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  • Rick Gottinger

    The worst part of moving is having to break the habits that you have developed over the years. On the plus side, a new and fresh perspective is there waiting for you.

  • Barbara Comeaux

    Packing. I swore the last time we moved that I’d rather burn the house down and just buy new stuff next time.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      You sound just like my husband! He always says he wishes for a fire so doesn’t have to do everything you need to do to sell a house. Actually, he’s been saying that for years!

      • Barbara Comeaux

        Last time we moved was over a 4th of July weekend and it was 95 degrees outside. I didn’t hire movers so my brother in law and I did it all. Never again!

        • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

          Yeah. I learned that lesson when I moved into my first apartment. That was the first and last time I’ll do that without a moving company!

  • Julie Dascoli-Yanop

    The worst part of moving is the feeling of being overwhelmed and that nothing will find it’s place. It always does, but that first few weeks of feeling a mess drives me crazy!

  • Rachel

    I’m currently 2 months from moving for the 2nd time in just over 1 year. The worst thing to me is feeling temporarily displaced. Having to find a new “home” or spot for the items you had in your old place. Decorating again, feeling cozy.. It takes a while to make it feel like home again.

  • Nicole

    When you move out of a house that you shared with a roommate out of state, and realize you left so much stuff behind.

  • Mackenzie Haverdink

    The worst part of moving for me is leaving all of the memories behind whether it was with family or roommates, each place I have lived has been special to me.

  • Diane Lane

    The worst part of moving was leaving all my childhood memories behind. I moved out just after high school graduation, leaving all my friends I grew up with in my small hometown. The good part of moving was I started my adult life.

  • Sue W.

    Packing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Duane O. George

    Losing friends . i had moved 26 times by age 26 . now over 50 times .

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      OMG! Can you tell us why so many moves? Just curious.

      • Duane O. George

        My stepfather worked in the Shipyards but as they closed down he was transferred to a new city . After all the yards were closed he began building houses and we lived in them a year then sold them for a huge profit . I have finally found my HOME . Been here 17 years . before that my longest time in any place was 4 years ..

        • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

          That’s great, Diane! I’m glad you found a place to call home!!!

  • peachesnmemphis

    Packing sounds bad,but not as bad as unpacking. Finding a new place for all your stuff. I have been in my home 2years now and I still have one closet with boxes of stuff that I don’t know where to put lol.

    • Lisa Chenail

      If you haven’t used it in 2 years, you don’t need it! Time to let go.

      • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

        I agree, except for memorabilia. But my husband and I haven different opinions on what memorabilia is!

  • Susan Campton

    I went to 18 different schools in 12 years. My mother, God bless her, would get a call from my dad, who was a telephone contractor and off we’d go. Rent the UHaul, pack the boxes, next town here we come. The worst part of moving is the packing and unpacking, loading and unloading. Is it all going to fit? Where did this or that go? Exhaustion, irritation and just plain frustration..lol

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Thank must have been awful, Susan. Just when you get to know people…it’s time to move again!

      • Susan Campton

        It was sad at times..but my mom knew what life would be like. She taught me to read and write at age three. I collected friends and addresses like some kids collected stamps or marbles..lol.. I never lost a friend, I just made new ones. The last friend I made in school was 34 years ago. Thanks to the magic of Facebook, we keep in touch without the stamps..lol

  • dolfanatl

    Everything.

  • Marie Angelie Delima

    The worst part of moving is the leaving part. I moved out from my hometown, which is the Philippines, to immigrate here in the US with my family. Leaving my friends, relatives, my 2 dogs behind (they’re with my cousins right now) really breaks my heart. You feel like a piece of you has been torn apart. With moving, I also leave memories of the past, happy moments and bad ones.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      I feel you, Marie. Try to think about the new memories you have yet to make.

  • 77giggles

    The worst part of moving is purging the stuff you have…. I have lived here 13 years, and its amazing how much junk I’ve accumulated. Just thinking about it is giving me a headache!

