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Handy Helpers Wanted

I’m sure you’ve heard it said, “many hands make light work”.  I can personally attest to this in regard to my move.   I literally sat at the table and blogged while my house was packed.  The moving helpers wrapped, boxed and packed everything we own. It was an incredible sight to behold.

They secured our TV set in a special wooden crate, and wrapped my computer components with exquisite care. Then after all the wrapping, they fit everything into boxes and added padding.  The fellow that packed my kitchen wrapped every dish, individually, with padded paper — even the plastic ones!

Unfortunately, when they bring the stuff to my home, they are just carrying it in and putting it in designated rooms.  Right now there are only two hands scheduled for unpacking.  Mine.  Expect a telephone call …


  1. That sounds wonderful! (the packing part that is) Definitely the way to go.

    Unpacking, ugh, I hate it. When you’ve done so much and gone so far, to be faced with that. Bleh! Good luck tackling it and settling in!

  2. When my son and daughter-in-law moved last spring they marveled at how fast the crew packed everything and their crew cleaned as well.
    We’ve been here two years in our new home and there’s still boxes in the garage. 🙂
    Someday the four hands in this house will get around to empyting them.
    .-= Carletta´s last blog ..I Need Snow Boots! =-.

    1. Carletta — yeah, I know that “boxes never unpacked” thing. I am hoping to avoid it this time, but who am I kidding? It is the nature of moving.

  3. I have never in my life had movers to move me. Every time I have moved… and it’s been MANY (not in the past 23 years though!) I have had to do it myself! I think it must be wonderful to have other people come in and do all that! I wish I could be there to help you with the unpacking though! I really do!
    .-= Melli´s last blog ..Friday’s Fave 5 … and STUFF! =-.

    1. Melli — believe it or not it was the cheapest, most secure and efficient way to move from Hawaii, otherwise I would have been doing it myself.

  4. I remember the unpacking from a move. It seems like the first ninety percent of it goes pretty fast, the there are the half a dozen boxes that remain in a corner patiently awaiting their turn to be opened.
    .-= Jeff B´s last blog ..Randon Thoughts =-.

  5. That’s strange, normally when they pack they have to unpack too, unless it is written in the contract and you haven’t seen it. When I emptied the house of my parents and had some furniture and stuff moved to Belgium, they packed and unpacked and I was just admiring them, lol !
    .-= Gattina´s last blog .. =-.

    1. Gattina — the furniture they will unpack. All the rest is up to me, and that’s how I prefer it. Unpacking costs extra. Besides, I prefer to determine where my own belongs go. I am the one who needs to find them!

  6. We’ve had movers twice, when Jim’s company paid for it. It was wonderful. Contrary to Gattina’s experience, movers here just bring in the boxes and put them in the right rooms at the new place: they don’t unpack them. They did put the furniture where we wanted it, put beds together, etc., but it would be easier for me to put dishes and such away myself than to try to keep on top of where they’re putting it or to try to find it when they’ve gone. And even though it is tedious, it’s helpful to actually put my hands on everything we own — it reminds me of things I’d forgotten and things we no longer need and can get rid of.

    Too bad we can’t have a blogger’s unpacking party. 🙂
    .-= Barbara H.´s last blog ..Thanks, but I always keep my skin on. =-.

  7. I was rummaging around in the garage a few days ago and saw a box witha big “I” on it in magic marker. It took me a few moments to figure out what it was for…then the ah-ha moment – it was when I packed up our Seattle appt, some stuff went in the “I” boxes and some into the “F” boxes…Island and Farm. The “I” box still had a few odds and ends in it…yikes…that was 1999. 😉
    If I’m at a standstill on the kitchen reno I can catch a ferry and come do a little unwrapping for you…sounds like I may have to pack my own chair for coffee breaks.
    .-= shelly´s last blog ..Cuckoo for Coco =-.

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