Purge! Decluttering is one of the first rules of Feng Shui. Start with a clear mind and fresh slate. Carefully pack and store those sentimental items that you just aren’t ready to part with. Donate that pile that you’ve been staring at since your last move or go through it for your pre-move garage sale. If you don’t use it or need it, get rid of it!
Pack! Go floor by floor, room by room, closet by closet, and create lists by category. Keep this list on your phone for easy access. Use the “Last In, First Out” method by packing away the things that you won’t need in the immediate future and leaving those items more readily accessible that you might need right away or mid-move. In your linen closets, you’ll need clean sheets and bath towels well before your dining linens. In your kitchen, you’ll need your casual dining ware before you’ll need your wedding china. Pack your bedroom closets day-by-day, including work outfits, if your move will overlap with your work week.
Organize! Using clear boxes with labels will help identify those arts and crafts projects that have been looming out of reach in your storage closets, while using holiday colored plastic bins can help delineate between seasonal and everyday items. Other helpful ways to organize your move include using suitcases for folded clothes, duffle bags for shoes, and leftover drycleaner bags for hanging clothes. One more organization secret is that dish towels and oven mitts are perfect for protecting breakable kitchen items.
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