Re: cardboard allergy: Doing okay so far; just a bit of itchiness, no welts. I'm doing my best to avoid contact with the edges of the boxes. Like the medical adhesive allergy, this is one that intensifies with extended contact, so I expect nastiness by the end of the move, but - so far, so mostly-good!
Adam pointed out that we could hire a mover at that end of the trip just to unload the truck. Which could be worth it, just so y'all don't throw your backs out getting the sofa up those stairs. Anyone have any recommendations or warnings?