Moving Out of a Home
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to move in – to begin living in a new place; to move all of one’s belongings into a home so that one can begin living there * Don’t forget to call the electricity and gas companies to set up your accounts before you move into the new apartment.
to move out – to stop living in a place; to move all of one’s belongings out of a home so that one can go somewhere else to live * Quincy is really excited about moving out of his parents’ home to go to college.
last-minute packing – the process of putting things in boxes immediately before one is leaving, often because one has waited too long * Ermin hates the stress of last-minute packing, so he usually has everything ready at least four days before he goes on a trip.
packing tape – a roll of wide, thin plastic that is sticky on one side and is used to close cardboard boxes by taping together the sides of the tops and bottoms * You can buy boxes and packing tape at the post office if you need to send a package.
major undertaking – a large and/or difficult task or project that requires a lot of planning and work * Painting the exterior of a three-story home is a major undertaking. Why don’t you hire someone else to do it, instead of trying to do it yourself?
mover – a person whose job is to help people pack their belongings, put them into a large truck, drive them to a new location, and then take them out of the truck and into the new building, possibly unpacking the belongings, too * Write “bedroom,” “bathroom,” or “kitchen” on each box, so the movers know where to put them.
moving van – a large truck used to carry furniture and boxes from one apartment, home, or office to another * If you have a one-bedroom apartment, a 10-foot moving van is probably big enough, but if you have a five-bedroom home, you might need a 27-foot moving van.
storage – facilities where one can keep one’s belongings until they are needed * They’re moving out of their home on the 7th, but their new home won’t be ready until the 30th, so they have to put all their things in storage for a few weeks.