Relocating to a distant place can be uncomfortable, hectic, and even emotionally costly. Even so, there are benefits to moving that may help you feel better about it, like the fact that it may help you to finally get your things organized.
Unless you are somehow above the economic principles of transportation cost, you'll find that simply packing everything into boxes and shipping them off may not be the cheapest option. First, think about whether you really need to bring a certain item. If it's going to do nothing but take up space in your new residence, then you may as well leave it behind. If it's something that you think you'll need, then think about whether it will be cheaper to have it shipped, or to simple buy a new, similar item once the move is over.
If you're maintaining a storage space in the area of your old residence, then consider what to leave there in order to avoid extra expenses and clutter at your final destination. Objects of sentimental or real value, but are otherwise useless to you in the short or medium-term should be probable candidates for storage.
By forcing you to get rid unwanted items and keeping less useful things in storage, long-distance moving can