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How many times have you moved since birth

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TrendyNannie6 Fri 22-Jan-21 17:34:12

Was just reading in a mag, that most people move 11 times in their lifetime, counted mine and it’s 9 , anticipate one more move downsizing( married Twice )

biba70 Fri 22-Jan-21 17:37:39

11 possible 1 or 2 more to come

muse Fri 22-Jan-21 17:39:22

grin 11 and 1 about to happen later this year.

Missfoodlove Fri 22-Jan-21 17:41:05

14, 12 of those since being married.

TwiceAsNice Fri 22-Jan-21 17:41:07

6 and probably one more to come

merlotgran Fri 22-Jan-21 17:41:33


At least one more to come I think.

NellG Fri 22-Jan-21 17:44:17

8, never doing it again! Last one was after 20 years - waaaaay too much stuff accumulates over 20 years.

biba70 Fri 22-Jan-21 17:45:16

ooops forgot one- so 12 so far

Auntieflo Fri 22-Jan-21 17:46:37

3, and that includes a 6 week stay with in-laws until we moved into our first married home.

Are we just stick in the muds?

SueDonim Fri 22-Jan-21 17:47:57

A minimum of eighteen - I missed out some small moves.

ninathenana Fri 22-Jan-21 17:50:36

smilesmile twice.
When I got married and once since

Lexisgranny Fri 22-Jan-21 17:58:15

13 - oh dear!

Grannynannywanny Fri 22-Jan-21 17:59:26

6 for me. 25 years in this house and hopefully won’t move again. I could be persuaded by a lotto win to reconsider.

PamelaJ1 Fri 22-Jan-21 17:59:50

Only 17! Sue you are top trumps so far.

ginny Fri 22-Jan-21 18:01:34

5 times
First when I was 5 weeks old. Twice more as a child.
Twice since marriage. We have been in our current home for 38 years.
No desire to move again

Urmstongran Fri 22-Jan-21 18:01:52

8 in total.

Born in Portsmouth (dad in RN)

We moved up to a rented flat in Old Trafford where sis was born (literally - had letters after her name even as a baba - BBA - ‘born before arrival’ at the hospital).

Then we moved round the corner into a rented house. Oh the space! We two sisters even had our own huge playroom.

Then into another house as mum & dad had saved enough for a mortgage by then. Mum worked full time in a factory and in 1965 she earned £8 p.w. and the mortgage was £32 p.m. they decided they could afford to buy.

After that in 1974 we married, bought our first house, then another and finally our ‘forever home’ in 1979.

Lived there with our girls and dogs for 32y then 10y ago we sold up, cashed in and downsized to this small apartment in the UK and paid the balance off our mortgaged small apartment in Spain.

So 8 moves in total. and an extra bijou place in the sun = 9

Given you a potted life story too! Apologies if I wittered on there.

Jaxjacky Fri 22-Jan-21 18:02:45

14, I think!

dragonfly46 Fri 22-Jan-21 18:03:07


Calendargirl Fri 22-Jan-21 18:03:25


BBbevan Fri 22-Jan-21 18:03:58

Wales to Wales with Hertfordshire in the middle

dragonfly46 Fri 22-Jan-21 18:04:48

And lived in 3 different countries!

Ellianne Fri 22-Jan-21 18:08:39


Sofa Fri 22-Jan-21 18:12:16


BlueBelle Fri 22-Jan-21 18:17:19

21 that I can remember I thought there was a few more
But been in my last home 30 years now and no intention of leaving

MaizieD Fri 22-Jan-21 18:22:34

About 14, I think, but most of that was short stays in flats in the same city.

Been in current house for 26 years...