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#1 chrisg



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:20 PM

We don't have an option this time, new owners with some very strange ideas about this place and apparently no idea of how to read a calendar.

However we are now locked down to the 19th, next Friday, and still a stack of packing to do, but we are getting there, one of my daughters is coming by on Wednesday to assist, she's very good so that will help. Neither of us are terribly healthy at the moment and the heat has been oppressive so no fun at all.

We'll get there, but no fun at this time of year.

I just hope it's a long-term rental, do not want to do this again in a hurry...

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#2 Rybags



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:27 PM

I thought you owned your house... or was that the previous one?


I did 8 moves in about 11 years early on so got kind of good at it not that it makes it any more enjoyable.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:28 PM

Moving house is the literal worst.

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#4 eveln



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:06 PM

We had one move that took us the great distance from unit to unit in the same complex. Stand alone units that meant a walk of about ten yards. seems to take forever.

Another we did in the month of February. Continuous rain, humidity and an owner who chose the weekend of our move to steam clean the furniture. Given the weather it took over a week or so to dry.


GL on your move. I recommend plenty of scotch breaks ;)

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#5 chrisg



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:17 PM


Well wine, Ev but same philosophy. :)

Owned the last place for 16 years Ry, but a four by two makes little sense when the kids have left and there are just two of us so sold it.

I don't know if I can be bothered to own again, maintenance can be a chore and rate bills sadistically always arrive at the worst time.

Considering our rent for a month is less than a week's mortgage at the old place, we are pretty much ahead of the game :)


Edited by chrisg, 14 January 2018 - 11:17 PM.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:08 AM

We've moved house twice, once from Malaysia.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:01 AM

I'm considering my second house. Can't decide if I want one I can move into, or one I can rent out for positive cash flow.

The one I'm in was cheap, and close to work. But anything I buy will be nicer and newer... decisions.


I've moved a few times. I found it relatively easy, I just give myself about 3 weeks, and do one trip a day, taking half a room or a certain shelf, just whatever the brain is OK with.

In the end it's just a bed, some clothes, a microwave, laptop, and a router for the final day.

Hardest part is always sorting out towtrucks for project cars.

Edited by Master_Scythe, 15 January 2018 - 09:02 AM.

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#8 chrisg



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:45 PM


I've no real idea how many times I've moved, just in the UK before I emigrated it was about eight but since then here in Australia I've moved at least ten times and then there have been international moves as well.

The problem for me is I stopped doing that around eighteen years ago, and then you accumulate..stuff...I have been amazed at the amount we have, and the things I can't find, like my world-traveling suitcase - it's here somewhere, so is my trolley, but damned if I know where...

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 07:41 PM

we bought our house in 1993 (well, the bank helped)


i can't begin to imagine how horrible it would be to try and move, given 25 years of accumulated "treasure"


and thankfully, it's in a place that's lovely to live, although invariably becoming noisier and busier... but that's life in suburbia i guess


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:30 PM

i can't begin to imagine how horrible it would be to try and move, given 25 years of accumulated "treasure"


Was more like 45 for me when we packed up in ADL and moved down here.  Surprisingly, it went fairly smoothly.  I think this is most because: "If you haven't used it in the last year, you probably don't need it" - with "probably" being the out for things like wedding pics, etc.

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