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February 19th, 2013, 3:14 AM
Have you even moved house before? How far did you move? How many times have you done it? Did you want to move?

February 19th, 2013, 3:44 AM
Once! But when I was really young, three or so I think. We bought another house in a neighbouring suburb and decided to move there! Not a big shift, but still a shift! We still own the first house we lived in; we currently rent it out.

Captain Gizmo
February 19th, 2013, 6:08 AM
I only moved once, I was like 1 or 2 years old max. So I don't remember much from it.

February 19th, 2013, 6:24 AM
I've moved ~15 times in my life, 3 of them across country if you don't include my move to college since that's only temporary.

February 19th, 2013, 6:26 AM
When I lived with my parents up to age 18, I never moved once and it was nice to be completely settled. Once I moved out though, oh my... let's see. I lived in a dorm my first two years at college, then the same college apartment for two years after that. It sucked to move then, but it wasn't nearly as bad compared to later. I moved into an apartment and then moved into a rental house the next year. I then moved into a townhouse the year after that! I hate moving, omg! D: It's so much work -.- but luckily I've lived here for three years now and it's been working out great. :D

February 19th, 2013, 7:32 AM
I did, in September of 2011. I'd lived in my old place for all my life, and everything and everyone I cared for lived there, so moving was hard, but I managed.

February 19th, 2013, 8:05 AM
When I was nearly a year old, my family moved from a drug-ridden, somewhat dangerous city to a small, middle-of-nowhere town. I can't remember living in the first place, obviously. Considering the first several months of my life were spent in a hospital, I'm not even sure I ever was in the first apartment. x:

February 19th, 2013, 8:20 AM
I've moved four times in my life. I see a lot of friends and family who have moved from places that have been demolished or trashed and they get really emotional about it, so I'm glad I've never lived at a residence long enough to get that attached.

I have had some houses that I preferred over others, though, and do kind of miss them but I like where I'm at now.

Kikaito plush
February 19th, 2013, 8:22 AM
When I was 7 years old I moved to Denmark for a year because my Dad got a job there, then from Denmark to Scotland where I still live today. I am planning to move me and my daughter to England to be closer to her dad's parents.

February 19th, 2013, 11:54 AM
I've never moved once before. I hope I don't till I move out of my parent's house either. I'd miss this house too much.

Sweets Witch
February 19th, 2013, 2:20 PM
A few times with my family and once on my own. The family ones were a pain because my mom owns all of this junk that she refuses to get rid of like half of an encyclopedia set from the 80's and large plastic bins full of outdoor Christmas decorations. Most of it stayed packed since we had no use for it, but we still had to lug it around from house to house. I'll probably end up moving at least once more in my lifetime, but if things go well then it'll be the last time.

Evil Stud Muffin
February 19th, 2013, 2:29 PM
Moved from New York to Europe, and then moved house like 4 times in the course of 7 years cause of crappy landlords. Finally gonna move to our own apartment, which was finally free of any tennants.

February 19th, 2013, 4:05 PM
I have moved around three times recently.

1) into dad's house when he divorced mom (half and half custody)
2) into dad's NEW house (fixed up the old, rented it out, and then moved in a newer one)
3) we may move at my mother's house soon too

February 19th, 2013, 4:08 PM
I spent my entire life until I was 17 in my parents house, when me and a friend moved into a small house together. about 2 years ago my partner moved in with us and my friend went off to university, but still stays during the holliday.

When I moved in, it was pretty easy as the only things I bought with me were clothes, a necklace and my PC. Everything else I bought new, it felt more like a 'fresh start' that way. and I didn't have many fond memories of my old stuff/growing up.

February 19th, 2013, 5:13 PM
I've moved so many times I have to count it out.

Illinois to England. England to Wisconsin. Wisconsin to Nebraska. Nebraska to Japan. Two house swaps in Japan. Japan to Kansas. One house to another in Kansas. Kansas to Germany. Germany to Nebraska. Nebraska to Wisconsin. Wisconsin to Kansas. Move into apartment in Kansas.

Soooooo, at least 13. Possibly more if I've forgotten swapping houses in other places.

My mom was in the military; that's why we moved so much. I hope I don't have to move again anytime soon. It's nice to know that I'm in the position where I can just stay for awhile.

February 19th, 2013, 8:04 PM
I only moved house once, when I was very young.

A hailstorm damaged the house I was living in so I moved to the next suburb down. At least I have had no problems since then and I've been living in my current premises for 12 years now.

February 19th, 2013, 9:38 PM
I've moved only three times in my lifetime. The first time was from Europe to the US when I was 5, the second was moving across the street to a different apartment about 2 years later, and the most recent was in 2001 when I moved to my current residence.

I vaguely remember not wanting to leave the first time, but the other times I didn't have a problem moving.

Avori Adonis
February 19th, 2013, 10:18 PM
I spent most of my life in one house, but I moved about two times before that, two times during (it was my grandparents' house, so we moved out and moved back in twice), and have since moved (technically) twice after it. We're going to be moving again at the end of May. I know I lived in one house before, but I'm pretty sure we moved once (maybe twice) before we moved in with my grandparents. I'll have to ask my dad about that.

