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24 February 2011 @ 04:44 pm
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I hope this house is "the one" because the costs are adding up. Moving is almost 3x-4x what I was expecting.
 
 
 
Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fictiontesting4l on February 24th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
I've always heard that moving ends up being crazy amounts of money, but I've never heard anyone explain why.
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on February 25th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
In my case, mostly man hours because I have a lot of stuff and a lot of weird stuff.
eub on February 25th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
One cause: when I've told movers exactly how many books I had, they clearly didn't really use that to derive any of their estimates.
Binkbinkbink on February 25th, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
I was lucky enough to have movers who respected that the books might be a major contributor to both the amount of lifting and loading and to the final value for the weight of the load so we didn't get a nasty surprise after they visited the scale. They reported that the customs agents were threatening to take the contents out of the van because there must be a car hidden in there.
Shooting for the moonintuition_ist on February 24th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
getting rid of stuff is the time-honored way of removing costs from a move. :)
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on February 25th, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
I'm trying, but no one wants it unless it's free and even then I'm having troubles.
Jadiajadia on February 25th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
Big Brother Big Sister will do pickups in Somerville from your porch - I definitely found that useful.
Binkbinkbink on February 25th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
Your moving price is about 1/4 what I expected it to be.