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Old 08-26-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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We all know that moving is a P*I*T*A*…but I'm not sure that as many ppl realize that getting settled is just as much a pain.
Whether you moved to a house or apartment, how long did it take for you to get settled?
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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I also do two things first that help a great deal:

1. Set the beds up and make them. It's worth take a few minutes away from unloading to do that and will make a huge difference at the end of the day.

2. Make a transition box beforehand and keep it in a central location. The transition box contains some light bulbs, tp, paper towels, duct tape, basic hand tools, pencil, paper . . .

Those two items can make the move go a lot smoother.

I was unpacked in three days (it was in the 100s and I was unloading relocubes over Labor Day on my own) but it took me about two weeks before the entire house was 100% functional in each room.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:01 PM
 
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It took me 2-3 weeks to be settled in temporarily. Then 2 months to be somewhat settled in.

I've been here almost 4 months and I still have places where I can put new things.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Location: The Great White North
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I honestly really enjoy setting up a new place. It probably takes 2-3 months before it starts to feel more like "home", but I like the blank slate of a completely empty space to make your own.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:14 PM
 
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My last two moves we showed up with two suitcases each...and that's all. Getting settled meant buying stuff.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Tennessee at last!
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It totally depends on the packing. I have moved 7 times in my adult life.

When I was packed up by professional movers sometimes it took me several months to find everything as the packing seemed random e,g, shelf pins dropped in a box with towels or electric tooth brush placed in a box with books. Since I could not find one thing I needed it would put off finishing that task e.g. can not unpack the books until I can put the shelves together.

Now that I am more experienced and do the packing myself it is more like a week to unpack everything but the kitchen stuff, and a few more weeks to complete the kitchen as I rewash everything doing a load or two each night after work. (I have tons of dishes and kitchen stuff.)
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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We all know that moving is a P*I*T*A*…but I'm not sure that as many ppl realize that getting settled is just as much a pain.
Whether you moved to a house or apartment, how long did it take for you to get settled?
Months. Everything is a different shape, size or capacity--kitchen cabinets, closets, rooms. I have to move things around a few times until I'm happy.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:51 AM
 
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We have been here 4 years and I am still unpacking, sorting, rearranging and trying to decide what goes where and I only have curtains on the bedroom windows and the bathroom window, otherwise no curtains.
One reason is I hate curtains, draperies, blinds, shades and any of that other window anything available and another reason is we live on the outside of town in a more rural area so no neighbors can look out of their window and see into mine unless they have binoculars and can see through the timber.
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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I only have curtains on the bedroom windows and the bathroom window, otherwise no curtains.
I know the feeling! The last time I lived in a rural area, I just had blinds on the bedroom and bathroom windows.

When I moved in last year about this time, I had a dedicated "Window Afternoon." I lined up my drill, screwdriver bits, wall anchors, ruler, pencil, and then bought several new blinds and curtain rods the day before.

I went window by window, fixing the problems: new anchors and screws where needed, new blinds, new rods, whatever. It took about four hours, but it was worth it to have those annoyances fixed.
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Turlock, CA
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Before kids, about 2 days. After kids, about 1 week. My husband hates to live out of boxes and unpacks as fast as he can.
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