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MgoSam

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Most efficient way to move
« on: August 07, 2015, 12:44:47 PM »
Hey everyone,

I'm closing on my house next Friday. My close scheduled for 10:30 about 30 minutes away from my current place, my parents place ,or my home. It likely should take an hour.

The biggest things that I would like to move in right away are 3 couches from my parents for the living room (parents don't need them and they are in perfect condition), my bed (queen), my loveseat (for my room), dining table and chairs. My clothes and kitchen and art can all be taken separately and put in my parents car and mine.

I have a guy from my work that is willing to come in on Friday with his pickup to move the couches, bed, and dining table and chairs. Both my parents and I live 15 minutes from my future house. Here's my plan, I'm hoping to have Mike go to my parents and they all will pack up the couches and move them to my place, I hope to be there once I finish closing to put them in my living room. Then we can all go to my place to load up my bed, couch, table, and chairs and move them inside the house. Then we can bring the boxes and suitcases with everything else and slowly arrange everything.

This way I can avoid paying for a Uhaul. Fridays are very quiet in the warehouse and so it won't cost much additional to have Mike come help me out, he would be paid for company time anyways, the additional he would like is cash for wear and tear and gas for his truck.

Is there anything additional you all can recommend? The house is 3 bedroom, but I am going to furnish only my bedroom and will have anyone that rents out if furnish it themselves. Essentially this should be an easy move as there are a total of 4 couches, one bed, one dining table (comes with leaves so it's not very big), a few bulky chairs.

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Re: Most efficient way to move
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2015, 01:39:02 PM »
There are a lot of ways to define efficiency when it comes to missing. If you ask me, in terms of total life energy, the most efficient way to do a crosstown move is to advertise to all your friends ahead of time, get a U-Haul big enough to do it all in 2-3 trips, and feed everyone for a day while they help. You'll end up spending $100 or less, you'll have a great time with good people, and they won't feel *too* exploited.

I did it the opposite way last year and it dragged out for an entire month while we tried to take compact car loads every day after work.

It was miserable. Never again.

BTW, congrats on the deal, and good luck.

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Re: Most efficient way to move
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2015, 01:47:55 PM »
Yeah, I would do that if I were going from A to B. But right now it is more like A and B are both going to C, which makes it harder to coordinate and less effective to have a UHaul. What I'm thinking of doing is having my warehouse personal meet at my parents' house (A) where my mom will be there to have them load up the couches.

I will meet at my current living place (B) with another truck from my friend and a few people to load up my bed and as much as we can and then all meet at my future home (C), to unload everything and then go back to B to grab everything that's left behind, including all suitcases and boxes. This way there's only one trip to A and a max of two visits to B.

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Re: Most efficient way to move
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 12:36:48 PM »
So, your coworker with the truck - he's be doing this on company time? Unless you're the owner, that's dishonest.

And do you really need 4 couches (3 in the living room + 1 loveseat)? That seems excessive to me, but it's your back.

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Re: Most efficient way to move
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 04:35:30 AM »
When I last moved,  I got a 24 foot Uhaul the day before.   Had everything packed already.  Loaded truck the night before except for bed and clothes.

In your case, you'd load couches the night before and park Uhaul at your place where you'd finish loading.

Previous move I did many trips to save on Uhaul.  Horrible idea, even though distance was 5 miles.  Never again. .


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Re: Most efficient way to move
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 02:33:31 PM »
So, your coworker with the truck - he's be doing this on company time? Unless you're the owner, that's dishonest.
I'm a part owner and it was the majority owner's idea. Fridays are usually when they are doing busy work, so they actually are excited to be doing something productive. They had already told me that they would help on the weekend if I wanted, but of course would want their time to be compensated.

And do you really need 4 couches (3 in the living room + 1 loveseat)? That seems excessive to me, but it's your back.
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Should have wrote 3 couches. 2 couches in the living room and a loveseat in my room, since I will be having two people renting the rooms, I want to be comfortable in my room in case they are downstairs or have company.

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Re: Most efficient way to move
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2015, 02:56:30 PM »
So the plan has been set. My close is at 10:30 tomorrow morning, I hope to be finished by 11:30.

I am renting a 24 foot truck, overkill but got a great deal on the rental since my company has an account with the rental company (I will reimburse the company for the expense). The guys from my warehouse will pick it up and meet me at my current place to move my Queen bed, loveseat, dining table and chairs, boxes/suitcases. Then we will go to my parents house to grab the two couches, a few knicknacks, my TV, and a dresser and then go to my new home to put it all in. I have a friend coming along, making it 4 people lifting, and two neighbors said that they would be home and are willing to help me move in.

I just got the carpet cleaned and did the final walk through with my Realtor, and nothing was out of line and they had done the repairs I requested. Assuming we meet at my place at noon, and total driving time is about 40 minutes between the various places, I hope to get everything inside my house by 4 and then I can work on setting up everything up. My things are mostly bare, only 4 things to hang on the wall for now, and I can always get more things that suit me. I will need to get a bookshelf and move my books, but that can come later. Most of my books are at my parents place.


One thing I will need and want to get right away is a grill and patio furniture. The later mostly because it is towards the end of the season and once I know what I want, I can look for a good deal on it.

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Re: Most efficient way to move
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2015, 02:05:09 PM »
Thanks everyone, I went with much of your suggestions and rented a truck and agree. It likely cost more than doing it piecemeal, but it's good to have everything done at once. 4 hours after my close (which was about 30 minutes drive away), I had all of my stuff moved out of my old place, and had everything moved into my new place. It still needs to be organized of course, but it was all done and I was able to spend the entire weekend in my house. It is a great feeling, and I love walking around knowing that I own it. I am starting to understand why people value home ownership.