Honestly, I could probably expand this list to at least 100, but since I know I would NEVER be able to hold your attention for that long I have condensed this to the top ten most distasteful, disgusting and demoralizing aspects of picking up your life to move to a new dwelling spot.
1. There are never enough boxes to cram your entire life into.
Talk about a metaphor! We had free boxes, not free boxes, containers, bags, crates and still managed not to have enough containers for the whole job.
2. You always think you’ll afford yourself a moving pro until you read the price tag.
During one of my six moves over the past four years I had one moving company quote me $7,000 baseline to move my belongings from point A to point B.
Speaking of price tags…
3. There is no such thing as an affordable cross country move.
Burn it! Sell it! Just don’t try to move it!!!
4. You don’t realize how hilly the roads are until you’re driving a moving truck up a steep incline while dragging your car on a trailer on the back.
5. Something you care about will ALWAYS get broken or missing during a move.
Yield to the madness and move on.
6. Movers operate in a special pocket dimension where they think they are on time, but rarely are…
7. It’s only AFTER you pay thousands of dollars to move that you realize that you shoulda been done got rid of a bunch of that crap years ago.
8. Garages are made using Time Lord technology (BOTI).
9. Nothing says, “Welcome to the neighborhood” like a “No Trucks” sign.
Using moving pods can be problematic if you are moving to a gated community or a street with no driveway or garage especially when you see this sign on your street. How exactly are you supposed to move in without a “moving” truck?
And the absolute top of the list…
10. Having to change your bloody address in 15 billion, 11 million and 17 times.
All that being said, we really are grateful to be done with this move. I can’t believe I originally planned to try to do all of this last weekend before hoping in the car to drive 9 hours to my friend’s premiere in Atlanta. (Read all about that in last Monday’s post. https://thewriteaddiction.com/2018/06/11/balancing-scales-with-loo-love-❤%EF%B8%8F-💙/ )
Please don’t use the “M” word around Terrance as I am pretty sure it would lead to unpleasantness. We’re still working on getting everything into its proper place but this move did allow us to shed some unnecessary items.
The Youngblood’s are finally and completely moved to Hot Springs!
Marta C. Youngblood is a writer, education and social entrepreneur based in Hot Springs, Arkansas. For more information on her current projects visit https://about.me/MCyoungblood.