My husband and I are chuckling a bit because she's estimating we'll have 60-70 cartons of stuff (at 35-50 lbs a carton) and we think we have far less than that. We figure her estimating software is probably not used to people who have so few things as us. For example, I doubt most women could fit all of their clothing in a couple of boxes, or that most kids only have about the same amount of toys.
I find it fascinating that she said we have *far less* than what most families in a home our size would typically have, which usually falls in the range of 10-12,000 lbs of stuff. WOW. I know we don't have lots of stuff, and I know we have far less than most people, but when you put numbers on it like that... it just makes it all seem, well, huge! Also, I would imagine those are the numbers after people have paired back, because who moves without doing at least some decluttering?
So, let's say you had to pack your belongings into boxes, with each box of stuff weighing about 35lbs, and books weighing about 50lbs. How many boxes of stuff would you have? How many pounds of stuff do you think you own overall?
Basically it's going to cost us about a dollar a pound to move our stuff. That's a really interesting number to consider as I look at everything and ask myself if it's worth the money I'm about to pay to move it.