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Is there any hell worse than moving?

post #1 of 61
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I'd rather spend a month getting waterboarded at Gitmo. I cancelled my vacation plans due to a snow storm and figured what the heck, since I'm sitting at home, I can pack everything on my own. Never again, never again.
post #2 of 61
Yes, helping a woman move.
post #3 of 61
actually, helping others move is easier. I don't really give a shit about their stuff.

and no, there is no worse hell...
post #4 of 61
Two things I learned from having moved several times in my life;

1) Hire professionals
2) Own less things
post #5 of 61
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Originally Posted by SField View Post
Two things I learned from having moved several times in my life;

1) Hire professionals
2) Own less things

+1. every time i move or pack up my stuff, i vow to stop buying things.
post #6 of 61
+1. I own stuff that will all fit in a total of 3 bags. Books are another story, but they can be stored/shipped easily.
post #7 of 61
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post
actually, helping others move is easier. I don't really give a shit about their stuff.

and no, there is no worse hell...

+1. When it's a friend, I show up, lift boxes, etc and drink beer!
post #8 of 61
Yeah moving definitely sucks ass. When I moved my wife into my condo right before we got married, I had to drive a U-Haul truck with bald tires during an ice storm. That was fun.
post #9 of 61
last friend that i helped move...it was early jan....his wife sukked ass......didn't want him to buy us some beers during the day(i actually bought some), they were only 3/5 fully packed....and she sat around playing with their son. she actually had the nerve to ask us "when will we be done!"
post #10 of 61
There are worse hells, but not many. I loathe moving, and I seem to have a penchant for moving in the hottest part of the summer, which is a nightmare given I've spent the entirety of my life in the deepest of the Deep South.

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Originally Posted by SField View Post
Two things I learned from having moved several times in my life;

1) Hire professionals
2) Own less things

Another +1.

For my last couple of moves I've hired movers just for the big stuff, and even that seemingly small bit of help was huge.
post #11 of 61
Been packing all day and getting ready to move out of my apartment tomorrow. I feel for you, it is quite horrible and I barely have anything. Surprisingly, clothes end up weighing more than you might think for shipping.
post #12 of 61
I always just buy a new bed/mattress when I move. I still haven't invested in a very expensive bed or mattress... just a couple thousand bucks to me is worth avoiding the pain of moving.

My only possessions are a few antiques, my cooking stuff, some art, books and DVDs. As a minimalist, I am strongly considering going digital with all my films/books... then donating my whole Criterion collection to some university. The less space my things take up the better, as I'm bound to keep accumulating stuff.

Now if I moved, it would be a bitch. I have furniture that I woudn't want to donate/throw out. I am strongly considering moving within Chicago though, but that won't really be that big of a pain I don't think, if I have professional help.
post #13 of 61
couple thousand for a bed?

that's more than an entire local moving service costs
post #14 of 61
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post
couple thousand for a bed? that's more than an entire local moving service costs
+1 I've done full service cross country moves for less than $3k.
post #15 of 61
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I always just buy a new bed/mattress when I move. I still haven't invested in a very expensive bed or mattress... just a couple thousand bucks to me is worth avoiding the pain of moving.

My only possessions are a few antiques, my cooking stuff, some art, books and DVDs. As a minimalist, I am strongly considering going digital with all my films/books... then donating my whole Criterion collection to some university. The less space my things take up the better, as I'm bound to keep accumulating stuff.

Now if I moved, it would be a bitch. I have furniture that I woudn't want to donate/throw out. I am strongly considering moving within Chicago though, but that won't really be that big of a pain I don't think, if I have professional help.

I tried to list all my furniture so someone would buy it and I could just call the stores and have them deliver new shit to me. No go. Bed bugs have ruined craigslist shopping even for nice furniture. And I called the movers to see if they'd be willing to send a couple people over for a few hours to do the packing after I'd already cancelled it - no go, they are booked solid.

Even finding boxes is a pain in the ass. I hate life right now.
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