Photo: Happy couple packing boxes

I. HATE. PACKING.

We are less than 2 weeks till moving day and I just need to get a few things off my chest. Do you ever notice how websites always show photos of happy, smiling families packing boxes as they are preparing for moving day?? In preparation for writing this post, I did some Googling to find these images and I can assure you that these people do not exist in reality. They are a figment of some marketing executive’s imagination somewhere.

Anyone who has ever attempted to pack away a toddler’s play room full of toys while he is screaming “I don’t want to cwean up. I don’t want to cweeaan uuuuuupp!!” and simultaneously throwing the toys you have just packed one by one out of the box, knows what I’m talking about.

It is not fun. I am not smiling. We are NOT sitting relaxed on our floor, looking lovingly at each other surrounded by nicely packed boxes and drinking glasses of wine.

Who are these people?? Let them come pack our stuff. Where are the photos of what packing a household REALLY looks like?? Where are the photos of the exhausted parents??

And to those ‘we’ll pack and move everything for you’ companies out there that are selling these smiling couples to the public…with the prices you charge to offer your services, I am sure that NONE of your clients are smiling either. Saying this though, for people who do not have any other way to transport boxes to their new home, the use of a movers Winnipeg company, for example, could be very useful to them and a lot less stressful. So in that sense, using their assistance would hopefully make the moving process easier. However, despite most companies being like this, there are some out there that are actually reasonably priced. For example, one of my friends recommended a moving company called A.C. White. She said her family was really pleased with their services, so perhaps they’re worth keeping in mind for when we eventually move.

Sigh…Ok. I’m done.


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