After the first day of packing was complete, my nerves immediately calmed down. We couldn’t have asked for a better moving company to handle the job. They were incredibly respectful and looked like they were doing very thorough work.
Of course, we’ll see how everything looks on the other side, but I think they did great from our end . I only took video from days one, two, and three, because it was the biggest and most taxing. The other two moves happened the same way, but only took hours (1-4 hours) instead of days to complete.
Here’s a short clip of day two:
And here’s day three (the final day of moving our household goods):
I’m actually surprised that I didn’t have an ugly-cry moment just before they left. One of the men told me, “Don’t worry, ma’am, this is what we do; we’ll take good care of your stuff.” I almost lost it, but somehow held it together.
From what I hear, once we find a place to live in Italy, our stuff (providing it’s there) will be delivered to us. We’ll then have the option of having the (Italian) movers unpack and set everything up, or we can cut open the boxes and unpack everything ourselves. My husband wants to do that latter, because he thinks it’ll be like Christmas morning. I’m leaning towards having them do it, because it seems like a lot of work to unpack a whole house! We shall see; maybe we can do a combination of both.
|taken from a “dumb” phone. don’t judge!
And in case you’re wondering, this is what our first night without our things looked like. We still had camping chairs for one more night, so we used them along with boxes (aka our table). We’ve also been using an air mattress a friend let us borrow.
Staying at home without anything hasn’t been as bad as I thought, although we did run into a little bad luck a couple days ago. My husband’s laptop crashed (it has something to do with the motherboard, which is never a good sign), and my DVD drive decided to stop working, so it’s currently at the Apple store (hopefully) getting fixed. It’s been a little frustrating, but I’m just happy these things happened now instead of when we were overseas or in transit.
So there you have it! I hope you’ve enjoed the videos. I’m really excited to film more when we move, so I hope you don’t mind listening to me talk!