Don't move... Ever... No, really!

By Renegade on Wednesday 22 July 2009 09:51 - Comments (13)
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It's been slightly quiet here in my blog, but with a good reason. My blog is growing more and more important to me, but I've been busy with something that was even more important.

I've moved. The horror!

In all honesty, I moved to an apartment that was purchased, so no more paying rent. I'm finally at a point that I am going to get my own roof over my head. And paying for that, and the feeling that the apartment is slowly being paid for is quite good.

But moving? That's a whole different story. I tend to think that most people just wait long enough with a new move until the impressions of the previous move have been forgotten or alleviated. You put stuff in boxes that you are not even certain you are going to keep and they usually end up somewhere in an attic or in a garage somewhere.

You've got dozens of people asking "Where does this go?" and shouting names, even though the boxes have been labeled properly and you have put up notes saying which room is what.

Anyway, things have settled in a bit and I'll be more frequent with my blogging again. I promise. I also promise I won't move again. Or at least not until the memory has faded a bit more, or I stop screaming in my sleep. ;)

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By Tweakers user ReVision, Wednesday 22 July 2009 10:24

Pics or it didn't happen :)

By Tweakers user MazeMouse, Wednesday 22 July 2009 11:11

Well, if you blog your memories won't they still untill the blog disappears?
IE: As long as this blog remains you can always remember teh horror!

By Tweakers user arno_vos, Wednesday 22 July 2009 11:14

Sounds like your movers aren't the brightest ;-) Just one word of advice, every time you move, thoroughly clean out your clutter. Don't get all sentimental on old stuff: it's either or the trashbin.

By Tweakers user Kaasplank, Wednesday 22 July 2009 11:21

I just tossed all my and my girlfriends stuff on a small flatbed truck and drove to our new home. No big deal :P

By Tweakers user _Apache_, Wednesday 22 July 2009 11:26

Any tips for a new buyer? Just - signed the official document yesterday - bought my first appartement together with my gf.

A 90 square meters 4room appartement in The Hague.

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By Tweakers user Apache, Wednesday 22 July 2009 14:09

When I moved I only asked 3 (smart) people, nice coordination, working in teams of 2, 2 cars, 1 van, everything worked out perfectly, we were ahead of schedule, it was a great experience, everything was settled in a single day :)

By Tweakers user 1st_Ro, Wednesday 22 July 2009 14:34

One more tip for moving: make a sign for each specific room and hang/attach that sign on the door of that room and label all boxes accordingly.

That way, no one has to ask where which box should go! :Y)

And what Arno-Vos says. First clean out all your stuff and then move. Otherwise your bringing along all the crap. :P

By Tweakers user durian, Wednesday 22 July 2009 16:49

I love moving - I get bored after a couple of years in the same place...

(and I don't throw away stuff...I just pack everything and keep it packed :) )

By Tweakers user bollewolle, Thursday 23 July 2009 13:22

Try moving to another country ... now that's a real bitch |:(

By Tweakers user F_J_K, Thursday 23 July 2009 14:47

Dan had je zelf maar meer de trap op moeten sjouwen, denk ik dan :+

* F_J_K runs. Eum. * F_J_K hobbelt weg :+

By Tweakers user Renegade, Thursday 23 July 2009 17:07

@bollewolle I moved from the Netherlands to Germany about 6 years ago. I know what you mean. ;)

@F_J_K :D :*

By Tweakers user Renegade, Thursday 23 July 2009 17:16

@_Apache two things that can be important are a will (what happens in case one of the partners should have a severe accident), and a cohabitation contract (samenlevingscontract). The latter one is just a good idea. You might agree now, but when something should go wrong it's just a good thing to have.

Otherwise, make sure that you bring a third person along when the house or apartment is handed over to you. Note down small things or errors that you see. Don't think something like "I'll fix it myself later". You are paying premium money for what you are buying, and you should be certain that such things get written down on paper.

By Tweakers user bollewolle, Thursday 23 July 2009 17:19

Me from Belgium to Switzerland. I eventually decided to just leave all my furniture in BE as I was getting sick of the whole thing :o The administration shit alone is already a total hell (definitely in Switzerland). But then again, living there has its advantages 8-)

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