Author: Michelle Klippert

Taking the Stress out of a 30 day move

Moving may be the most stressful thing one can do. To help keep your sanity, here is a master to-do list. I broke it down week-by-week for the final month before your move in order to not only accomplish it all, but do it within the time frame that makes sense. Week One. • Schedule movers/book a Uhaul. Do this well in advance, especially if you’re moving at the end of a month (the most popular time to move and when they’ll most likely be booked up). • Clean out closets/purge belongings. Never move more stuff than is necessary; get rid of excess now. • Decide what furniture will work in the new place; for everything else, list on Craigslist or offer to friends. • Get boxes and packing materials. You can always buy ’em, but I’ve found the Craigslist free section to be the best source of packing materials; after you’ve moved you can pass them on. Week Two • Start packing. Begin with non-essentials (out-of-season clothes, rarelyused kitchen equipment) and work up to necessities as you get closer to moving day. • Start taking down art and photos from the wall and patch the holes with a dab of spackle. • Stop grocery shopping — learn to embrace the makeshift meal and start cleaning out the freezer. • Change your address with your all financial institutions, credit...

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