See moving as an opportunity to organize and purge. Make "donate," "pitch," and "sell" piles in each room for belongings you no longer want or need.
Arrange for a charity to come pick up items you plan to donate at the end of your packing schedule.
Paper is heavy and there is no need to move junk mail or outdated documents. Shred paper with personal information and send it all to the recycling bin.
Packing can become a trip down memory lane. Resist the temptation and get items packed rather than reminiscing. You'll have plenty of time to go back and leisurely sift through your belongings after the move.
Create a moving binder with plastic sleeves for all your important moving information. It will be your go-to guide on moving day.
There is no need to pack a can of beans that expired two years ago. Throw out expired pantry items that are past their prime.
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