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10/6/12 6:42 P

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Just found this thread and going through a move myself. While I am in my new house 3 months now, still going through all the same things listed in the thread.

I lost 2 rooms in my move and have had to condense and merge and purge...

I'm still at the stage of taking the best from the best and getting rid of the rest stage. For anyone who has gone through this process, it can be very difficult. Like most things in life though, it can be very difficult and very positive. It is all in the way we approach the challenge.

Try looking at it as an opportunity to pare down and see what this does for your efforts and your inner spirit. Good Luck!

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9/7/12 2:07 P

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I'm completing my move, unfortunately I have three rooms less & corresponding furniture than before & a LOT of clothes I love plus lingerie I do not want to throw, everything still in the boxes,....any ideas on what to do????Buying new furniture is OUT of the questions, maybe I can put them in the garage????Seasonally arranged????But how can I do this???


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9/5/12 9:25 A

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Thank YOU for some great ideas! A moving sale with no prices? What a fabulous concept! For a few hours of babysitting stuff you want to get rid of, you get people to haul it away and *pay* you for that privilege. Love it! And the commercial shredder sounds like he's worth every penny. One or twice a year my financial planner has an open house and hires a shredder, so I haul stuff then, but mostly I grouse about how long it takes to shred at home and how often I have to take the heavy top off and smash down the bits because I get the "full" signal.

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9/4/12 10:01 P

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Thanks for all of the great ideas!

I am doing all of packing myself as my husband is out of town. My goal is to only pack what I want to take with and have a moving sale next week. I don't even want to bother w/ prices. Make an offer type sale with the exception of a couple of items.

Thanks for the idea to mark where each box goes.

I found the local paper shredder that I can pay $5 a bankers box to safely dispose of old paper and it will save me so much room and time.

There are a few items to return and I am donating some items to my daughter for her apt. Especially since her room-mate won't share anything - even a measuring spoon. That is another story.

I am sure finding some interesting items in this move. I have been in this home since 1995 and have collected a few things along the way. Fortunately between Fly lady in past years and other organizing gurus it isn't nearly as bad as it ounce was.

Thanks again for all of the tips!

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9/4/12 12:57 P

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Moving is a great opportunity to purge. Some folks pack it all and say they with purge when they put it away but it rarely happens. Do the traditional organization set up with trash bag, donate bag, packing box, and a box or bag of ???. Then make sure you made a decision on the ??? items within a day. It will make unpacking a lot easier also.

Good luck with the move.

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9/3/12 4:48 P

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I agree, LHLADY always comes through.
A couple of things I would add is that if you are packing boxes yourself, be sure to label what they are and where they go ON THE SIDE. You might also want to label them A, B, C for importance, A being the boxes you want to unpack first and C being the ones that can wait until last.
Be sure to pack some essentials to take with you in the car - toilet paper, paper towels, handsoap, some hand towels, paper plates, cups, and utensils for starters, so that you will be able to put them out right away. No fun trying to search desperately for the TP, soap, and a towel because you have to use the bathroom when you are unloading the truck (learned this from personal experience, not fun).
Another thing you might consider if you are using movers and are packing yourself, is to number the boxes - could also add a letter for designated room - and keep a list of the general items in the box. You can't always check these off as they are unloaded, but if you check them off as you unpack, and find that some boxes are missing, you will have some idea of what items are missing when you contact the movers about it.

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Wow, LH, you sure came through! I looked at a couple and realized it would take way more than two months to get ready if I were told today I'd need to move. DH and I MUST continue to make progress on the basement.

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9/2/12 8:14 A

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emoticon The checklists are great! Gave me things to think about that I never would have. Thanks also for the encouragement. I look forward to many organizing tips on this team!

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Good luck with the move!



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9/1/12 8:30 P

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I've found several moving checklists. Hopefully one of them will be of assistance.
www.marthastewart.com/274838/moving-
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ecklists/@center/276998/organizing-cR>hecklists


This one starts out "2 months before" and you don't have that time, but it still might have some good ideas: www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/o
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anizing/moving/moving-checklist-0000R>0000000208/index.html


This one is very detailed and has a bunch of things I wouldn't have thought about: www.movers-edge.com/Moving-Checklist
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This one has a list of checklists: www.movingchecklist.com/

www.vertex42.com/ExcelTemplates/movi
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9/1/12 6:42 P

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Congrats and best wishes on your move. flylady.com has some great moving tips.

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I learned today that I will be moving my mobile home (4 bedroom) to its new location on 9/24. Who knew that they could not be full of stuff when you move them. I also need to sell and move a privacy fence and shed. I am also working 45 hours a week.

I would appreciate any ideas, tips, encouragement that anyone can share to make this as painless as possible.

Thank you!

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