1.The days when you could shove everything you owned into the back of a friend’s Subaru are long over. 2.You can’t remember how the delivery guys got your sectional through the front door — and can’t imagine how you’ll get it out. 3.You pack three or four boxes, do the math and figure the job will take roughly 600 hours and 1,200 boxes. 4.Your back hurts. Already. 5.Your spouse is whining about doing manual labor. Already. 6.When...Read more
If you have moved before (who hasn't?), then you know what a huge hassle it can be. Packing all your stuff up into boxes is one thing, then add in moving and playing Tetris with your nice furniture. How about trying to get the pets to calm down and not throw up? Just these thoughts of moving can invoke emotions of fear and dread into the calmest of people.
Chances are a lot of your moving stress came from the actual packing and...Read more
The local movers arrived at Barbara Ross’s apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan one Friday last month, grabbing bags of clothes and shoes, framed pictures and boxes of CDs. They carried the items downstairs and loaded them onto four long-framed cargo bicycles parked on Ridge Street. As the number of objects atop the slender frames increased, the bikes brought to mind a train of pack mules...Read more