September 17th, 2011, 07:43 PM #1
God, Moving blows...any tips?
I am finally getting out of the SF valley. Majority of my stuff is going into storage whilst I move into a tiny space in a much better area. I am overwhelmed with the logistics of it. If you have a **** ton of boxes or know a really good way to update mailing address/email address...whatever...help me out my beloved brothers and sisters.
September 17th, 2011, 07:50 PM #2
They should have a mailer form at the storage place. thats where i got mines. What you can do for boxes is go to ralphs, vons or any store and tell them you need boxes, they will hold them for you the next load they have.
September 17th, 2011, 07:51 PM #3
Look for curb alerts for free boxes in the free section of craigslist.
September 17th, 2011, 07:55 PM #4
moving is akin to remodeling a kitchen or bathroom. You can not plan enough. Think of everything you can, then go back and think of what you may have forgotten.
storage. if this stuff isn't going to be moved into a bigger place within a month, seriously, you don't need it and you don't need to be paying for storage on it for who knows how long.
Last edited by x-wingcamewest; September 17th, 2011 at 08:04 PM.
September 17th, 2011, 08:36 PM #5
Dude...I have a lot of stuff. Life of excess and all that. Gonna do a 12 month term in a small place, whilst looking for a bigger place, have some options now. At least my cd/dvd/book collection will make the move. Toys and other memorabilia will do a stretch in a storage. Won't be the first time.
Originally Posted by x-wingcamewest
September 17th, 2011, 08:50 PM #6
We moved to a different state two months ago. I really feel for you, it is sheer hell. At the local supermarket they will tell you the best time to get boxes, if you don't get there as soon as they unpack the produce etc they break the boxes down. I did a change of address online at the post office. Buy stock in packing tape! Good luck!!!
September 18th, 2011, 09:41 PM #7
September 18th, 2011, 10:37 PM #8
If you're going to be storing the stuff for a year, which is what it sounds like, spend the money and get some of the bigger Rubbermaid tubs. They're going to be more durable. You're not going to have to be begging at all the grocery stores for boxes (which might be fun if they end up going out on strike). Plus if for some reason your stuff were to get wet, it's not going to be sitting in soggy cardboard. If they're sealed right I'd also imagine they're going to be less critter friendly than boxes.
I'd look around at Target. They should be packing away all their back to school stuff and bringing out the Halloween/Christmas stuff so you might be able to find some that were for back to school on clearance. They put weird stuff on clearance sometimes.
September 19th, 2011, 12:04 AM #9
wet conditions were my thought as well. a friend of mine was temporarily living in a small one bedroom apartment with her family in DC for a year and all her prized possessions in storage suffered water/moisture damage. she tried drying them out in the hall and had a meltdown in the process.
JD, you mentioned that you've stored stuff in the past so i hesitated to mention it, but just to be safe, i'd agree with dana.
and yes, moving does blow. i had to do it a lot in college. so glad i haven't had to do it in 7 yrs and hope not to for a long time to come.
September 19th, 2011, 06:55 AM #10
Yea for long term storage those rubber maids or similar are a great idea. Plus if you need to get something itwill be alot easier to find. Try Big Lots and Costco too if you are a bargain hunter.
Also purge purge purge. Will you really wear, read watch, use that again? Have a garage sale if you have time, it makes getting rid of stuff easier when you get cash for your gold!