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    If you were moving house... and were packing this weekend...

    .....how many rolls of birthday/christmas wrapping paper would you consider acceptable to move house with?

    My count was zero.. ie they were all going in the recycling bin as they don't fit any cardboard box and will get smashed up

    but there are other people in my house with other ... expectations.....

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    Re: If you were moving house... and were packing this weekend...

    None - as you will have bought and wrapped your presents already.

    (alternatively, you take them in the car as the last things to pack and the first things to come out)
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    Re: If you were moving house... and were packing this weekend...

    Don't even get me started... The amount of crap we have in our 'lived in' looking house drives me mental.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: If you were moving house... and were packing this weekend...

    Quote Originally Posted by adidan View Post
    Don't even get me started... The amount of crap we have in our 'lived in' looking house drives me mental.
    oh you can get started... go on... let it out!!!

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    Re: If you were moving house... and were packing this weekend...

    About 12 as it turns out. Somehow.

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    Re: If you were moving house... and were packing this weekend...

    If rolls of wrapping paper is a significant problem with the move, then well done on a smooth move so far

    We have a (never used for rubbish) dustbin full of wrapping paper. I think the dustbin just went on the truck as-is.

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    Re: If you were moving house... and were packing this weekend...

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    About 12 as it turns out. Somehow.
    ?

    to America?

    blimey... .I'll stop moaning then

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    Re: If you were moving house... and were packing this weekend...

    Well I only have 1 roll, so its an easy question for me A trip to costco 2 years ago bought me a gigantic roll and it's lasted me for every birthday and christmas since.

    Sure everyone gets the same shiny pattered paper year round but it all goes in the recycling at some point anyway so who really cares, right?

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    Re: If you were moving house... and were packing this weekend...

    You shouldnt put it in the recycle bin

    I was actually moving this weekend... well trying too.

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    Re: If you were moving house... and were packing this weekend...

    If I were moving house, my partner and her family would be doing 99% of the work because apparently I'm always in the way. Therefore I wouldn't have a valid opinion on said wrapping paper.

    In a more generic sense, unless you've decided in advance to be brutal, just move the entire contents of your house. Anything not unpacked in 6 months time, burn sight unseen and hope for the best that it wasn't your vintage collectables.

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    Re: If you were moving house... and were packing this weekend...

    We will likely be moving house a couple of weeks before xmas at this rate. A pox on all conveyancing solicitors who drag their feet.
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!


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    Re: If you were moving house... and were packing this weekend...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    We will likely be moving house a couple of weeks before xmas at this rate. A pox on all conveyancing solicitors who drag their feet.
    we recently had "free legal" with the mortgage offer. The company was Conveyancing Direct

    within 2 weeks it was clear they had done nothing .... and after 3 calls to our "handler" and never a call back and never an answer... I called the mortage company who'd assigned them, sacked them off, employed my normal law firm and had it all done in record time at my own expense. I am VERY glad I did. I completed the change of legal services document that the mortgage needed, citing the Conveyers uselessness. It went through without a hitch.

    ....... on the day of completion... 15 minutes before my solicitor completed and got me the keys.. I got an email from Convenyancing Direct asking me to complete some paperwork by return or I'd not be able to complete in the allotted time frame. They had just started work on my file on the day another solicitors was finishing off.

    After I completed with the actual employed solictors, I called the mortgage company again, and asked them to contact the sacked Conveyers and tell them, again, that they were, and had been for weeks...sacked.

    2 weeks later after I'd lived in the house for a fortnight I got another email from Conveyanciing Direct asking me to complete the paperwork as they'd not heard from me.

    You cant help some people....

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