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Old 06-04-2015, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
Lilysmommy
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Default Moving advice

Okay, so this isn't really connected to animals at all, but...I thought maybe some of you guys would have some good tips, & I could use whatever I can get right now.

I had some major family issues, and as a result, I'm going to be moving next month. I'll be moving to Kansas, to move in with my best friend & their family for a short time until we can get our own place.

The decision was just "finalized", more or less, tonight and I'm starting to panic a bit about what I have to do & what I might be missing. I have no clue what I'm doing, I've never moved before - I've lived in this house since I was a baby.

Right now my plan is to start going through all of my stuff & get rid of a bunch of things by selling or donating. I'll be finding boxes so I can pack up all of my books (I have over 1,000...this is going to be a major pain ) and other stuff. I decided to hold off on finishing my tote habitat for my hermit crabs until I move so I don't have to break it down again. They'll be put into a temporary tank for the move & I'll either attempt to sell the 45-gal tank or take it with me to sell there or...something.

I'm planning to rent a moving truck or something to pack everything into, but I'm not sure what's involved with that or what company to rent from. I've been told U-Haul is awful? The only furniture I have to move is my bookshelves & dresser, maybe a couch section (I might just leave it here). Other than that, everything will be boxes of books, clothes, animal supplies, etc.

I know there are other things to check into, like change of address stuff & probably transfer of medical information? But I do have some people I can talk to for help with that. I'm mostly just wondering if people on here have any tips that helped them a lot with moving or little things to remember that are easy to forget or overlook.
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