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I have a new respect for movers…

Posted by Michael Brown on March 29, 2005

We’re moved into the new place now, and mostly unpacked. We decided to move ourselves, with the assistance of family, since we had the time and wanted to be able to put the money we would save by NOT hiring movers into something more lasting, like window treatments. We rented a five-ton truck, bought some packing materials, and got to it. My previous moving experiences were moving 200-500 square foot apartments. That didn’t really prepare me for moving 3000 square feet of stuff! I figured it would take 4 guys a day, with two truckloads.

Those numbers are probably accurate for professional movers. For us non-professionals, I really underestimated; all of us ran out of steam by the end of the second truckload, and we still had another half-truck left! We’d been at it from 8am ’till 7pm that night, and we were just wiped! We called it a day, and planned on renting a cube van the following weekend to finish up (which we did).

We couldn’t have done it without the generous assistance of our family, who really busted their buns helping us move. We’d really like to thank George, Phil, and Michael for all their help. We really appreciate it, and honestly couldn’t have done it without you guys!

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