Just curious. If you helped someone move house would you unpack their stuff without asking first ? If someone did this to you would you be annoyed?
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17-09-2014 09:26 #1
Moving house etiquette
17-09-2014 09:31 #2Senior Member
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I would be very annoyed. My mil has helped me to move twice, once when I was pregnant and then when bubs was really little. All I wanted was to move, get furniture set up and unpack at my leisure. She insisted on unpacking but didn't put things where I wanted.
If I help people move I ask if they want unpacking done but don't insist.
17-09-2014 09:32 #3
My mil did the same thing. I know she was only trying to help but it's made so much more work for me. I'm so angry with her 😡
17-09-2014 09:32 #4
Nope. If I helped move I would help with boxes/furniture etc then wait for their direction.
When we moved house I was at work the day after we moved, and I had to leave strict instructions to my DH to stop MIL unpacking things and putting them away. She invited herself over to pack things up and there was no system to her packing. We had so many boxes labeled "random" and "other". It really p****d me off. I know she was only trying to help, but she made the process so much harder. That and she threw things away without asking.
17-09-2014 09:38 #5
My mum unpacked when we moved but she asked which room to work on. I didn't really mind because she would just ask what sort of arrangement I wanted and worked off that.
17-09-2014 09:41 #6
No just drop off boxes, might put them in the appropriate room but not unpack
17-09-2014 09:42 #7
I wish I could figure out how to attach photos
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17-09-2014 09:55 #10Senior Member
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That would make me cranky. My mil kindly took things in her car the day we packed boxes and took them back to her place, so then I had to drive to her place to get them. Not sure what part of that even seemed logical.
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