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Try 31 years! I didn’t even have kids yet when I moved here. Now they’re grown, and my daughter has soooo much junk! And I’m not packing it for her!!!

      • 77giggles

        OMG! I cant even imagine! wow!!

  • edeliz

    Realizing how much unnecessary crap you have accumulated throughout the years!

    • Chris

      This is the best part for me because I love to purge.

  • Paul Clément

    Saying goodbye to the old place, the neighbours and that part of the community. Packing to go and unpacking when you get there.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      That’s so nice of you. Thanks for reminding me to say goodbye to my neighbors, Paul!!! Knowing me, I might have forgotten! And I know my husband wouldn’t bother to do it.

  • Karen T

    The worst part of moving is when the people who offer to ‘help’ are the biggest obstacles in getting anything done. Especially since I was moving because of foreclosure.
    One person ‘threw his shoulder out’ that morning so he couldn’t help lift anything heavy. While I’m trying to figure out how to get things to fit in boxes etc.. he asked me if he could have the aluminum cans I’d been saving for 3 yrs, my tools, fishing equipment, even the 12 sheets of plywood that made up the loft in the garage! REALLY? I’m just moving, not dying!

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Holy cow! With friends like that, who needs enemies? LOL

      • Karen T

        Believe it or not, that was my eldest sister’s husband. He calls himself a scavenger. Of course he didn’t tell me that until after I told him to go home, and he got mad at me! I knew he would drive around and pick up junk to sell, but I didn’t think he would use me losing my house as an opportunity! Needless to say we don’t speak anymore.

        • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

          That is so weird! My sister’s husband saves all kinds of construction stuff. I don’t know what he plans on doing with it. It just sits in his basement.

          • Karen T

            LOL…Well I’d give you my sister’s number if I had it. She could send her husband over ‘to get rid of it’ for your sister’s husband (for a fee of course). That way he could sell it and make more money. (Since he doesn’t work.) Most junk guys come pick up junk for free and then go sell it.

            • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

              That’s funny. My brother-in-law doesn’t work either. He’s on disability for PTSD. But he’s been collecting junk since way before that! And he doesn’t sell it. He just “collects” it in case he “ever needs it”. And I don’t invite them here. They invite themselves!

  • LENAE

    Packing up all the stuff that has been collected over the years

  • Nicole D. C

    Packing and then reorganizing it in a different place.

  • Mark Hall

    Unpacking, as you always have to unpack the whole box just to get the one thing you want, which you put at the bottom thinking you wouldn’t need it for a while.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      LOL. Isn’t that always the way it happens? LOL

  • Tracy Mauhar

    For me it would be packing and unpacking. when I was growing up as a child pretty much my entire childhood we would move every 6 months literally and that went on for many many many many years so when it came to packing the house up and then unpacking the house it was a lot of work. Expecially all of the work was put on me and my two sisters. by the time we are done unpacking and getting settled we would be packing to move again. So the older we got the smarter we got and just didn’t unpack everything. All we unpacked for us kids anyways was the things we needed the rest stayed in boxes.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Smart. My ex-boyfriend’s mom decided they would move. The two (teenage) kids packed everything. Then she decided they weren’t moving! She was a little nutty.

  • Sylvia

    Letting go of the known and comfortable and transitioning into something new and unfamiliar.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      You’re right, Sylvia! It was the same when I started new jobs, and when I had my first baby. Those things, and moving, are all near the top of the list of stressors, too.

  • Stannyboyc

    Packing up.

