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Moving Day

Planning the moving truck to arrive at 9am the day after our send-off party may not have been the best idea in hindsight. Despite our exhaustion, we managing to get up bright and early before our helpers arrived as we now had to pack everything we had to keep out for the party.

Considering we had consciously tried to minimize our purchases in the last year (in anticipation of a potential move) and leveraging Kijiji to sell most of our furniture, you’d think a 17’ Uhaul would be more than enough – boy were we wrong!

Thankfully we had some help (Thanks Justin, Hillary and Aushtin!) as moving Jordan’s massive home gym, my antiques and our assortment of heavy textbooks would have been near impossible without their helping hands.

After a complicated 4hr game of Tetris, consuming every inch of that Uhaul, we managed to squeeze almost everything in (including the van) that needed to go into storage.

Full 17′ UHaul including Jordan’s parents van

We were then off to Creemore to Jordan’s parent’s house as they had graciously offered their garage attic as a home for our belongings. With their help we were able to quickly unload the truck and shuttle everything up their attic stairs, which proved to be quite the challenge in itself

Assembly line up the attic stairs to our storage area 

After a long 17hr day we managed to get almost everything put away! Now we’re onto sorting the short list of clothes and items to take with us then madly cleaning before the closing Thursday!

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  • For me, I think it would be worth it to have the majority of all our things packed and ready to go, and then have a going away party :)I know I’m a terrible procrastinator though, and I’ve learned to start packing a few things here and there weeks before the date. Thanks for the advice!

  • I hope that my move will go just as smooth. I have also called some friends to help because I am sure that we are not going to be organized enough to do it just me and my husband. Thank you for sharing your experience. It is really helpful for us!

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