Sunday, 30 December 2007

Moving houses using the subway

Sorry for not writing before, but I was moving :D To the apartment I showed you in past posts.

The interesting part is that we moved all of the things we had in the other apartment using only the subway ^^ Ok, you win, we don't have so much stuff yet, but have you done it? Have you moved using the subway? :p

First of all, what we had to put things:
  • 1 giant suitcase, I'm not kidding, this one has to pay oversize in the airports going empty!
  • 3 other suitcases.
  • 2 carry-on.
  • 1 reusable supermarket bag.

What we had to walk:

  • Half a block to the park in our street that goes to Charles street.
  • Walk the park to Charles street and the walkway in a parking lot to Hayden street.
  • The subway is in Hayden street and you need to get to the trains.
  • 5 subway stations in the train.
  • Walk to the building.
The first day we only took the giant suitcase and a carry-on, hey, it was a trial, can we do it?

The second day in the morning we took the giant suitcase again (we had to get it empty in the new apartment and take it back to the old one to fill it again) and the black suitcase.

The second day in the afternoon we took the black suitcase again (we had to do the same as before), the blue one and a carry-on (the same one of the first day).

The third day in the morning we thought, this is too easy, so we added some flurries! Kidding, we didnt't think it was easy, but all the same that day we had flurries :p We took the last suitcase and the 2 carry-on (again, 1 carry-on was traveling too much).

That third day was coming to the new apartment Sears and Rogers, so Igor stayed at home, while I headed back to the old apartment to get the last things and do the check-out.

And here it is, the last one all by myself! Again a carry-on (full of food), the printer we had to buy a few days before (to use the scanner), and the reusable bag with the giant box of soap and the softener ^^

So, when you do it, here are my tips:

  • You need a trial trip, with just a few things first, so you can see what you can do and what you can't.
  • You need a subway like ours, with elevators and big doors for wheelchairs.
  • Do it with a friend, you are going to need it when the elevator is not working and you need to use the stairs (believe me, we had to do it a lot of times).
  • Take a few days to do it, is very very very tiring.
  • Have fun! :D


'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

That is a lot of suitcases a lot of carying, I hope you are going to be HAPPY!!

I wish You a Happy and Creative 2008, Look at my Happy fireworks and wishes. See my blog:)

Zhu said...


How is your back? :D

I would have helped if I weren't living in Ottawa!

Aiglee said...

hehe, yeah, a lot of them ^^ Thanks Joann, and I always visit your blog, but I not always commento ;)

No pain Zhu :) Just a little bit in my arms during that day. And thank you!!! :D

wapentake said...

Well, we once moved from a third floor apartment to one on the first - but that sounds a lot less adventurous than your subway missions!

Happy Canadian New Year!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...


I wish you a warm, happy, creative and healthy 2008, thank you for visiting my blog in 2007, I hope to see you back in 2008.Take care:)

Happy greetings from JoAnn (Holland)

Tina said...

Have a wonderful new year. Glad to see that you are enjoying Toronto.

Johnada said...

I hope you got a day pass or week pass to move via subway. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone doing that before. Did you get any funny looks?

Aiglee said...

Thank you everyone :) I had a few funny looks but not as much as you would think, and we even saw a few people doing the same thing at the same time :D

TorAa said...

You are so right.
I never forget - it's history now - we used a wheelbarrow-- haha. But moneyless and you know the strenght and will of youngsters

have a wonderful weekend