  • Jason

    The anticipation and the constant paranoia of the inevitable event: the event itself. No, not moving. The receiving of the welcome to the neighborhood cake or sometimes what is supposed to be cake. You know, if you’re like me, then moving to a new house only comes once or twice a year (lol) and often times, the welcome cake is the only pleasant, or unpleasant thing about it. Sometimes it doesn’t even show. The quality of the cake is a very good indicator of who your new neighbors will be. A great cake = In Your Business 24/7 (because Betty Busybody is at her kitchen window all day) A so/so cake = Soccer Moms and Dads in Bowling leagues (Best Neighbors Ever. They know the value of sleep overs and weekend fishing outings) Bad cake/no cake = keep an eye on your pets, the neighbor kids really like firecrackers and mom likes Oprah. Dad is still out getting cigarettes will be back soon though….

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      LMAO!!! That’s hilarious!!! Never thought of it that way. Now, if a neighbor comes to my house with a cake or pie, I’ll have to work hard not to laugh!

  • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

    The worst part of moving is deciding which things that bring back great memories to keep and which things to discard. A perfect example: yesterday, my husband decided to go through some of my stuff (probably because he can’t part with his own things). We came across my Girl Scout Leader Handbook. I led my daughter’s troop for seven years. He went to throw it out. That’s seven years of great memories. Another example: he has his grandfather’s bird cage. He refinished years ago when my daughter wanted a parakeet. The bird passed about fifteen years ago and he has always said he doesn’t want to get “tied down” with any more animals. When I asked him to throw it out, he said he may want another parakeet. Since when? My kids are grown and neither wants a bird. He just can’t part with a memory of his grandfather. Packing, cleaning and painting are just chores. Picking which memories to save has been the hardest part of all.

    • Carol Miller

      Great answer, as always, Diane.

      • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

        Thanks, Carol!

  • Gay Brock

    Stubbing your toes a lot until you get things put where they belong. Ouch!

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      LMBO, Brock! Be careful!!!

  • Kay Jones-Hoff

    The packing and unpacking. Changing addresses for businesses and personal mail

  • deedee walker

    I would have to say, the total relocating, new people, new place, and all the changing of address, all changes of “everything”

  • tbetter1

    Finding the toilet paper after you get in the new house!

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      LMAO. I never thought about that! I’m gonna put some in my car so I know where it is when I get there. Thanks for the post!!!

  • Chris

    Cleaning Twice…I’m very OCD and have a hard time leaving anything dirty. I also have a hard time putting my things away in places that have not been wiped clean, sanitized, vacuumed etc….

  • The loss. It never fails that in every move I have ever done (and there have been numerous), things get lost. Lost books, lost music, lost clothes, lost pictures, and – of course – lost friends. Don’t get me wrong, I love moving – the excitement of all the “new.’ However, with all the wonderful new comes the inevitable loss of what was. Routines, places to find things, wishing you still had that “thing”, are all part of the fatigue in moving.

  • Simran Kaur Aujla

    Having to go back and forth for things

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      I won’t be going back to NJ from FL. LOL

  • Cecilia

    Packing is the worse. You end up finding you have so much stuff and it gets to be too much, so you either throw stuff out or give it away. I end up getting so frustrated with packing neatly and wrapping stuff up. Unpacking isn’t as bad because it’s a fresh start and you get to put things away right where you want it nice and neatly, even though it usually doesn’t stay that way long.

  • Sharon Lyn Frazier Edwards

    Determining which items are needed in the new place, amd disguarding the unused ones !

  • Haden Hudson

    Packing up the kitchen junk drawer:)

  • Chrystal Ozovek

    The WORST part about moving is contacting everyone to change/update your address. You don’t even realize how many people you need to call until you start making the list . . . doctors, banks, credit card companies, the post office, etc. And that’s all besides all of the packing and unpacking of boxes!! It’s overwhelming! It get stressed out just thinking about it!!

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Yes!

  • Sara DuVall

    Loading the moving truck.
    We had to get everything just right so just one trip worked.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      We’re hiring a moving van because we have a “Catch 22”. We have to buy new furniture so the house looks decent when we show it, but I’m not leaving brand new furniture here, and all we’ll have too much stuff to put it in our cars.

