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    At least I have plenty of packing material!

    I'm moving in four days, and for once I haven't fussed a bit about how much fabric I have, because I haven't had to purchase a single bit of cushioning...between using liquor boxes with the inserts still inside them, and using my fabric still wrapped on the cardboards, I'm good as gold! The fat quarters are good for wrapping knick knacks and unboxed items that go loose into a box, and the best part is I'm almost done! One more trip to the liquor store for boxes and I should have enough to finish the job. I'd rather throw out some empty boxes rather than be short.

    I've hired a moving company to schlep my stuff down the three flights of stairs and then into the ground floor apartment where I'm moving. I had a friend over and I mentioned I would have to procure more boxes. His response? I should have the movers move what's already packed, then I should empty the boxes and bring them back to the old 3rd floor apartment and pack what's left.

    IS HE NUTS??? That's kind of the whole purpose of hiring people to do the schlepping in the first place! File that idea under things to make you shake your head on the way to the liquor store ... to pick up more boxes ... or whatever!
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    I like your idea of having the moving companies employees do the schlepping. My friend is moving next door to her current apartment and is looking for help. Going to call her and throw the idea at her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot View Post
    I'm moving in four days, and for once I haven't fussed a bit about how much fabric I have, because I haven't had to purchase a single bit of cushioning...between using liquor boxes with the inserts still inside them, and using my fabric still wrapped on the cardboards, I'm good as gold! The fat quarters are good for wrapping knick knacks and unboxed items that go loose into a box, and the best part is I'm almost done! One more trip to the liquor store for boxes and I should have enough to finish the job. I'd rather throw out some empty boxes rather than be short.

    I've hired a moving company to schlep my stuff down the three flights of stairs and then into the ground floor apartment where I'm moving. I had a friend over and I mentioned I would have to procure more boxes. His response? I should have the movers move what's already packed, then I should empty the boxes and bring them back to the old 3rd floor apartment and pack what's left.

    IS HE NUTS??? That's kind of the whole purpose of hiring people to do the schlepping in the first place! File that idea under things to make you shake your head on the way to the liquor store ... to pick up more boxes ... or whatever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Most men think differently from most women.
    It's made my life easier after I figured that out.
    So True!

    My only fear about using the fabric as packing material is that DH would actually find out how much fabric I have!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    I like your idea of having the moving companies employees do the schlepping. My friend is moving next door to her current apartment and is looking for help. Going to call her and throw the idea at her.
    If she doesn't have one, have her go buy or borrow a large office chair. That was a lifesaver for moving my niece a short distance. Just load up a few boxes on the chair and stroll next door! You can also buy a dolly that is flat with wheels, that they move plants with, for about $10 at HD. Stand the couch on end and push. We had a whole truck unloaded in no time that way. No men involved! Just an idea...

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    Maybe you could lie a bit, saying you borrowed some?

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    My daughter finished her Master's program and a friend needed an extra roommate so the decided to move. She was trying to hire someone to help because it is just so much easier and faster. But her new roommate found out, said he would grab one of his friends and they would help her move. (It was really just a bedroom set, clothes, tv, stereo and a various personal items.) It saved her a couple hundred dollars.

    My sister-in-law wants to move she wants to do the rental vehicle and have people help her for free. I told her that was fine when everyone is in their 20's-30's but we are now in our 60's, neither my husband nor I can lift what we used to, and my daughters are up to doing much of that either. She is also one of those people that stand over you and tell you to be careful all the time. She is no obnoxious about it, no one wants to help her, she kind of used up her favors with moving years ago. So I told her if she can't afford to hire movers she can't afford to move. Not a very popular position, but sometime she has to face reality.

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    We have lived in the same place for 45 years. No plans to ever move.
    I have moved stuff from room to room. To move large objects on carpeting (all gone now) I use big black trash bags underneath and just push and guide it where it needs to go. On wood floors (all I Have now) I turn rubber backed rugs upside down get it underneath and push away. I have moved boxes like that too. As we age we must use our heads more .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    We have lived in the same place for 45 years. No plans to ever move.
    I have moved stuff from room to room. To move large objects on carpeting (all gone now) I use big black trash bags underneath and just push and guide it where it needs to go. On wood floors (all I Have now) I turn rubber backed rugs upside down get it underneath and push away. I have moved boxes like that too. As we age we must use our heads more .
    Good luck with the move.
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    I'm remodeling my kitchen the currently have all my kitchen stuff packed in boxes in the dining room. I didn't have to pack it as well as if I were moving, but still needed a bit of cushioning between some of the dishes. I used all my spare towels and then used some of my fabric. It works like a charm! I'm going to remember that if I ever do move. Especially since I have so much fabric. I could probably pack my whole house!
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    I am like one of the ladies above who said she has no plans to move anytime soon--after 45 years in one spot. I am now saying that, but we have been here only 17 or 18 years. I cannot bear the thought of packing and moving. Just DH and myself, and GKs that become more unwilling to help with each passing year--at 17, 14, and 13. They are so busy......DH is not a fanatic about a clean house and neither am I--he has a Grasshopper for the mowing, and when I get ready to do a new project, I just move the last one out of my way, and get to it.
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    I like your plan.

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    I moved about 6 months ago - never had to pack my stash, it was all used for packing material. Then as I unwrapped it was like Christmas. I got to revisit old pieces and rethink new quilts! It was alot of fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Most men think differently from most women.
    It's made my life easier after I figured that out.
    Prissnboots: good for you on hiring someone else to do the
    backbreaking work
    Bear:
    I've known for forty forevers that dh thinks differently than me...how is this
    knowledge a good thing, lol?
    I mean, what do I do with that nugget of knowledge?
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