Using packaging wisely and moving on the cheap

We all know that the housing market fluctuates.  Interest rates and different liquidity issues make huge changes.  Our state generally does not change much but with the government slashing interest rates due to quantitative easing we have a housing boom.  It has been the best housing market and interest rates that the country has ever seen.  So even though the world seems to be going crazy the housing market is booming.  I have seen more people move than I have ever seen at any other time in my life.  This ended up getting my wife and me into looking at moving ourselves.  So we looked at what mortgage loan we could get and what rate we could get.  It turns out that we could afford a much larger house for the same price we are paying for our current home.  We looked around and neighbors who moved had sold their homes for so much more than they paid for it.  We decided to move up in the world.  So I ended up calling around and looking for some cheap moving boxes. That is when you know it is serious.

It took 3 days to find a home and make an offer that was accepted.  We worked a deal that our home had to sell first and then we would end up moving in a few months after some work was done.  It was the fastest house swapping deal I had ever been apart of.  It was only three days and all was done.  We had to work no getting friends to help fast. We ended up in an amazing neighborhood and at a super low cost. 

It took some time to get the family to clear their schedule but we found help. We ended up getting some help and then I decided to not use my old method of moving. Usually, I just go to a  big box store and asks for some cheap moving boxes but this time I decided to do it right.  Instead of getting old flimsy boxes I went to a packaging supplies store online and ordered a moving package.  This was not expensive and all said and done but I got thick boxes, tape, markers, and labels for about fifty bucks.  I was able to get all of our possession safely moved without damage. That is a costly thing if you don’t do it right.

It was a good plan and idea. Closet boxes were so cool that even my wife was happy I spent the money.  Our closet clothes were safe and not folded.  Instead of hanging in a really cool box that we could carry and not worry about dresses or suits getting damaged. It was something that I wished I had done before.  Never before did I know that such advanced boxes existed.  I decided to tell everyone who helped me move and they all thought I was crazy till they saw it.  They said it was the easiest move they had ever had.  We ordered a trailer to rent and did the whole thing in two trips.  No one pulled muscles and no one broke anything because the moving packages did not flex or have any issues.  It was a great purchase and I would do it again in a heartbeat. 

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