  • Roy Roy

    Making new friends

  • Veronica

    The worst part of moving in my opinion the unpacking and finding a place for it all.

  • Sowmya

    Moving homes is such an emotional roller coaster! Packing, loading, unloading pass after short amount of time. But leaving behind family, friends and memories in the old house is so tough! Forced by our circumstances, we have been living out of suitcases for nearly 9 years now, after living in a beautiful suburb for 14 years! Even now, when I go to the old suburb my heart-beat increases, I get emotional and teary…..

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      I’m so sorry, Sowmya. I can’t even imagine what that must be like. I really hope you can get settled into an apartment one of these days; the sooner the better. I’m sure you have tried everything but sometimes, trying again may bring another result. Maybe a social worker can get you situated in a place big enough to unpack in, at least for awhile. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

      • Sowmya

        Thanks Diane! It’s not because of our financial situation……just our circumstances!! I think God gives from one hand and takes out from another hand!

  • Erin Estilette

    Being forced to pack all of your stuff, which you don’t realize is a ton of stuff until it’s time to pack it up.

  • Ann Phipps Oliver

    Packing up the kitchen!! UGH

  • Deb

    The worst part of moving is…..EVERYTHING!! There is nothing pleasant about moving! It’s a herculean task! Packing, carrying, hauling, and hauling some more! Unpacking, broken stuff, nothing fits like it’s supposed to. Moving is a mind boggling and body aching experience.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Don’t remind me. I’m NOT looking forward to it, Deb!

  • Jolanta Kleina

    Packing all the stuff and thinking what else I need to get rid of. Also choosing the right company to help me with moving is also a challenge.

  • April Collier-McCrary

    The worst part of moving to me is packing and finding credible movers

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Yep. And I don’t have anyone I can ask for referrals. I hope we get lucky. When my mom moved, the movers stole one of her boxes. It must have been a surprise for them when they opened it. All it contained was old vinyl albums from Broadway shows. LOL

  • rose morgan

    Leaving behind awesome neighbors.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      I’ve lived next to mind for about 24 years. When our kids were little, we do some weekend trips with them. We’ll miss them!

  • Brian Vaughn

    Trying to figure out how you’re going to set up everything in the new place ! You don’t want it to look like how it was in your old house, because you’ll miss the old house. And you don’t want everything looking different, because you miss the old setup

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      A conundrum! LOL. I wouldn’t mind setting up my rooms as they were before. I think I might feel more comfortable and settle in better that way. I guess old habits die hard for me.

  • Amy Jo Jackey

    Packing and unpacking

  • Christy

    I suppose the worst part is the kids whining about making new friends, new schools, etc but as a military wife, I LOVED moving every 3 or 4 years! I love having the house emptied out to clean every spot of it (much easier than cleaning around furniture!) and I loved thinning out the junk and deciding what was important enough to move and what we could do without. I loved finding new stores to shop in and new places to show my kids. I loved learning about my new hometown and finding ways to volunteer my time. I loved meeting new neighbors who would become life-long across-the-miles best friends and I loved meeting new friends everywhere I went. I loved moving into a spotlessly clean house every 4 years and everything being new and fresh. Retired now, I’ve lived in my current home got almost 22 years and I was terrified when we got a new refrigerator and I had to see what was behind the old one!! It wasn’t pretty and clean 🙂 I do love my long-time friends and neighbors but I wouldn’t say no if my husband wanted to move again!!! Hahaha

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      My stepdaughter and her family just moved from NY to Alabama. She said it was the best thing that ever happened to her kids. They are near their dad’s relatives now. They play with their cousins. They have also made new friends. And the Special Ed program for their daughter is much better than the one she was in up north. All in all, best move ever for the whole family!

      • Christy

        It’s always easier when the kids are happy!! I’m glad they are doing well!!

        • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

          Thanks, Christy!!!

