There are normal costs of moving.
Deposits on utilities, fees for autos, change of address stuff.
My husband had decided that he was tired of moving our stuff. So we sought out a moving company. The man came and did an estimate of moving us. Hummm. Yes, about 100 boxes- already packed, three beds (just the beds), one dresser, a desk with small file cabinet, and a dining room table with chairs. That will be about....$21,000! With the possibility of 10-25% up charge IF diesel goes to/ over $4 a gallon.
When he picked me up off the floor, we decided to do it ourselves. A flurry of phone calls to reserve moving trucks and air tickets. I started tonight and eliminated about five boxes already. I am determined to get down at least twenty.
Still looks like about $5,000.... but whew. Glad we are doing it soon. They are right, gas is going up FAST!
As we have said a million and one times---THIS IS IT! Next time we move it will be with the clothes on our backs.
OK- some of the art....we will take it out of frames and just carry it in our bags.