Like Adlins I have used a moving company and I stress, buy the insurance (if you do). They damaged my bike and they had to pay for the repairs. It was worth the extra because if I had to buy the new tire and get the shop to repair the damage, I would not have done it. It was far more than the insurance. I also had the company do the packing which with that move, it was well worth it but I did have to go to the bar to pull their sorry *beeps* out to work! Gotta love the north. LOL!!
I've moved many many times. From using family and friends and providing lots of beer and pizza in exchange to packing up all my stuff in a duffel bag, hopping on a plane and another time on a bus to move. Nothing more.
The last move was last spring from the 3rd floor to the bottom - larger apt and with the ruptured disc, I could walk to my apt without it taking 20 min or longer. I hired "Work Crew" - it cost me $75 and they did an excellent job. I'm not sure what it would be called in cities. Basically I hired a special needs adult who was supervised (and who also worked) by his support person, $25 per hour. They even set up my furniture. My parents also used Work Crew when they moved into town. I'm sure all cities and small towns have similar organizations - in the city next door its called AimHi. Salvation Army might know where to start or even calling up the local Social Services office. 'Course things might be different in the States. I really found them to be slick and professional. Plus it supports the community.
How exciting to get new furniture. I always felt "free" when I purged, every move I've done that and it feels freeing. Keep us posted how it goes.
I've moved a LOT. So far, I've lived in 7 states and another move is in my future (I'm just not sure when). I've learned that having help packing, maybe not as good a thing. If I've got no help, I go with a moving company. It was easier when my employer was paying for the moves, but fortunately, in the US it is tax deductible.
I'm also looking at what can go away for future moves. This last move taught me I have too much that I don't really need. It's much easier to accumulate that pare down.
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I move often and I have to say the worst part is trying to find someone to help. I always wondered what other people did. The last time I moved I had a friend help but it was a lot of work for just the two of us.
The new area sounds great, I hope you have fun!
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I just moved myself, but about 8 of my family and friends each gave me an hour or more of their time and effort (lots of effort!). I just moved from the ground floor to the third floor of the same building, so I didn't have to deal with loading and unloading a truck. I don't really mind the moving. It's the packing and unpacking that bug me. I am still not unpacked and I moved almost two weeks ago! I wish you the best of luck with your move. I hope the new place works out well for you!
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Grr I am moving and doing it all by myself. I have been purging but man I have too much stuff My new place is smaller so I have to even buy furniture for the new place Change is good and I like starting a new year in a new place Being single and moving is no fun but once it's over the new area is so cool for singles There is the second part of my goals for the year to socialze more WOOHOO
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