  • Tabatha Howay

    Packing is the worst thing about moving for me. I move a lot, actually getting ready to move next week. Every time I move I always go through everything & end up throwing stuff away.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Good luck with your move, Tabatha!

      • Tabatha Howay

        Thank you Diane

  • dinesh

    packing and unpacking

  • Kathie Gallagher

    gonna miss the old home…

  • Ken Grant

    That moment when you realize that you are one of those hoarders that you always make fun of on television.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      LOL. My bedroom comes close to looking like the homes on that show. I’m not looking forward to tackling that room!

  • dottie p

    packing, lifting, moving, unpacking, getting settled in your new place, sleeping the first few nights in your new place. i’m done moving, i have moved 16 times so far in my lifetime. and it’s tiring, you don’t feel like you have roots until you are completely settled somewhere. now i own 1/2 of my own home, my brother Mike owns the other half. we have a back yard 5 dogs, 3 cats, a parakeet, and some fish. and a room mate. i’m done moving. i still have stuff from my last apartment in a storage unit. no more. i’m too old to move again. my next move with me to my grave.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      LOL. Hopefully, you won’t be going to that last place for a very long time, Dottie. I couldn’t do what you did. I’d probably have a nervous breakdown or something. I HATE packing and moving!

  • Michaele Dalin Goodson

    Cleaning out the energy of all the people and events prior to me moving in.

  • Drea Nivea Rahming

    The worst part of moving is packing everything up knowing that most of the stuff won’t be coming with you to your new place

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      I know. I’ve been giving things away to all the charities that come with a truck to your home. Much easier that way.

  • Stacie Snow

    Having to go through all the stuff you’ve accumulated and getting rid of stuff before you can pack the stuff you’re gonna take with you!!

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      I’m going through that right now. Another charitable corporation is coming to my house today to pick up more donations. I have a feeling I’ll be doing that for awhile, Stacie! LOL

  • Emma Jones

    Having to pack all of your stuff up, and keeping everything organized. Plus having to move everything from out of one place to another. It’s a process. Plus if you have a small car it makes it even harder. I hate having to pack everything then unpack, as well as having to get everything where you want in a new place.

  • Emma Jones

    Also having to get everything into the right place while packing

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Oh, I tried that 30 years ago when I moved here. Toward the end of packing, everything starts getting put together in the same carton, no matter what room it will belong in. Especially when your still packing and the moving van arrives! LOL

  • Leslie Anne Soloman

    Preparing to move by packing, which inevitably means getting rid of things you had been planning to get rid of but now you must. It is amazing how much junk you accumulate over the years that has absolutely no purpose or value whatsoever. It is the worst!

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      I’d like to know where the mates to all of our socks are. I have two bags full of socks with no mates. We call the phenomenon “The sock Eater”. I can’t wait til my kids really clean out their rooms. Bet HS I know where the mates are. Could they be…under their beds?!! And these are grown people!!!

  • Lynn

    The worst thing about moving is all the time it takes to pack everything up; I don’t have a problem discarding things that I know I don’t need, but the actual packing up the boxes and carrying the up and down the stairs is horrible! Especially as I get older and don’t have the strength to lift as much as I used to have. Where I’m living now is the longest I’ve ever lived in one place, 11 years and will be moving to a smaller place probably in the next year or two. I’m living in a three bedroom townhouse, alone, and really need to down-size. I’m dreading the move because it’s going to be difficult to fit all my furniture from a 3 floor townhouse to a one floor apartment. Uggg!

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      I’m sorry to say you may have to part with a little bit of your furniture, Lynn. I hope not, but you won’t want your new place to be “crowded”. Besides, more furniture means more to dust. Who wants that? People I know who have had to downsize end up happier after all is said and done. Maybe you can find a kid who’s looking for a few extra $$. He could help you with your boxes. I get nervous when I hear that your carrying heavy boxes up and down stairs!

