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Get organized and avert moving meltdowns

From houzz.com

Editor’s note: The following story excerpt is republished with permission of houzz.com. See the original article: 10 Best Ways to Get Organized for a Big Move.

By LAURA GASKILL

Whether you are going across town or across the country, moving an entire household can bring on meltdowns, even among the best of us. But by beginning the planning process as soon as you know you will be moving, you can minimize stress and increase the likelihood that everything will go smoothly on moving day and afterward. Read on for 10 sanity-saving ways to get ready for the big move.

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The best thing you can do to prepare for any move is to let go of excess belongings. Get motivated to clear clutter by viewing this as an opportunity to streamline your belongings and let go of stuff you have been wishing you could get rid of. Now is your chance!

When you are considering whether to keep an item, imagine packing it, physically carrying it from your old house to the new one and unpacking it. Is it worth the effort? How would it make you feel to see this item in your new home — if the answer is "weighted down," let that be your cue to let it go.

contemporary home office by transFORM | The Art of Custom Storage

Photo credit: transFORM | The Art of Custom Storage

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