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Move update- packing up crap

moving boxes stacking upMy last move was 17 years ago when we moved from Lynnwood to Arlington. Back then I rented a U-Haul truck and made a few runs up and down I-5 to move all our stuff into our new place. That’s not an option this time, we have a lot more household items now and the trip is about 2,600 miles.

I have found that trying to pick a long distance mover is harder than I expected. There’s a ton of different companies, and many of them are just brokers that in some cases switch your load between carriers on such a long haul. One quoted me 3-4 weeks for my items to make the trip from Arlington to Chattanooga. Anyhow I’ve settled on a major moving company and they plan on loading up all of our belongings, including our 2 cars and getting it down there in 5 days, just in time for us to move our stuff into our new home.

After spending the last couple weeks boxing up stuff I have to say it is unbelievable how much stuff one can accumulate in 17 years. I have donated and dumped off tons of stuff that was packed away in closets, under the house and in the garage.

I have a lot more to pack in the next couple weeks. Apparently ammunition and aerosol cans are a no-no on moving trucks so I will need to find a place for them.

Still need to cancel PUD, Waste Management, switch my ISP and forward my postal mail to my new address.

Oh and I found out that moving my cats to Chattanooga will cost $1,200 to haul them in a climate controlled van. (I just can’t do the cats on a plane)