Packed up the closet and and getting rid of junk. One good thing about moving is that you get a chance to take an inventory of everything you own. In a short time it is amazing how much you can amass. It seems that I've developed the packrat gene from my mother, saving things (and never using them). Going through everything gives you the opportunity to drop some excess baggage. Today two moving companies were here to do estimates. One company quoted us $550 and the other quoted $880. It's a local move and we plan to do the packing and moving most of the boxes. The moving company would just be taking the heavy furniture. Now I just need to price a truck rental and maybe call in some favors to get some manpower to help with the move if it's more cost efficient.