We stayed in New Jersey for all of them, except for one when we moved to Virginia for a short period of time and then moved back into the house I consider the one I grew up in. I miss it. :(

February 22nd, 2013, 2:16 PM
I moved to the UK from Canada for my job. Thought.. well why not? I'm young and it's a great opportunity :3

February 22nd, 2013, 8:41 PM
I moved to a different county when I was fourteen. I didn't have a problem with it, especially since it was a different part of the State.

February 22nd, 2013, 11:20 PM
I've lived in 6 different places over the course of my life, but never moved any further than 16 km/10 miles from my previous place. It was always just far enough away though that I had to switch schools each time, where I think I had a period of going to 4 different schools in a span of 5 years.

February 22nd, 2013, 11:48 PM
I've never moved before, but I'm hoping to change that this year. Going to try to get a place of my own - a pretty big step, since I didn't live on campus in college and I've lived here my whole life. Scary but exciting!

February 22nd, 2013, 11:50 PM
The funny thing about me is that as a kid, I took pride in the fact that I was never going to move! Or so I thought. I don't accept change too well, so when I saw kids on tv shows that moved or "the new kid" that moved in and such, I was always like, "Glad I'll never do that!" Ohohoho. Silly Syd.

My first move was when I was 10, going on 11. We moved to a double wide behind my new step dad's barber shop on the highway and I had to switch schools. I hated that school and those kids were wretched. I didn't do a damn thing and I had them telling me "Go back to where you came from!" and I guess it didn't help that my response was always, "I would LOVE to if it meant getting away from you people." This was all 6th grade btw. By the time elementary school graduation came along (which I had graduated elementary school in 4th grade at my previous, and better, school) I was so relieved that I was going back to my old school with my actual friends. Even better was that we moved right down the street from the best friend I had left behind. Oh and yeah my mom divorced that guy js. And we eventually moved back into the house we had previously. So happy!

My next move was when I got a new step dad and we're still in this house, and thankfully, the school I went to wasn't that bad, and provided more opportunities than my previous one. So although it was a rough transition at the time (I won't go into detail...but believe me, it was BAD) it was for the best really.

The next move was to my paw paw's house, which isn't far from my mom's, just closer to my university. I lived there with him, and later my uncle moved in, for two years until my paw paw passed away in June of last year. I moved back with my mom, but idk if that really counts as a big move cause I've lived here before...lol

OH technically my first move I was like 2 so idk if that counts. Basically...I have moved seven times throughout my life, but I only listed the major moves. I think it's a bit confusing...I didn't move out of the state or county though so I mean, these aren't big moves to other people obviously. :P

Hydro Pumper
February 23rd, 2013, 1:32 AM
I moved once when I was about five or six, though I can't remember much about it other than the packed boxes in our old house, as well as looking at some new houses with my parents at the real estate. :3

However, just recently I moved out of home and into student accommodation at uni. It was exciting to begin a new chapter of my life; a change is what I really needed! I'm still living in the same city (just a different suburb), so I'm not far from my family which is great. It isn't a hassle to come back and visit them on the odd weekend when I am free. I feel this is a good first step towards independent life, because I'm still relatively close to them, while at the same time I can enjoy being independent. :D

Despite all this, the moves haven't been that significant compared to what some of you guys have experienced. All my moves have been within a couple of hundred kilometres. :)

February 23rd, 2013, 1:44 AM
I've moved 2 times. The first was when I was around 4 years old, but that was only around the corner. A few months ago I moved to my new little bungalow thing. My first move wasn't too bad because it was only a few roads away from my old house, but having my own place effected me quite a bit, with the rent etc.

February 23rd, 2013, 2:58 AM
I've moved once, or twice, I've forgotten silly me but I was little then so I just went along with watever my parents said and... moved :P We moved pretty far imo

Shining Raichu
February 27th, 2013, 10:56 PM
Yes, I have moved house twice!

I moved out of home last November... took all my stuff to another house about 5-10 minutes away by car... then ten days later I moved it all back again because we got evicted :P

February 28th, 2013, 2:46 AM
Nope. But I regularly travel from parent's house to my uncle's house, if that counts.

Liliana Vess
February 28th, 2013, 3:40 AM
I moved house quite a lot when I was younger. So far I've lived in five different places. They've all been within an hours drive of one another though.
My first house was in Chorlton, Manchester. Then when I was about 4-5 we moved to Stockport and lived above a funeral directors, then a few years later we moved to Salford and lived next to a duneral directors for about ten years. Then after that my parents got a house in Clifton and that's where they still live now. I still kinda live there to but right now I'm living in Ormskirk for unil.

I don't really mind moving house anymore. I guess that's a good thing since I'll be moving into another house next year for my second year at uni.

February 28th, 2013, 5:43 AM
I have only moved once in my life. I was 5 at the time and according to my dad we moved because we needed a bigger house. It was only several blocks down and I could probably walk from my current home to my old home in about 30 minutes , about 10 minutes by car.(according to Google Maps lol.) Not that far really. Don't remember alot about the old house, but thanks to technology, I was able to find it and see what it looked like on Google Maps. :')