I think there are 2 types of moves when moving house. There might be more, but there are 2 ways I have done this so far in my lifetime of moves. There is the pack everything up in boxes, lose your mind cleaning, load it all onto a truck (hopefully with a bit of help), then unload and unpack at the other end with pizza eating and beer drinking. I've done that type of move a few times.
Then there is move type 2. This move is a slightly different animal. This is the move you think will be so much easier because you are moving house in the same city. So you can drive there easily enough. This move, you don't pack a whole day, load, unload, unpack. No, you think you can take your time with it, since it isn't far. You can take carloads. You don't really have to pack like move type 1, you are more inclined to throw random stuff in the car to take over. That sort of thing. It seems like it's going to be a relaxed, civilized sort of move. However.
Yes, however. The thing with move type 2 is that you move for a lot longer. It takes ages to move in this hap-hazard way. Plus, you have some items you need in both places, so you are in displaced crazy town mode for a lot longer.
In theory, move type 2 should trump move type 1 for ease and comfort. The reality, is that I don't think it does. We are on day 5 of a type 2 move and I'm telling you, I'm getting tired of moving. My muscles tell me that I have already moved plenty. I have the chaos of stuff everywhere that tells me the move must surely be over. But the move is not over. Oh no.
Today goes the mattress, so the tipping point of where the majority of things are is now the new place since we will opt to sleep there. But there is still tons of stuff to go and organize, and then clean of course. Why ever do we humans ever move once we get into a place? I think I ask this question every move. Seems like I never remember the answer.
TGIF all, cheers to a weekend that may see us finally moved.