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Old 05-04-2008, 09:54 AM
Location: Western North Carolina
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The first time I moved as a young person, I had a rolled up mattress pad, a green garbage bag full of plastic hangars, a beat up old nightstand, and a suitcase of clothes in the back seat of my old Chevy Nova. Oh, and my purse. That's it. Wow - times have changed.
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:36 AM
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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About 30 years ago my wife and I moved from the middle of the country to the West Coast.

We each had a change of clothes, a sleeping bag, a bowl, a cup, and a spoon.
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:12 PM
Location: Bay Area
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When I was younger, I believed you should never own more than fits on your back....

So, yes, my moves did not consist with much.

We are currently in the middle of packing and moving. Selling/giving away most of what we have and starting fresh when we get there. Of course now its much, much more than what will fit on my back
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:27 PM
Location: Vegas Baby
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I'm moving across the country in July. I am taking clothes, air mattress, 2 tv's, PC, and my video equipment which I am going to MAKE fit into my car. My books which I just can't part with I will be shipping.
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:36 PM
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When I first moved when I joined the Coast Guard, I had clothes and some personal stuff. Everything in my first apartment was hand me downs.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:09 PM
Location: Here... for now
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First big-girl apartment, middle of Boston. One small room, a kitchennette-on-a-wall and a bathroom with a clawfoot tub but no shower. My possessions consisted of a mattress, a couple of big floor pillows and a steamer trunk. The mattress was for sleeping, of course. The pillows became my seating arrangement and the trunk became my "table". If I recall, the steamer trunk contained the important things in my life: a lamp, sheets, pillowcases, a towel, a few clothes and books, a compact stereo system (including separate speakers) and probably 50 albums. Hey, I had priorities!
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:55 AM
Location: Sacramento
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When I came to the US for college I brought 1 suitcase. Now 2 kids, a dog and a pack rat husband later I am dreading our next move.
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:22 PM
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In 1978 we moved from Alaska to Indiana. Hubby took what fit in a station wagon with 2 cats. I flew with another cat and some important papers etc in a briefcase. We shipped about 300 lbs and that was it.

In 1997 we had a corporate move and it took the biggest semi I have ever seen to move us to NC. Bigger one to move us back because we had a car to go on the truck.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:05 PM
Location: Orlando, FL
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Originally Posted by victorianpunk View Post
In a year, I plan on moving with...my car, some clothes (2 suitcases) a laptop, and some CDs...that's it. Anyone else travel light when relocating?

I want to start over, so I am taking as few reminders of my old life as possible.
I'm moving to another state within the next 6 months and I'm only taking what will fit in my car. I realize that nothing I have is really that important and it will cost more to move than to replace.
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:14 PM
Location: Up in a cedar tree.
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I can't understand how you' all call leave so much of your things behind like that. All the money vesting into your personal property and just to abandon all of it!

My father works maintenance for an apartment complex and you be VERY VERY amazed on the stuff people leave behind because they cannot make next months rent. Most of the residents of those apartments just bail and leave it all. How can you do this?

My father brought back so many nice things out of those abandon apartments like laptops, computer desks, TVs, video game systems, dvds and gym weights. Had so many garage sells; LOL!!

I don't get it. All I know is I am glad I never vest stock w/ those folks!!
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