      • Lynn

        It’s not so much the parting with the furniture, but the problem of trying to get rid of it, via Craigslist, Kijiji, etc. That’s as bad as moving it! Do not fear, my friend, as I said, my last move was 11 years ago. I’m not planning on going up and down stairs with anything. I have enough trouble getting myself to do that. If I can’t find anyone to help, I’ll box it up and let the movers to take care of that.

        • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

          Good girl! Just want you to remain injury-free!!!

  • MT

    Getting settled in again! I’ve moved5 times in 2 years and always feel like I’m in a hotel or something!

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Sounds nightmarish, MT. Hope you can settle down where you are now, at least for awhile.

  • Shereida

    seeing all the crap you didnt know you had and now have to either get rid of or pack

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      That will be my problem. I don’t want to clutter up the new house, but there are certain things I can’t part with (like the 2ashtrays made out of lava that we got on our honeymoon). Memorabilia! Oy!!!

  • Courtney Mclennan

    The worst part is getting to the new house and realizing you have to find a new spot for all your little random things that were too important to get rid of but aren’t something you need everyday.

  • Judy Burba McGarvey

    Besides the packing, the worst thing is having to clean the old house after everything is moved out. You think you’re a decent housekeeper but inevitably, there’s dust bunnies, smudges, and stains hiding. You’re anxious to get going at the new place, but you can’t leave the old one a mess!

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      We are also going to paint every room before we put it on the market. We got a reasonable estimate from a contractor but my husband is so cheap he refuses to pay. He says he will paint the rooms himself. Let’s see how far he gets before he decides to pay someone to do it! LOL

  • ramadevi

    The worst part for me is the memories of the place where we lived. I am very emotional and get attachments very easily. When I was young (21) I left my father’s home for a reason to live with my elder sister. That time I was feeling desperate and helpless, I never though of leaving my home. As I said earlier we had nice beautiful home with beautiful backyard. It was my first time in my life I moved out packing all my belongings. It was very sad. Second time when I immigrated to Canada we sold our home. We sold all furniture. Oh god it was very very tough to discard everything. People do get attachments to everything. I moved to Toronto with 3 bags of clothes. We used to have big home, we furnished it with our favourite furniture. After coming here I used to miss my home and I used to get tears whenever I remember my home and place. So for me the past memories of the home is the toughest thing. The home is where the real happiness comes. But some times destiny move people from place to place. That’s why I never complain, I try my best to keep my life happy. Now I am in Toronto, I am happy, sometimes past memories are sweet.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      I’m so glad you’re happy now. You’ve had a rough journey!

      • ramadevi

        Yes, now we are stable. Hard to forget past. Life goes on. Have good day.

        • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

          Thank you! You, too!!!

  • Amanda

    Everything

  • Moonbeam Harmony

    Noticing your 10-year-old favorite designer glasses frames got lost in the move, whereas that cheap plastic McD’s Happy Meal toy you always step on, made it just fine.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      LOL!!!

      • Moonbeam Harmony

        Thanks!

  • Lynn King McKinney

    Turning your children’s lives upside down.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      I hear you. My daughter wont come yet because she and her ex-boss are starting their own business, so she will be staying with my sister-in-law for awhile. My son is in a position where he has an in with the police department in my town. (He’s in Law Enforcement.) But he has chosen to move with us, which puts him back to square one with getting a job as a trooper or deputy sheriff. My husband and I are leaving one of his brothers but they’re moving down in two years to our area. His wife and I are closer than sisters. My husband is retiring at the end of this month so it’s not upending our lives as much as our children. Then again, they’re young adults so they’ll just start fresh in Florida, and my daughter will probably open a branch of the business down there. I’ll just keep telling myself all of that! LOL

      • Lynn King McKinney

        As we get older, it seems to me life becomes at times more complicated. You take care, my Friend!

        • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

          Thanks, Lynn! I’m just trying to convince myself that it’s okay to move so far away from my daughter. In my head, I know it’s fine. After all, she’s almost 26 years old, but in my heart…we’ll, it feels like there’s a hole in my heart every time I think about it. And she won’t even be on her own. She’ll be living with my sister-in-law & brother-in-law, who I trust with my own life. It’s a mom thing, I guess.

  • Jesavae

    The worst part of moving is leaving that part of yourself that will stay behind. It’s like leaving an age. In an old photo of you as a child, it may be your image, but it’s not really you anymore. Time and experience mold you into something else.

  • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

    Hahahahaha! Glad I’m not the only one. And those bags of socks: one is for both my kids & the other one is mine & my husband’s. So yeah, it’s all of us, too! Thanks, Leslie Anne!

  • Kyle

    Having to steal your neighbors newspapers to wrap all your glass. Then once you’ve got it wrapped you need to find the right size boxes. Once you find the boxes, THEN you have to tetris the boxes AND all the awkward shaped items you have into the moving truck just to have everything slide around during the trip. So the worst part is definitely boxing/wrapping everything, then loading it into the truck followed by unloading everything. Hopefully your new place has a sexy neighbor girl who brings you out a lemonade in her bikini.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Hahahahahaha!!!! Good luck with that, Kyle. She’ll probably have a musclebound boyfriend so watch out! LMBO!!!

  • Casimina Doner

    Having just recently moved, the worst part is to see your whole life reduced to boxes and the empty rooms that used to feel like home.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Awwwww. Not looking forward to that.

      • Casimina Doner

        On the plus side, it was fun remaking a different empty space into home!

  • Rochelle Pieper

    UNPACKING!!! Been in this house since 2013 and at least 75% of my stuff is still in boxes!!!

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      My husband didn’t unpack some of his boxes for seve years! When we were about to have the basement finished, his mom and I had to empty them. We had to sneak junk into the garbage because it really was stuff that should have been discarded when it broke (like a shower curtain rod!!!).

  • Robbin Lynne Adams

    The expense.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Ugh. Not looking forward to those bills. We’re moving from NJ to FL. It’s probably going to cost a pretty penny!

  • Carol Miller

    The worst part of moving is detaching yourself from your town, neighborhood, friends, etc. I have lived in the same town for 67 years. The grade school I went to is right up the hill from me. The church I was baptized in is also within walking distance. My family was one of the first to move to this suburban area, 25 miles from Philadelphia. Almost all of the children and grandchildren of the original “settlers” are still here. I live in a residential section of my town but I could walk, if necessary, to the closest shopping center. We have phenomenal hospitals and doctors within a stone throw away. Most of the hospitals are teaching ones and ranked in the top 20 of the nation. Our schools are superior and we have a plethora of private schools that are the top in the nation (not that I could afford them.). I would be utterly devastated if I had to move. I live in a neighborhood where all my neighbors help each other out but still mind their own business. I just don’t believe I would be able to find a new location that would make me happy. I would be inconsolable if I had to move.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Don’t move, Carol! It sounds to me like you live in an ideal neighborhood. And once again, your writing is superb. You know where I’m going with this, Carol!!! LOL

      • Carol Miller

        Thank you so much, Diane. I only wish I had confidence to really start writing my life story. You are so generous with your praise that you truly give me hope. If and when I start you will be the first to know and I will mention you in my foreword as having given me the push I needed. When do you think you will be moving to Florida. I think about you every day and the Herculean task you have in packing up.

        • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

          Well, my husband is retiring on February 28. He said he’s relaxing for one day and then he’ll really start purging and packing. We need a handyman to fix little things and then my husband and son can paint all the rooms. Finally, the house will go on the market when all of that is done, so it all depends on how long it will take to pack up the house. Thanks so much for thinking of me. You know I’ll keep nagging you, at least for awhile. I hate to see talent like yours not being used. You really are a great writer (besides being a good person!!!).

