Saturday is moving day. You know what that means; renting a truck, getting our stuff out of storage, rounding up some family/friends, and spending a solid 4 or so hours lugging boxes, furniture, and decorations from Point A to Point B. In the last eight years, I’ve moved 12 times. Girl Ninja is no better having moved 9 times in the last six years. Long story short, we move…a lot.
Each move gets progressively harder and takes a bit longer, as the amount of stuff I, and now we, own increases. Fortunately our last rental was only 600 square feet so it definitely limited the amount of stuff we could have. Regardless of how much stuff you do (or don’t) have, moving sucks. Dishes break, furniture gets dinged, and backs become sore. Moving is not my idea of a good time.
But as much as I loathe the moving process, I still can’t bring myself to hire movers. If we were moving a three bedroom house, or if I was physically ill, then I would consider it, but as long as my legs work and all our stuff fits in one truck, we will forgo the luxury of hiring a moving company. Don’t get me wrong, it would be super convenient and the extra cost might be justified, but in the name of frugality I will persevere and add one more self-move to my resume.
How many times have you moved in the last 5 or 10 years? Have you ever hired movers? Do you feel you got your moneys worth?
p.s. We are taking bets as to how many dishes/glasses/etc will have broke at some point during our 1,200 mile move. Care to take a guess?
p.p.s. Girl Ninja wrote a response to all the heated comments I got yesterday. Her post will be going up at 9am PST today.