What Don’t You Put in the Moving Truck?


I moved to a new apartment this past week and in addition to learning that I have far too much stuff I don’t use or need, I found that there were certain things I wasn’t comfortable handing over to the moving company.

I personally moved some select items because they are more important to me than the material objects that make up the majority of my belongings. These items aren’t replaceable through insurance or large sums of money and therefore deserve special treatment–just as everything that is irreplaceable in your life deserves.

So the question is, what don’t you put in the moving truck because it’s too valuable to lose?

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  • Drew May 4, 2010, 8:02 am

    @Jennifer – Nice, One of the things I moved myself was also my computer. Not because I’m a huge computer geek (OK, I am) but because of all the meaningful content it had on it (pictures, essays, Solitaire).

  • Drew May 4, 2010, 8:00 am

    @Sally – Those are great items to keep with you 🙂 sounds like you have a creative family!

  • Jennifer Eolin May 3, 2010, 9:48 am

    Having recently moved from LA to NYC, the things that were in my car as I drove across country: A) every piece of legal documentation I don’t want to lose, B) computer/hard drive, C) all my performances that are on DVD as I know I’ll never be able to get copies of ever again, D) Grandmother’s watch, E) tea. (Yeah, tea. I get thirsty.) But I was completely content with the fact that if the moving truck didn’t show up, my life would be fine. Oh sure, I’d wear the same outfit for the next year, but I’d have everything needed to keep going.

  • Sally Franz April 12, 2010, 9:29 am

    Okay that last sentence…should have been……gladly lose and TAKE the insurance money. Wow do I have taxes on the brain..now that’s not funny.

  • Sally Franz April 12, 2010, 9:28 am

    The sculpture my youngest daughter made in 5th grade. The painting my oldest daughter made in 9th grade. The box with my tax returns. Everything else I would gladly lose and tax the insurance money.

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