How long does it take you to unpack after a move?

@rdougl (469)
United States
June 26, 2007 9:24pm CST
I've been in my house for almost 5 months now. There are still boxes around. It seems to take for ever to unpack. The stuff I don't want to throw away just goes into the garage. I need to get off of mylot and start unpacking.
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I moved couple times, usually took between a months or 2 to unpack every single thing. Most of the tomes we are busy to clean stuff or just make the new place comfortable, before we put everything in it's place
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I haven't moved in over 10 years. We had much less stuff when we moved into our house than we do now. We also did not have any children. I shutter at the thought of what it would take to move right now.
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• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
well i never moved until now , and i do know its too boring to unpack specially if i m feeling lazy, i have travelled to many places and stayed there for 1 month or so and i know how u feel about unpacking i also leave the stuff around until needed.
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@arcidy (5016)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I dont know but it usually takes me a couple of days to unpack after a trip after I get home from the flight im usually pretty tired so I just unpack my labtop see what I missed and catch up on things and watch tv and I would leave my clothes in my luggage for a few days.
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@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Well welcome to your new home, we moved last november and still have a box or two, but I was able to get things I didnt need rounded up and had a nice garage sale. We had to paint every room of this 3 bedroom house so it took forever to get things unpacked, hang in there someday you wil have it all done.
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@tmlnmr (1850)
• Canada
27 Jun 07
LOL I have moved so often I don't unpack anymore. I have learned to unpack the necessary stuff and leave the rest packed. I do unpack very quickly though usually within the month everything is unpacked and put in its place. :)
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@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
15 Jul 07
This is a good question. In my moves, I get most of it done within about 3 months, but to be totally finsished with no boxes around, honestly probably about a year. One things moving has helped me with is getting rid of a lot of unnescesary items. It makes you realize what is important and what is not.
@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
10 Jul 07
The lat time that I moved I stored the unnecessary things in the basement. Then little by little I emptied them and I think there were two boxes there for a whole year filled with things that I really did not need and I should have discarded them before the move. Happy mylotting.