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Old 07-16-2014, 09:30 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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What did you wind up selling, giving away or throwing away after you moved?

What did you leave behind/sell/give away that you wished you had taken?

I tried to search the threads but couldn't come up with anything definitive.

TYIA
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I have moved a bit and never missed a single thing I did not take along.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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LOL WK, an expert for sure. Did you deep six anything you took?
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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What I regretted taking was a ton of needless junk and papers.

Once I started unpacking and organizing there were clothes that were too small for my kids, papers that were thrown in a junk drawer, along with misc. toys.

I have moved several times, and the best move was when we de cluttered everything!! Go through clothes, papers, junk drawers etc and get rid of everything before you move!!
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Tennessee at last!
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Sorry I took: an electric dryer when moving to a house with only gas dryer hook up. And nope you can not even give it away here--as everyone has and wants gas.

Another sorry--that stinky bag of trash the packers boxed up and put on the truck!

Things I missed--pretty much everything the truck driver stole! Boxes of brand new already wrapped b-day and Christmas presents. (I moved T-day week and had everything planned for the kiddo's b-day and Christmas as I knew I did not have time to start a new job, move in, and go shopping in a new area done...well I had to anyway!)
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Sorry I took: an electric dryer when moving to a house with only gas dryer hook up. And nope you can not even give it away here--as everyone has and wants gas.

Another sorry--that stinky bag of trash the packers boxed up and put on the truck!

Things I missed--pretty much everything the truck driver stole! Boxes of brand new already wrapped b-day and Christmas presents. (I moved T-day week and had everything planned for the kiddo's b-day and Christmas as I knew I did not have time to start a new job, move in, and go shopping in a new area done...well I had to anyway!)
The dryer=funny!

The presents=Really scrooge of the movers! I hope you were at least able to claim them. Awful.
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:09 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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How did they know what to steal? That sounds like something I would have taken in my vehicle. I'm nuts, all the jewelry, silver and computer stuff is going with us. And yes, it will all get wheeled into the rooms where we stay overnight.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Stuff that should have made the trip:

- camping battery (one of those 15 pound batteries one can plug stuff into) - mine was not charging all the way, but I should've brought it because I needed it almost immediately when a t-storm knocked out power.

- about six books that were sold by accident (they have since been replaced)

- a bag of my winter things, including my dress coat and wool gloves. (tossed out by accident, I think)

- the main box of office supplies (staples, tape, white board markers) - the little box made it. (also tossed out by accident, I think)

- Lastly, I wish I had brought a few more bottles of booze. I gave most of my stock away because I felt it too difficult to move safely.

Stuff that shouldn't have made the trip:

- the guest bed - it was one of the single, metal ones from K-Mart. Guests would rather sleep on the air bed or in a hotel. I bought new queen mattresses first thing and had them delivered on moving day.

- as many dishes as I brought. I don't know why I brought two boxes of them. One would've been enough and I ended up donating them.

- could've done with less clothing, as well -- ended up donating two bags

There may have been some odds and ends, but those are the main things I remember.

I give myself a 92% for this move. I moved last year during August when the days were 100+ degrees and high humidity. I had few helpers and did the bulk of the packing and unloading myself, so I knew that I would make some mistakes. I put $300 aside to replace broken or lost items.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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thanks, Meem, I am bringing my service for thirty everyday set as well as the good china that has never seen the light of day. Kill me now.

I have been pretty brutal on clothing. Emptied five freaking totes of DH's stuff that was new and never worn. Buh Bye!

I pared down my books last year but since then I am praying to a different deity and will have to go through them again.

Thanks for the post. Every time I see your name I think of Meerkat Manor. Dunno, they're sooo cute...........
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:03 PM
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Every time I move I wish I had actually disposed of several things. Moving is a great way to purge yourself of useless junk and excessive consumerism.
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