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[Jul. 5th, 2016|09:03 pm]
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Movers came and gave an estimate and it was ugghhh kind of expensive still. Guess we'll try to do it ourselves.
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[User Picture]From: zare_k
2016-07-06 05:01 am (UTC)
I have never regretted spending the money for professional movers. "Done in a few hours with no labor on your part" vs. "spend several hours with whatever friends you could persuade to help you doing physical labor that will leave you sore for days".
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From: wjl
2016-07-06 03:21 pm (UTC)
Strong concur: hiring movers to pack and move my stuff 3 blocks was indeed expensive but well worth it. But I have a lot of stuff, and I'm not very good at dealing with it -- ymmv!

But whatever you do, best of luck with the new place! Maybe I can visit sometime..

Edited at 2016-07-06 03:22 pm (UTC)
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From: simrob
2016-07-06 08:42 pm (UTC)
I will counter that moving 1) three blocks 2) over the course of a month 3) while I owned a van, was pretty doable. But if any of those three were missing I would not move myself again.
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[User Picture]From: meshach
2016-07-07 04:59 pm (UTC)
Agreed. I've moved myself a bunch of times at this point and it isn't that big of a deal. That said I don't own much and have a pickup truck. Also most of my stuff lives in bins for easy moving.
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[User Picture]From: cdinwood
2016-07-07 03:23 pm (UTC)
I saw a suggestion to do the box packing yourself, but pay some moving dudes just to put the boxes and furniture into a truck for you.

Makes you less tired when you're driving to the new place and unpacking and such, and it's so much easier to move boxes from the truck into the apartment than it is to try to figure out how to pack all of the stuff into the truck.
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[User Picture]From: toorsdenote
2016-07-16 03:00 am (UTC)
I would just add to that that I was amazed, when we had full-service movers, how SMALL their boxes were. If I ever move myself again, I am going to invest in a large number of surprisingly small boxes.
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