last time we moved was in 2001. The time before that was
hate moving, although I know that the hour is coming
when I will have to leave my little bungalow in
Brigadoon and head to a mortgage-free, low-property-tax
land more conducive to retirement.
when those of us who do the bulk of packing ourselves
need boxes, we go to the supermarket or the liquor store
and ask for used ones. For the more delicate stuff, I
buy new, usually at U-Haul or similar outlets.
Paper and Packaging Board says I have been doing it all
boxes arenít as sturdy and may lack such helpful
features as cutouts for hands, or even top flaps for
taping down box contents, the board says.
the box accommodate your belongings, not the other way
boxes are too large, overfilling makes contents
impossible to carry. Heavy items such as books and
kitchen supplies should go in smaller boxes to minimize
the risk of damage.
boxes are too small, you canít maximize available
truck space and may end up creating more trips loading
youíre trying to move (mirrors, china, or clothing),
thereís a box specially designed to keep it safe in
transit. Valuables, including such breakables as fine
china, should be packed in a barrel or dish box.
Wardrobe moving boxes are great for any clothing on
hangers, whereas suitcases are best for clothing items
stored in drawers.
underestimate how many new boxes youíll need. Consider
the square footage of your home, then use this box
calculator, http://goo.gl/RNsCJK, to determine the right
they tell me.
best move I ever made was the one for a new job almost
40 years ago that was paid for by the employer.
movers did all the packing. They were so efficient that
they packed the coffeemaker with the grounds.
worst move was in 2001. The mover called it quits at 5
p.m. and left what had not been brought into the house
by then in the backyard.
finished the job. In the dark. Nothing was broken. At
least I think nothing was broken.