So that said, what do you have to look forward to if you are going to move?
Let’s see, backbreaking work loading all your stuff into a truck that is probably six sizes too small for what you own. Add in the wrapping, collecting boxes, ensuring all the breakables are well protected and none of the lighter items are underneath the heavier items. Moving can be an absolutely dreadful experience. You want to avoid the moving woes pictured in 9 Moving Horror Stories that We are Trying to Forget.
I, for one, can attest to having moved three times so far in my lifetime. Once when I was younger right in the middle of my freshman year in high school, I remember tensions running high at this point and my parents actual movie closing date getting pushed back twice and the last time was to be right after Christmas. We lived out of moving boxes for weeks at this point (I, for one, hated this and couldn’t find the half of my belongings for weeks). I can even recall, my frustrated, Clark Griswald type dad (think Christmas Vacation variety) shouting obscenities and finally putting up a mini Christmas dream that used to decorate our window on top of a moving box and telling us Merry Christmas loudly and full of anger and rage. By the way, this was the extent of our Christmas decorations that year.
This was just the first of a few moves, I have made in my life.
And yet for those of us who have indeed made several moves in our lives, you might feel that moving is simple and no problem, until its time (not me, but still many do). How heavy is that dresser you have to get up the ramp? How come none of your friends showed up to help you move, even though you bought pizza and beer? Many times, moving entails late night, last minute packing to make sure you didn’t forget anything.
Let’s take a look back on the second time I moved which was years later, when I was getting married to Kevin. We even joked we would have a moving party. Well, my brother helped my soon to be husband moving into our first married apartment (as he moved in first while we were still engaged). They had to carry a large, heavy picture tube TV into an apartment that’s pathway was covered in snow and ice. Not sure how they didn’t drop the TV or slip or fall not he ice doing this! They definitely didn’t have a party after this one!
By the way, this move didn’t include a truck rental either. Trucks for moving are rented by the day and charge by the mile, sometimes as a package of miles for long distance moves, but this can be a very costly venture. Not to mention you have to figure out how to get your vehicle, the truck, and all your belongings from one place to another safely.
However the third time we moved, Kevin and I did have to rent a truck, because now we had not only belongings, such as TVs, but also had some furniture and many different items we accumulated over the first few years of marriage together that did indeed necessitate a moving truck to help us. So again family helped us, but along with the aid of a rented truck.
But once we did indeed have everything and everyone packed and said goodbye to the one friend who showed up late to eat all our pizza and drink all our beer, we almost needed a CDL to drive the truck and tow your vehicle behind the truck. This was going to be as slow a move as molasses going uphill in winter, for those who don’t get it, that’s really slow. As pictured in Moving Day Horror Stories, you would not want to do this to yourself.
So, if we would like to avoid these hassles and problems with our moving next time now that it is not just us, but 2 children too that we need to move, how can we or anyone else for that matter indeed move more easily?
Simple, hire movers to do it for you; they will pack, load, transport and unload all your stuff. Moving companies have different packages for you to decide from so the cost of the move can fit in your budget.
If you prefer to pack your own stuff, that’s fine. You can even hire long distance movers to bring out a storage unit to be placed in your driveway and once you are done with it, they’ll pick it up and take it to the destination for you. No more crawling along the highway at a snail’s pace, no more worry if your car is going to fall off the tow hitch, now you have some peace of mind about your move.
Best of all, you won’t need to have your friends tell you they will be there to help and not show up. If you have a storage unit put in your driveway, you can take your time getting it filled and the movers will take it when you are ready. Make sure you hire a moving company for your next move so it can be made in to an easy and enjoyable experience for you.
So, now I will totally have to take my own advice when the time comes sooner or later to indeed move!
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