Moving

@Anniedup (3652)
Richards Bay, South Africa
March 6, 2007 4:57am CST
Moving is such a stressful business, one of my friends here just moved. Only reading it makes my whole body cringe. I have yet to hear of a happy, successful no hiccup's, moving experience.
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@honeyangel (1992)
6 Mar 07
i hate moving house i get really stressed out glad your friends move went ok
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
6 Mar 07
I don't know if everything went fine, I am waiting for her to tell us here, try and get a funny one for me on moving. Thanks for the response my friend
@Slarty (1)
9 Mar 07
Moving IS stressful, but it doesn't have to be. There are guidlines and procedures to follow that will make things go smoothly. Preparation is important. Making sure you're only moving the things you intend to keep can save you a lot of hassle in the long run. De-clutter. Throw away all those useless items you know you don't need. Then employ a good removals company. Local is always better. Insist they come out and give you a quotation. Estimates are no good. You don't want any financial shocks on the day. Pack everything yourself. Make a list of all your utility companies and get advice about moving/cancelling the services they provide. This can be done long before the removal date. Keep essential items separate. Coffee facilities, phone book, mobile phone charger, etc would be better in the car than in the removals van. Most importantly, take your time. Rushing around trying to get it over and done with will only lead to breakages and stress. It's only a few days out of your life. Better to do it slowly and carefully so you are relaxed when you enter your new home.
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
11 Mar 07
Just reading your beautiful lay out, I feel like running away!! Thx for the response
• United States
6 Mar 07
Oh I don't agree with you. Sometimes moving could be an exhilarating experience, especially when you can move out of your parents' house or some place that doesn't make you happy. Look at it this way: you are free and unshackled from your old place that makes you miserable, and you can do whatever you want in your new residence.
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
6 Mar 07
Oh my one of the aliens!!:)))) Ok granted if you felt shackled yes but talk to me again when you have to move from a happy place to a sad place.. And I am actually talking about the physical schlep of packing, stuff getting lost, stuff breaking etc.etc. But on the physiological side I agree, you do that with a song and a dance if you were unhappy where you stayed, even if you only arrive with a cup and no saucer *smile* thx DuoMaxwell for your response
@yanjiaren (9050)
6 Mar 07
Oh dear you hit a nerve lol. I lived like a gypsy for most of my life as my dad used to buy and sellproperties.We moved at least once a year and my poor mumbecame an adept at packing and moving and cleaning the grotty houses as we moved into each one.We alsolearnt the art of the fast and furious move...You have given me an idea lol. I should set up a moving smoothly company lol!! I have enough back breaking experience to boot.
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
6 Mar 07
I just love your suggestion of a moving smoothly company:D I have also had my share of moving I hate it I hate it. There are always something broken or lost. Thx for the response my friend
@beaniegdi (1966)
6 Mar 07
I don't like moving and agree it is one of lifes stressful experiences. Even when we want to move and are excited about it we know we are leaving behind everything we have known up till that time. Plus all the work involved in packing and unpacking. I'm always amazed when I read of people who love to move and do it as often as they can.
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
6 Mar 07
All that hunting for stuff, drives me mad! With every previous move, I have tried to be more organized, but it seems with every move it gets worse. As for people who like to move, I think they are from another planet:) Thanks for your response