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Postby 17 Seconds » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:33 pm

Holy horsefeathers moving sucks. Especially in the summer heat/humidity of Florida. I know I'm complaining about something that's ultimately just an inconvenience, but it is so horsefeathers stressful.
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Re: Moving

Postby NOLA » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:40 pm

I always said that as soon as I made a little money I’d never move myself again. I think every time I did move in New Orleans it was always in August.
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Re: Moving

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:52 pm

Yeah, I will never not have movers ever again. Moving is a horsefeathering nightmare.
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Re: Moving

Postby Derwood » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:33 pm

After living in something like 24 different addresses before age 30, I've happily lived at the same address for over 12 years. I would happily live here another 12 if it meant not moving again (though my wife and I have discussed downsizing immediately after our youngest is off to college in 5 or 6 years)
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Re: Moving

Postby Thurman Merman » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:23 am

I'm probably going to pay 6 figures to put an addition on my house just so I don't have to move again.
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Re: Moving

Postby Sammys Boombox » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:12 am

I really want to move from Missouri to Colorado, but the idea of actually packing up my entire house and moving it 10 hours away...

My wife and I moved 6 times in 4.5 years, but we’ve been in this house 6+ years and added a dog and two kids and a whole lot of stuff since then.
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Re: Moving

Postby PackLandVA » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:15 am

Moving is a great way to finally clean the basement...and the garage.
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Re: Moving

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:55 pm

Just bought a new house and moved at the end of August for the first time in many years. Between giving stuff away, selling excess online, and hauling to the landfill, we probably rid ourselves of close to a full ton of stuff we did not need. Next time I'm lighting a match and walking away.
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Re: Moving

Postby weis21 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:37 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Just bought a new house and moved at the end of August for the first time in many years. Between giving stuff away, selling excess online, and hauling to the landfill, we probably rid ourselves of close to a full ton of stuff we did not need. Next time I'm lighting a match and walking away.

I moved this summer too (wth is wrong with us) and it ended up being the hottest day of the year. I sold my townhouse, moved into my girlfiend's rental townhouse (this was in January) and then we bought a house. In the midst of moving I slid in a mattress and immediately had to lay down on it and sleep for two hours. There had to be some sort of heat exhaustion thing going on.

Yes, I'm in favor of lighting a match if ever moving again.
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Re: Moving

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:45 pm

The only big things we took from old place in recent move were couple dressers and kitchen stuff. People took a ton of other stuff off our hands, no dumpster trips. It was only my 2nd move in 20 years. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Previous move was pain in the dik.
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Re: Moving

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:52 pm

weis21 wrote:In the midst of moving I slid in a mattress and immediately had to lay down on it


Man, this is a power horsefeathers move straight out of the HCCF playbook, baby.
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Re: Moving

Postby biittner77 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:17 pm

In a sort of related story, teachers never throw anything away so when they retire they tend to have a lot of crap to go through. I remember one teacher that spent a full week going through all her stuff. Another one pretty much did the keys over the shoulder on the way out/ never look back thing. I already know which of those two strategies I'm going to use.
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Re: Moving

Postby weis21 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:38 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
weis21 wrote:In the midst of moving I slid in a mattress and immediately had to lay down on it


Man, this is a power horsefeathers move straight out of the HCCF playbook, baby.

you mean moving a mattress by myself or being so out of shape having to almost immediately collapse on it upon moving it?
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Re: Moving

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:53 pm

weis21 wrote:
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weis21 wrote:In the midst of moving I slid in a mattress and immediately had to lay down on it


Man, this is a power horsefeathers move straight out of the HCCF playbook, baby.

you mean moving a mattress by myself or being so out of shape having to almost immediately collapse on it upon moving it?


More that you said it so sexily before.
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Re: Moving

Postby The_Achiever » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:04 pm

Yeah, I moved from Chicago to LA and just took what I could fit in my car. Been AirBnBing it until I found a job and my apartment was ready. Fun to live in different neighborhoods but it'll feel good to put down some roots.

Moving 100% sucks. You have to account for every damn thing in your life, literally.
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Re: Moving

Postby biittner77 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:01 pm

Which is worst part of moving: packing or unpacking?
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Re: Moving

Postby squally1313 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:04 pm

biittner77 wrote:Which is worst part of moving: packing or unpacking?


Depends on how much clutter you can deal with. For me, packing is worse because there's a deadline, and I don't mind taking a few weeks to work through all the boxes when I get there. Normally if I go a month and there's still stuff in boxes, it's a good sign I don't need it and the box can just go in the trash.
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Re: Moving

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:15 pm

biittner77 wrote:Which is worst part of moving: packing or unpacking?


I'm a weirdo who loves unpacking; at that point I'm somewhere new and it's like sealing the deal on getting a fresh start or starting something new. Packing, by contrast, feels endless and miserable and makes me hate everything I own.
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Re: Moving

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:33 pm

Packing is an order of magnitude worse. Unpacking is on your own time, involves customizing your new space to your needs, and generally involves less heavy lifting. Packing is an all consuming roundup of all your possessions where by the end you don't remember what your previous hobbies were. And then once you've packed you still need to clean the place as a reward.
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Re: Moving

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:43 pm

Plus I always find multiple times I've already packed something I need or want well before the pack out is done. PACKING STINKS.
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Re: Moving

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:43 pm

Also: if unpacking was worse, then they'd be called the Green Bay UNpackers, baby.
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Re: Moving

Postby biittner77 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:18 pm

For me unpacking is worse because it takes forever. It the mean time there are all these boxes everywhere. Packing sucks enough that it should be the worst part of the move but then you have to unpack. It's like adding insult to injury.
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Re: Moving

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:05 pm

Moved this summer with a, at the time, 10 month old.

He's now one and I don't know where like half of the things I own are still. Part of that is because were gonna start a renovation soon and didn't want to totally unpack all of it just to pack it back up... But id say unpacking has been worse than packing. Although moving in general, with a baby who is mobile is awful.

Oh and number two is coming at the end of January so we have a super tight deadline to get our kitchen redone and try and feel settled into this house before we're in a constant state or sleep deprivation. Almost wishing we just stayed in that 2 bedroom ranch forever!
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Re: Moving

Postby XZero77 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:36 pm

I moved this summer and while not the first time, it was the worst. The most stuff we've ever own, and just my wife, kid and I to do all the work.

I find the packing/loading phase to be the worst. I think that it because it seems like you almost always grossly underestimate the amount of horsefeathers you own. For me, this often leads to a mad rush as moving day approaches. At least with unpacking, there usually isn't a deadline to finish.

This last move has sold me on the idea of just Marie Kondo-ing the hell out of the house.
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Re: Moving

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:19 pm

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