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21 Old Photos Give Us a Peek Into What Moving Day Was Like in the Past

Folks used bushel baskets, wooden crates, or anything other receptacle to move their small goods. Sometimes they had so few belongings that they could be put into a cart and pulled by hand, like in the photograph below. It’s hard for most of us these days to imagine owning so little “stuff.”

How moving day used to be

Notice the bushel baskets full of kitchen supplies. Via/ Library of Congress

How moving day used to be

Moving day means lots of cleaning. Here a woman is airing her pillows 1937. Via/ Library of Congress

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