When we were newlyweds, it was almost an exciting and fun thing to do as we moved into our first house, or even our second or third abode.
But now its about as much fun as losing a toe nail — and more painful.
It effects your sleep as you overthink the move:
What do I need to pack tomorrow?
What utility companies do I need to contact?
Why am I thinking in italics?
Of course, you have to go get plenty of boxes. You may have seen me dumpster diving at any number of area stores. Oh, and when you find a few good boxes you feel like a kid who found his favorite candy bar on sale.
Yeah, kind of sad, really.
Before the move, you try to declutter — throwing out all the stuff you no longer need. But, if you are like us — you make concessions (“Oh, we may need that down the line” … or “Hey, that’s still in pretty good shape and I think it’s coming back in style”) — so you wind up moving it all.
And when you’re moving you get those people who always have tips they think will help you. One of my favorites is, “If you need any help I know of someone.”
Wow. Thanks. Very kind of you.
It’s true — hauling boxes and lugging clothes — taking load after load to our new location — takes it out of you. My wife may not be the same until 2015.
At least we didn’t have to move our furniture, bedding, etc. That was done by Moving Service Relocators (see ad on page 2B) — who I recommend wholeheartedly.
Still, if you are thinking of moving, I have some advise:.
DON’T DO IT!
Yet, if you must or if it is something you feel very strongly about, I recommend one thing — plenty of ice.
Not only for your joints and bad back — but for your glass of bourbon.
And some Xanax might come in handy for the whole family as well so that everyone can fight the notion of strangling the other.
Suffice it to say, I hope it’s a long time before we have to do this again.
It’s like my wife quipped to my mom — “The next move I make is into the old folks’ home”
Funny, with all our sore muscles, aches and pains, I think we may already be there!