SOULOFADANCER all the best with the move.
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.
| Pounds lost: 20.0