Thursday, March 10, 2011

Moving: Professional Movers

The boxes are stacked in every room, the walls are bare and most of the cabinets are empty.  We have made 3,427 trips to the dumpster.  Between Dave's knees and my back, we may not be walking on Monday, but we will be ready when the truck arrives. 

Still to do list:
  • Disconnect utilities here
  • Connect utilities there
  • Forward mail
  • Close bank accounts
  • Choose between Dish Network and Direct TV (anyone got a clue?)
  • Sell old/unnecessary furniture - already made $200
  • Have dog groomed (don't know when I'll find another groomer)
  • Get last haircut from trusted beautician
Professional movers are one of the Top Ten Necessary Luxuries of life (is that an oxy-moron?).  My job on moving-out day is to sit in a comfy chair (until they load it), drink some iced tea, point and say "that goes" or "that stays".  My job on moving-in day is similar - sit, point, say "over there" or "in that room".  They come with dollies, packing supplies for large items I can't figure out how to pack, padding to prevent scratches on furniture, and muscle.  Not to mention, a whole lot of organization and know-how.  If you happen to work for a large company that is willing to pay all moving expenses, professional movers will also pack your stuff for you. That is absolutely the way to go if you can swing it! 

I believe that If you are moving more than twenty miles, professionals are an absolute must!  If you're moving less than twenty miles, I suggest you go to visit your mother while your husband and his pals drink beer, scratch your table legs and drop your piano (don't laugh - it's been done!). 

I am working mornings, packing afternoons and evenings, and fretting 24/7, so there has been little life outside of the moving realm.  Therefore - nothing to report.  I probably will not post again until we have arrived at Green Acres and gotten internet connected - hopefully sometime late next week.  I'll catch up with all your blogs then.  If I don't report back within two weeks, someone start opening boxes, I must have packed myself.


  1. We've had the luxury of using a mover once, and it was great! Good luck with everything! BTW, I really enjoy your blog and have given you the "Stylish Blogger Award".

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  3. Good luck with the move Tami. You will be in my thoughts. I've had my share of moves and none of them are easy.

  4. Enjoy your new home - adjusting is exciting and daunting. But you are a moving pro so that's not news to you. Packing I have no problem with. There is a deadline to force my hand. It is the unpacking that hovers like a dark cloud over my head when all I want to do is sit down on the couch, rest my weary back and figure out all the new cable channels.