I don't need help!!! Leave my stuff alone PLEASE!

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: If you were moving
    You would welcome any help!!! : (15 votes)
    31 %
    You would be like me - don't touch my stuff!!! : (32 votes)
    65 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4827 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    @alotlikelove:  I hate when people touch my stuff. Help is always nice because moving SUCKS but…

    Post # 4
    Member
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @alotlikelove:   I’m with you.  Let ME sort stuff and box it.  Once it’s in the box, if you want to move the box, fine.  But don’t touch my stuff.  No way.  

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    When I pack, I pack it specifically based on how often I use the item, and I remember what box it’s in, so if I need it, I can get to it.

    It would drive me batty if someone packed my stuff for me.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @alotlikelove:  I don’t like people touching my stuff either. I don’t have all that much stuff, but the stuff I do have is special to me in some way and that even includes furniture. I have a few antiques, a dresser that I refinished myself, a side table that my Dad made in highschool, all my knick knacks mean something to me, other things that I saved up for and so they represent my hard work. I get really nervous when other people help me move, anxious actually. I’m so afraid something will be damaged and it will truly hurt my heart. Ugh. It took me 3 years to get up the nerve to buy a new handbag because I was emotionally attached to my old one. I know I have issues, but this is the way I am. Don’t touch my stuff. lol.

    Post # 7
    Member
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Beach

    LOL i hate it if somone touches my stuff without telling me. It’s okay if i ask for help but if i go home and found that someone moved something around ahhh  i could shoot them haha

    Post # 8
    Member
    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @alotlikelove:  

    I never understood people talking about having help, needing help or helping someone else pack.  Help with MOVING the stuff I understand, but packing?  It’s like having someone help me floss my own teeth, or get dressed.  

    Years ago I had a good pal that was sad about moving & wanted me to come over “help her pack” – I think she just wanted company/emotional support & someone to keep her wine glass full.  So that’s what I did. I also used a sharpie to label  many if her boxes as “old diaphragms” or “used diaphragms” or “dirty diaphragms” which she got a big kick out of when they were unloaded at her new place.  So outside of comic relief I don’t understand the concept of help with packing.  I’m totally with you!

    Post # 9
    Member
    743 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

    I’m with you.  I need to know EXACTLY what is in each box.

    Also, it gives me the opportunity to purge stuff I no longer want

    Post # 10
    Member
    2261 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    OMG I feel your pain….. I’m actually moving, started packing last week. We finally got the keys to our house so I’m moving in first, then the FI will move in right after. We’ve seen this house come up from nothing, an empty space, so we are so excited, I will probably be moved out before I even get to put in my 30 day notice March 1st.

    For the record, I have been living completely alone for the past 5 years and this will be the 5th time I move and last!!!! So I’m not exactly new at this.

    I am very particular as to how I pack, organize and label all my stuff because I’ve become a bit of a pro at this…. and for some reason, everyone decided they need to either coach me, come pack my shit up or if I don’t use their truck, we are no longer friends!!!

    You tell them girl! You do what you want with your stuff, even if that means telling your FMIL to back off……go pack the glassware in the kitchen haha

     

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    15072 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    The last time someone tried to help me pack they tried to throw out my books! MY BOOKS!  No one will ever help me pack again, ever. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    42490 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t mind if someone helped with packing except for the fact that moving is a good time to re-assess and purge, and no one else can make those decisions for you.

    Post # 13
    Member
    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I like help packing specific things. The kitchen, for example, is a hard room to screw up. Glass with glass, plastic with plastic, metal with metal. Simples. My clothes are the same. If you want to help me fold tons of shirts, I am all for that, buddy. But nobody better touch my books. They get boxed up in very specific ways, and I don’t need someone messing with them.

    @julies1949:  You have a good point about purging. Moving is a great time for it. But I tend to purge when I unpack. If it’s been three weeks and I haven’t needed something, then it’s probably going to go bye-bye.

    Post # 14
    Member
    42490 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Nostawyn:  Why pay to move stuff that you are then going to get rid of? Even if you are doing your own moving, it makes the job easier to get rid of unneeded things before the move.

    I’ll stick with purging before the move.

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @julies1949:  Haha. I guess if I’d ever had to pay movers, I’d feel differently about it. As it is, everyone in my family owns a truck (yay, Georgia!) and we always help each other move.

    Post # 16
    Member
    7929 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I appreciate the help, but some things I need to pack myself. Last time we moved, a friend helped with a few boxes and he packed things so randomly and also packed out DSLR camera–not in it’s case… just the camera, in a box with a bunch of random things from our living room. It took forever to find it. I’ll take the help in moving the boxes and unpacking!

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