Moving into the place next door
July 24, 2012 6:42 AM Subscribe
Strategies for moving ... to the building next door?
posted by shotgunbooty to home & garden (25 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
When my SO and I decided to move into a bigger apartment in the building next to ours, we thought it would be a cake walk, but as we are beginning to pack and prepare, we are realizing that this is somewhat of a strange situation.
The buildings are probably 10 yards at most apart and both apartments are basically ground level.
Does it really make sense to pack everything into boxes to carry across the yard only to unpack again? Is there benefit to doing it that way instead of just, say, sliding drawers out of dressers and carrying them, clothes and all, over to the new place -- or, say, throwing clothes from the closet over my shoulder, walking over and putting them directly into the new closet(s)?
Anyone have experience with this?
One complicating factor -- we are hiring movers to move some of the larger, heavier pieces of furniture.