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Topic # 195311 15-Apr-2016 08:57
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Yeah, i'm feeling the pain and am at work now, but the packing isn't finished... I'm just thankful we still have access to the old house for a while so can do the lat bits in our own time. 

 

 

 

Remember kids, pack early to avoid moving frustrations.


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  Reply # 1533411 15-Apr-2016 09:18
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worst job ever.

 

Followed closely by having to unpack everything that you packed in a hurry and didn't label properly so the movers didn't know where to put them...

 

Followed closely by, moving it all yourself on a rainy Saturday...

 

 

 

(I've moved too many times over the last ten years - I loathe it).


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  Reply # 1533415 15-Apr-2016 09:25
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GET. MOVERS.


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  Reply # 1533416 15-Apr-2016 09:25
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What ever made you think it was going to be a good idea in the first place? 


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  Reply # 1533423 15-Apr-2016 09:32
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Just employ staff to do it for you.

 

 

 

DIY = Don't Involve Yourself!






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  Reply # 1533454 15-Apr-2016 10:47
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Students are cheap to hire if there is a uni in town, but you have to supervise. Stuff will get scratched.
Moving last year we hired a truck & some students, and used professionals for the things we cared about.
Saved heaps.

 

And for bonus points we had 7 days after settling to be out and carpets cleaned etc.




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  Reply # 1533497 15-Apr-2016 11:57
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We've hired movers to do the heavy lifting, but we didn't have time to arrange anyone to pack anything for us... If we were moving more than a 15min drive away then we would have arranged for proper packers so our things withstand the longer journey better. 


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  Reply # 1533771 15-Apr-2016 22:02
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Disrespective:

 

We've hired movers to do the heavy lifting, but we didn't have time to arrange anyone to pack anything for us... If we were moving more than a 15min drive away then we would have arranged for proper packers so our things withstand the longer journey better. 

 

 

Could the movers not pack? They usually do.






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  Reply # 1533801 15-Apr-2016 23:37
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Geektastic:

 

Disrespective:

 

We've hired movers to do the heavy lifting, but we didn't have time to arrange anyone to pack anything for us... If we were moving more than a 15min drive away then we would have arranged for proper packers so our things withstand the longer journey better. 

 

 

Could the movers not pack? They usually do.

 

 

You really do not want to hire movers to pack for you, even the ones who promise to pack for you. Speaking as a former mover your stuff will be damaged and you are paying me $25/h to fill cartons. The hassle of sorting out insurance after a bad move like that is more than just packing the boxes in the first place.


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  Reply # 1533803 15-Apr-2016 23:41
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A few years ago we hired a company, I think they were called "The finishing touch" and other than our two home offices which we packed, we went to work on Friday 7am from the old house, and went home at 6pm at the new house. 

 

Move was complete, Kitchen was unpacked, beds were made, flowers were out, house had been cleaned. It was more or less like we had always lived there. They also cleaned the old house.

 

Cost quite a lot, nearly $1600 I think, best money I spent that year.


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  Reply # 1533950 16-Apr-2016 14:00
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A few years ago we hired a company, I think they were called "The finishing touch" and other than our two home offices which we packed, we went to work on Friday 7am from the old house, and went home at 6pm at the new house. 

 

Move was complete, Kitchen was unpacked, beds were made, flowers were out, house had been cleaned. It was more or less like we had always lived there. They also cleaned the old house.

 

Cost quite a lot, nearly $1600 I think, best money I spent that year.

 

 

 

 

Considering the effort that went into our last move, $1600 sounds like a bargain for the above. 


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  Reply # 1533965 16-Apr-2016 15:00
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Yeah, i'm feeling the pain and am at work now, but the packing isn't finished... I'm just thankful we still have access to the old house for a while so can do the lat bits in our own time. 

 

Remember kids, pack early to avoid moving frustrations.

 

 

I've come perilously close to just shifting the laptops / phones / tablets / a week's worth of clothes and maybe ONE favourite piece of furniture...and everything else goes to the tip. 

 

Shift into the new place and buy new (but cheap....as you may be sending it all to the tip in a year or three). 

 

 





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  Reply # 1534803 18-Apr-2016 11:39
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I hate packing/moving, don't mind unpacking however as I get to work out where everything goes.

 

 

 

What I tend to do is rent both places for a week and move things over during the week then have movers come in for the big stuff on the last day (morning) and have cleaners there in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1534820 18-Apr-2016 11:56
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if there is an upside to being disabled it's never having to do housing moving. So relaxing having a removal company do it.





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  Reply # 1534826 18-Apr-2016 12:02
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MikeB4:

 

if there is an upside to being disabled it's never having to do housing moving. So relaxing having a removal company do it.

 

 

 

 

Even without a disability you can have a removal company move you from place to place :) 

 

 


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  Reply # 1534934 18-Apr-2016 13:17
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I hated moving house a couple of years ago. We did get movers for the furniture and boxes, but you seem to have two options:
1: Fixed price - movers will just treat your stuff poorly and do the job as quickly as possible
2: Hourly rate - movers will take freaking forever and there's nothing you can do about it. This is what happened to me and it was very unsatisfactory!

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