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Old 06-20-2006, 11:42 AM
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Movers??

I've never had a moving company. We always had some friends or co-workers come over and for a case of beer or less, they did the heavy lifting. However, whoever was doing the unloading at the other end had no clue what-went-where. Even my own hubby wouldn't have a clue. The advantage to a color-code system is that the stuff that belongs in each room gets put in each room. It is a lot easier to find stuff that way, afterwards.

One time, friends of ours offered to help... he showed up with a cooler full of cold soda pop, sandwiches, fruit, and his wife babysat the kids on moving day... and he doesn't drink beer and refused that Thank You. Instead, I made them a lasagna dinner.

Another time, the company I worked for let us borrow a truck and two of the guys who worked there did the heavy lifting. I gave them each a case of their favorite beer. One of them, his wife came to the house our first night with a pot of spaghetti, a salad, and garlic bread. How sweet is that??

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Old 06-20-2006, 12:24 PM
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Good luck moving Lisa!
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:40 PM
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WOW that was some supre nice ppl u had there!!!! Wish I had it like that!!
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:56 AM
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This is a way old thread, but I wanted to add something that doesn't help with moving but can help you feel settled in a little better.

In your bag of necessities include a favorite thing of each child, and each adult as well. Maybe the picture that was on your bedside table or something that will make you smile when you see it, and make you think that you are home when you see it in your new home.
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Old 08-01-2006, 11:40 AM
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I've never had a moving company. We always had some friends or co-workers come over and for a case of beer or less, they did the heavy lifting. However, whoever was doing the unloading at the other end had no clue what-went-where. Even my own hubby wouldn't have a clue. The advantage to a color-code system is that the stuff that belongs in each room gets put in each room. It is a lot easier to find stuff that way, afterwards.

One time, friends of ours offered to help... he showed up with a cooler full of cold soda pop, sandwiches, fruit, and his wife babysat the kids on moving day... and he doesn't drink beer and refused that Thank You. Instead, I made them a lasagna dinner.

Another time, the company I worked for let us borrow a truck and two of the guys who worked there did the heavy lifting. I gave them each a case of their favorite beer. One of them, his wife came to the house our first night with a pot of spaghetti, a salad, and garlic bread. How sweet is that??

Rani
Rani, The next time we move, can we borrow you and your friends??!! I think that is wonderful how everyone pitches in with food and babysitting.....until you need this, you can't appreciate how nice this is!
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Old 08-01-2006, 11:42 AM
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This is a way old thread, but I wanted to add something that doesn't help with moving but can help you feel settled in a little better.

In your bag of necessities include a favorite thing of each child, and each adult as well. Maybe the picture that was on your bedside table or something that will make you smile when you see it, and make you think that you are home when you see it in your new home.
My kids take their stuffed animals and pillows in the car with them so that they won't get lost along the way. I couldn't imagine moving somewhere and losing my DD's favorite kitty!
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:22 PM
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Yeah, that would be pretty dramatic! I just wanted to point out that while we're worrying about the kids we should plan to pack something that will make it nice for us, too. Like maybe the bubble bath?
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These tips were so helpful to us, ladies!

We're here - not really settled in - life is a bit crazy .... agh

But I wanted to tell you how helpful these tips had been to our move!!

Especially the two boxes - the lifesaver box and the last-minute box - totally awesome!!

Thank you so much for the tips!

Oh my goodness - he's cute!!!
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:21 PM
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These tips were so helpful to us, ladies!

We're here - not really settled in - life is a bit crazy .... agh

But I wanted to tell you how helpful these tips had been to our move!!

Especially the two boxes - the lifesaver box and the last-minute box - totally awesome!!

Thank you so much for the tips!

Oh my goodness - he's cute!!!

We love to see feedback!! Thanks so much!!


Glad to hear that you are safely there and still sane enough to unpack. lol!!
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Love these ideas...we are planning a move from WA to KY within a few months. My biggest dilemma is what about my 15mos old puppy. He is a Golden Retriever cross (with a Bassett-looks like a short legged retriever). And ideas on how to make it easier on him. We will be traveling by car with him to our new house. Thanks for all those tips. I plan to use them!!
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