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Product Details

  • Series: Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books (June 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974629251
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974629254
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...compiles hundreds of essential moving tips, real-life stories, and quotes by movers across the United States and Canada." -- Library Journal

"...in the moving industry for 22 years. I was surprised at the new ideas I learned from this book!" -- Fred Wallace, President, ONE BIG MAN & ONE BIG TRUCK MOVING COMPANY

"...presented in tidbits that are easy to digest when you’re more concerned with packing than spending hours reading..." -- San Diego Union-Tribune

"..a good resource book for do-it-yourself movers to learn some of the best tips in making a move easier." -- Joanne Fried, U-Haul International, Inc.

"I will definitely recommend How to Survive A Move to all of my clients." -- Cheri Hurd, Prudential Colorado Real Estate

"This book is great –AND . . . it’s a great read!" -- Jeanne Moellendick, RE/MAX Specialists, Jacksonville, FL

"…a compilation of suggestions from people who’ve successfully managed their own relocations." -- Knight Ridder/Tribune New Service

...this easy-to-digest book provides wisdom, dispensed mostly in single-paragraph bites, of hundreds of people who’ve lived through the experience. -- Newcomer's Handbooks®, First Books

From the Publisher

How to Survive A Move is the fifth title in the fast-growing Hundreds of Heads Survival Guide series. The series grew out of the simple idea that when you’re facing any of life’s major challenges, it’s good to get advice from those who have gone before you.

Customer Reviews

I saw this book and bought three copies.
Susie Doren
It's very easy to pick it up, read a couple of pages, and then move on with your day.
Monica A. Wiant
The stories are funny, insightful and best of all, easy to read.
Shannon Hurd

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Richard R. Blake TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 8, 2006
Format: Paperback
Did you know, an estimated 42 million American's move each year? Jamie Allen and Kazz Regelman have done an amazing job of cataloging and categorizing hundreds of ideas from hundreds of people, some who have moved as many as thirty times.

From moving kids to moving cats and gold fish, it's all included in this incredible olio of tips and suggestions topically organized for easy reference.

There are tips like, "Put all boxes into one room so you don't have to run around the house like a madman on the big day." Understated information is provided by the U-Haul Company, "Moving is one of the most stressful times in a person's life."

Horror stories abound. "My bicycle was mangled, my mattress torn, glass shattered, and wood was coming off my table in shreds. I sued the movers, but only received $ 200 from which I had to pay the lawyers' fees."

Pros and cons of using friends to help you move and hiring professionals create some questions to consider and some solutions for you in making the decision easier. Suggestions for moving day, from packing the truck, and saying good bye to friends, to unpacking at the new site and settling into your spanking new home, meet with a divergence of opinions.

Hundred's of people have shared entertaining personal stories and suggestions from their moving experiences. Sometime these experts will share conflicting advice. It will be up to you to choose the method that will work best for you.

The publishers have subtlety provided you with the best tool you will need for your next move. That is a sense of humor so that in the madness of moving day you can enjoy the camaraderie of family and friends and revel in the knowledge that there are hundreds of other movers out there to share your misery.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Shannon Hurd on April 26, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is seriously an EXCELLENT book! I love the concept of soliciting stories/advice from people all across the nation because it practically guarantees you will find something (or, in my case, a LOT of somethings!) within these pages that you can relate to. The stories are funny, insightful and best of all, easy to read. Even if you're not moving, I'd recommend buying this book and reading it for future reference. Of course, if you know someone who is moving, this book would make an excellent gift!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Debbie P on April 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
When you're moving, you don't have tons of time to dedicate to reading a new book! For this reason, HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR MOVE is perfect. It's filled with nuggets of wisdom and helpful tips to help you prepare for this daunting and exciting step. You can flip through the book and choose the chapter that is most relevant to you NOW (for me, "What To Do Before You Move In"). I'm moving next month, and need all the support and advice I can get!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Harry on April 5, 2005
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Picked up this book for a friend who was moving, and ended up reading the whole thing. Not only did we get some good advice for the pending move, but we also had a good laugh at some of the stories inside, including one about the aerodynamics of moving a mattress that is strapped to the roof of your car. A fun book, and a great gift for any friend that's moving.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Susie Doren on April 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
Three of our good friends are moving this summer. Luckily, two are staying relatively close by but they still have to go through the whole drill - packing, moving houses, new schools, etc. I wanted to give them something but the last thing they needed was more stuff to move. I saw this book and bought three copies. Everyone loved it!

It turns out that everyone moves at some point in their life and everyone hates it (unless of course you're moving out of your parents' house). My friends thought the book was really funny and I think anything that makes people laugh when you're going through a very stressful period is great. They told me they actually got some really good tips from it as well - especially regarding how to make it easier on their kids.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Monica A. Wiant on September 3, 2008
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This book literally has hundreds of stories and ideas about moving. While some of the advice didn't apply to me, it was fun to read nonetheless. I love the first-person style and the different perspectives. Sometimes a suggestion will be juxtaposed with the exact opposite advice, giving diverse perspectives on how to solve the same problem.

The book is sorted into chapters, with special attention to topics such as moving with pets, moving with kids, and hiring professional movers. Very handy, because I'm about to do all of these things for the first time.

It's a great read if you're busy, scattered, or planning your move as a long, drawn-out process. It's very easy to pick it up, read a couple of pages, and then move on with your day. The tips in the book can also get you thinking, spark conversation with the family members who are stuck moving with you, and help you come up with your own creative solutions for moving problems.

And if everything goes wrong in your move anyway, there are plenty of laugh-out-loud disaster stories to remind you that it could, in fact, be worse.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Nora A. Murphy on April 6, 2007
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Yes, it was fun to read about other people's experiences. But I didn't find this book helpful at all in regards to organization and planning. It's basicially just a lot of tidbits from all sorts of people.
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