  • Angie Beedie

    The worst part of moving is finding out where you will fit in the scheme of your new neighborhood. Hoping that it read it right and don’t end up with a neighbor that doesn’t like you, or worse one that is really flirty…

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Oh, no. I hope I have good neighbors when I move.

  • Meadow McDowell

    Sorting through everything and deciding what you’re actually taking. We moved from a 2100 sq. ft. home to a 1500 sq ft home in 2014 and we either threw away, gave away or sold half of our belongings. It was horrible. I hate moving so much that we’re considering building an addition onto our home so that we don’t have to move again!

  • Dave

    Usually you have to fix some things in the house before you can put it up for sale and then you might think it’s not so bad and maybe you shouldn’t move. And of course there is all the packing and the gathering/organizing (that really should have been done all along) and the cleaning.

  • Sarah Turner

    when you are little and people want you to help and you can only do so much.

  • Manwinder Kaur

    We can’t pack all those memories that have clear picture in our mind , that exists in every corner of that house that we have to leave !

  • Timothy Mccollum

    Well, I always thought is getting rid of things you really loved as a kid and really don’t need them anymore.

  • yolanda4110

    The worst part about moving is finding something you were looking for for months in the most obvious area and now that you’ve found it you don’t need it!

  • kandeels

    It starts by just thinking about all of the paraphernalia that we have “collected” since moving in in 1996 and then adding three children. That makes me wheeze even before I hit the dust to move!!!

  • Ray Ayala

    Getting everything to fit into one U-haul box instead of two to try to save money on the moving expenses. Now all my stuff is scrunched!!

  • Noel Stewart

    The worst part of moving is your new neighbors. Finding out which of your new neighbors are cool and which are cookoo!

  • Stephanie Piner Bise

    The body aches after everythings done

  • Dicksy Maneschyn

    Starting over in new community..new job, new school and most of all making new friends. Difficult tasks.

  • Annie Freed

    Unpacking!

  • Realizing how much stuff you’ll need to pack & then unpack. Plus how long the whole process takes to finish everything completely before you are fully settled in. Not to mention spending all this money on a nice place just to have to sleep on the floor because the furniture doesnt arrive yet.

  • Andrew Reynolds

    The worst part about moving is leaving of friends/family behind and all the good memories.

  • Melissa McLaughlin

    I’ve moved a ton of times in my short life. My Dad died when I was nine, afterward I moved into my uncle’s house. I suddenly realized I didn’t have ANYTHING to remember him by. No pictures, no mementoes. Now all those moves later, those are the only things I wish I would’ve kept close. I feel like I’ve lost alot, but the sentimental stuff is the hardest to lose. Cherish your baby pictures and parents little note’s an cards – they will mean so much someday.

  • Moonbeam Harmony

    Aww, thanks! We just moved this year. I’m still upset about those glasses.

  • Gabby

    The worst part of moving is that, something always gets left behind. Not only are you leaving behind your community, friends, maybe family, but it seems like every time I move, more keepsakes get left behind. Half the time you just sale things or leave things behind because it is too much to take. Months later, or whenever you are settled down at your new place, you are stuck looking/searching for something you “swear” you had, then you remember, “Oh yeah, I left it.” That is the worst, especially if it was an accident and it was something that had been passed down from generation to generation. I remember when I first started moving, I had things from 20 years ago, stuff from when I was a newborn. Now, I do not have any of those things, and it really stinks to not have any of your keepsakes as a child to show your children.

  • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

    Well, they say there’s one in every family! My family, when combined with my husband’s, has a few “extras”. LOL

  • ramadevi

    Waiting for my credit.

  • jennyjet

    The truck is ready to go and you realize that the cat is missing!

  • Thomas Bryant

    If you don’t got money for help, after taken all of that lovely stuff you have in storage you have to move it all in the house next.

  • Casandra

    Not have having a reason to stay. 🙁