time to reflect. Be prepared that we can build up so many expectations about a move, especially to Paradise. Over 17 years ago I moved here from Manhattan. Personally for the first year, I still felt like I was on some sort of vacation. It was only when I started to create friendships and my children acclimated into their school that it dawned on me that I really did move! Making those bonds plants the roots into a community. Volunteering and getting active in community groups is a great way to jump start the "getting to know you" phase. I will write about that one day as I have a wonderful story about how I met my neighbor-a testament to the true aloha that is strong here.
It may be cliche but go out on that limb to "enjoy the journey". The goals come at a moment in time, the rest is the journey. So breathe in and breathe out and enjoy the journey... Oh by the way, if you do get "island fever" then mainland is just a plane ride away. However the East now it much closer now, so you could go explore that as well and let the Islands be your home base.
A hui hou... (until we meet again). Jeannie Kong
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