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I'm in the midst of moving. I haven't had to do so in a few decades and am finding it overwhelming. Any suggestions to make it easier?


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Hire movers.
 
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Yeah.

Leave everything and buy new stuff when you get there.

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Do you have any friends?

Friends will help you move.

Good friends will help you move a body.



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Time to purge....I made lotsa trips to goodwill
 
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Time to purge....I made lotsa trips to goodwill


Hah!

Try telling that to my GF....the "Tupperware Queen" of Tucson.


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You need to update your location.


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How far are you moving. If local just do a little at a time.
If moving over a long distance hire a mover.
When my wife and I moved from NJ to FL 18 years ago The first thing we did is decide what we did want to keep. We donated a lot of items to local charity's.
You can find movers that will pack all your stuff,load it in a truck,unload it and unpack it for you. It is very expensive though.
My wife and I packed all of our own boxes and had a mover load his truck in NJ and then he unloaded it in FL. We did all the unpacking our self.
My father had a motor home with a tow dolly for one of our cars and I drove the other. My wife and our 2 dogs went in the motor home with anything we did not want to place in the moving truck (guns,important papers,valuables and anything that could not be replaced)
Yes it was very stressful. We bought a new home with no jobs set up before the move. At one point we thought we were making a mistake moving however it was one of the best decisions we made.
Our move was being made to change our lifestyle and save our sanity.
Make a plan and try to follow it as best as you can. My wife and I were still loading the motor home on the day of the closing with the new owners. The new owners were great and told us not to stress out and finish up later that day.
I wish you the best with the move.


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Stop packing shit you haven't used/touched/needed in the past year or more, or all those special momentos and keepsakes that live in a box in the closet and will be thrown out by your heirs. Find a good home for them now or let them go.

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Good ideas here ... especially the purging, donating and hiring a mover.

A few years ago moved my daughter into a third floor apartment. Busted my ass. A year later moving her out and into a house she bought a few miles away ... I hired a mover. Best decision I ever made, well worth the cost !


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Rent a dumpster. Throw things away.

Then, commit yourself to donating half of all the stuff you think you still want up keep, but will probably end up in storage at the new place.

Hire someone to help you pack. There are professional Packers that will organize your things and pack them up in boxes. Obviously you should pack your guns, jewelry, and valuables yourself and keep an eye on the person you hired.

Then, hire movers to pack up your furniture, your boxes and deliver them to your new location.

Commit yourself to unpack within 3 days. If it doesn't get unpacked within the first three days, you risk that stuff just living in boxes forever.
 
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Have an auction.




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In my area, Salvation Army will send a truck and help to pick up furniture in your home and other large items for donations.
 
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Have a REALLY BIG yard sale. Buy new stuff.





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When I moved to the Yoop:
I sold off most of the household furniture and used the money to buy new furniture when I arrived in the Frozen North.
What I couldn't sell, I donated.
Dump everything you can. In the end, I had one U-Haul 20 foot truck load. Which included a motorcycle and a gun safe.
When moving a short distance, I did it room by room. Move one room, set it up, repeat until you are in the new place. Less chaotic that way, at least for me.


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Rent a Dumpster?



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Originally posted by BrianC:
I'm in the midst of moving. I haven't had to do so in a few decades and am finding it overwhelming. Any suggestions to make it easier?

You can't avoid it, so just enjoy it. Big Grin

Look at the bright side, you won't have to move for another few decades. And, by that time, the distance is only 6 feet. Big Grin


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Hire movers.


I have, but there's so much to do before they can move the furniture.


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Originally posted by BrianC:
I'm in the midst of moving. I haven't had to do so in a few decades and am finding it overwhelming. Any suggestions to make it easier?

You can't avoid it, so just enjoy it. Big Grin

Look at the bright side, you won't have to move for another few decades. And, by that time, the distance is only 6 feet. Big Grin


I like your thinking! Big Grin


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We've moved 5 times in the last sixteen years.

It never gets any easier from the big view.

What I can tell you that helped me was getting large/medium sized (depending on your gear) rubbermaid containers.

All of my camping gear went into rubbermaid containers, firearm stuff- holsters, scopes, boxes for things installed, reloading setups, etc in others. Select the size so it isn't too heavy.

I labeled the outside of the non-clear containers so I knew where things were.
After I did this once everything was organized.
I put the least-used containers on the bottom in storage.

Since I never allow movers to touch my firearms anyway, this made it really easy to keep the delicate/valuable stuff together and easy to move. I have a few hardigg, halliburton and pelican cases for magazines, multiple pistols, and other components.

One of the nice things- you don't have to worry so much about water or critters after this. I've done this through the last three moves and it worked great...
 
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