Thursday, July 22, 2004

Help! I'm moving!

I'm moving on August 21...would people be willing to help me move stuff onto a truck? Or should I hire movers?
Moving specs:
appx. number of boxes: 25 (?)
largest item: mattress & boxspring (double)
heaviest item: dresser (could be abandoned, as was free)
I reserved a 14' truck, which I will drive to MD with my dad. I know some of you have moved recently, what do you think?


Blogger Eric said...

Sorry, I forget the initials... Is this Anne of BMF floor?
Does this imply you have some good news to share?

My only thought is to plan on 50% more boxes than you think.
Good luck!

7/23/2004 12:03:00 AM  
Blogger Vincent said...

I think moving sucks. :-)

Status report from Socorro: The movers arrived yesterday morning and unloaded everything, so all our stuff is here. And I now have DSL, although Qwest mistakenly had forwarded my order to an ISP in Portales (about 200 miles east of here), which threatened to delay broadband service by an additional nine days.

7/23/2004 12:32:00 AM  
Blogger finou said...

Personally, I think we can probably come help so it should be ok without movers. My only concern is if you want to get stuff moved in a short amount of time so you can head on the road not too late. In that case, maybe you want to hire movers because they might be faster about it? I have never hired movers myself so I don't know how well they work either though...
(btw, acg (aka Anne from BMF for Eric), it also took me 2 of your posts initially to figure out who acg was! I was like: "that's not her MIT username! what's the world coming to!":)-

7/23/2004 10:13:00 AM  
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7/30/2004 11:28:00 AM  
Blogger acg said...

I did in fact get a bunch of that newsprint stuff and some bubble wrap. I don't exactly have any fine china, so if some of my dishes get broken, it's really no big deal. Does anyone know whether it's better to pack dishes horizontally or vertically?

7/30/2004 06:42:00 PM  
Blogger Vincent said...

Never underestimate the power of clothing and other materials you have at hand. Packing clothing around some breakables solves both the breakable-packing and clothing-packing problems simultaneously while not costing additional money. If you've been saving plastic bags from grocery runs, they can provide some shielding as well.

8/06/2004 12:07:00 AM  

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