Moving to an island of fun in the sun, playing on the beach and swimming in the ocean is the dream of some people, but before you make the leap to move to Hawaii there are some things that you need to consider before you do. One of the first things that you need to remember is that when you find that special house you are going to have to do some major shipping of your furniture, household goods, personal items, and your car, all of which can become quite expensive. The best piece of advice is to sell everything except for your personal belongings and things that mean something to you. The furniture you can buy on the island along with various household goods. This will save you some big money.

When you do get ready to ship your personal items and whatever you decide to keep use Parcel Post because it is the cheapest way to ship, but there is one drawback. It also takes the longest to get there which can be four to six weeks. One way to get around this long wait time is to see about getting a post office box and start shipping your boxes to your new home. The post office will hold your boxes for a few weeks so you should not start sending boxes longer than two months before you get ready to leave for your new home.

But before you can even think about packing up your belongings you need to find a home to move into. It is a good idea to contact a real estate agent that lives on the island and let them know what you are looking for including the price range, how many square feet, number of bedrooms, and whatever else you want her to know. Set up a date that you and the family can take a trip to Hawaii and use that week to go house hunting with your agent. There are also many online real estate websites that you can also visit to see what houses are available. You could also find a home to rent until you find the home that you want to buy.

When you ship your car you can figure that it will cost around a thousand dollars and take about three weeks for it to arrive. To find a carrier to ship your car you can check online. 

There are just some of the things that you should do when you make the move to Hawaii.