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Old 12-22-2012, 03:19 AM
 
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Now that's way I'd like to do it! What a great story
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: In a bubble bath with a beer!
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Now that's way I'd like to do it! What a great story
Yes, it worked so well for us, we're doing it again ... but only 400 miles this time!! We'll load the RV and head to Hearst Castle ... visit there and stay the night, and then head to the Bay area to our new home the next day!

I've always wanted to go to Hearst Castle, so now I get to go!
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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I also suggest hand carrying medical record (including pets).
Things faxed are not always reliable

However, it is getting more difficult to do this unless you
Pay for the copies (in Cali this is 1.25/pg).

This move I will bring what I can but am faxing a lot &
Must hope for the best.
Transferring medical records can be difficult.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:21 AM
 
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I also suggest hand carrying medical record (including pets).
Things faxed are not always reliable

However, it is getting more difficult to do this unless you
Pay for the copies (in Cali this is 1.25/pg).

This move I will bring what I can but am faxing a lot &
Must hope for the best.
Transferring medical records can be difficult.
Good idea and thanks for adding.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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Thank you so much!

I began sorting items not using right away
When I realized how much "not much" is when
Wrapped & put in boxes.
The detail inventory is a good idea, I roughly
Labelled but will do inventories.

In case someone is considering freight as
A form of moving, one of the comments said
Many were unhappy.
I freighted a move (got rid of all furniture) from
MN to CA. they did not come to destination on time
& dispatch was useless in predicting when pallets
Would arrive. They also lost many items. Nothing
Damaged but they repacked @ a high cost
W/a misleading estimate.

It was frustrating. If I had been on my own
(Was temp staying w/a young & strong friend)
It would have been very stressful!!!
Overall, more expensive , late, hard to pin down
Revised arrival.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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Outstanding post Ankhharu Really well done... I'm an organization nut anyway (read OCD!!) and have my own 'moving file' already but I always like to read info on organization aspects - yours looks like the 'business' and it'll be good to make sure I've got everything covered... Thanks again
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:25 AM
 
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Moving can really be stressful it is always great to prepare a check list and work accordingly. This thread provides nice information. In this I would I like to add that it is important that you contact your service providers early and inform them about move.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:33 AM
 
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I agree that Moving house is a stressful and exciting time for everyone because I am now experiencing the same problem. It’s an important point and should be one of the many tasks you need to complete when moving home. Definitely one to consider early in the home moving process otherwise your switch may not go as smoothly as you would like.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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Thank you so much!

I began sorting items not using right away
When I realized how much "not much" is when
Wrapped & put in boxes.
The detail inventory is a good idea, I roughly
Labelled but will do inventories.

In case someone is considering freight as
A form of moving, one of the comments said
Many were unhappy.
I freighted a move (got rid of all furniture) from
MN to CA. they did not come to destination on time
& dispatch was useless in predicting when pallets
Would arrive. They also lost many items. Nothing
Damaged but they repacked @ a high cost
W/a misleading estimate.

It was frustrating. If I had been on my own
(Was temp staying w/a young & strong friend)
It would have been very stressful!!!
Overall, more expensive , late, hard to pin down
Revised arrival.
That's what happened to me with Neighbor's Moving and Storage once. They managed to lose my microwave, bicycle, bed frame, and other things, and gave me someone else's Christmas tree. I've never seen such incompetence, stupidity and greed in my life from a company that is getting PAID pretty good money to ship items around.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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I hope you find these links very useful. That's about all I can do. Good luck relocating
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