Originally Posted by SField
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.