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Moving Made Easy

Facing an upcoming move? Perfect, because moving is the best time to declutter. Pack with intention and you’ll save money on moving costs (fewer boxes, fewer hours):

Here’s how to get down to brass tacks:

Like Things Live Together:

Before you box, gather like items into piles: books with books, office supplies with office supplies. Don’t worry about the mess – you’re moving. If your pile of electronic equipment reaches the ceiling it will do the same in your new home. Downsize.

How to Downsize:

Like Things Live Together revealed 5 staplers, 2 vacuums and a box of tape cassettes (with no tape cassette player). Avoid packing excess (or useless).

Be Attentive As You Pack:

There are three choices: Keep, Toss, Not Sure. Pack ‘Keep’, throw out or donate ‘Toss’ and put ‘Not Sure’ in a pile. The sheer volume of boxes and furniture as you approach moving day will force your hand on items where you are ambivalent.

Reduce before you pack and avoid cluttering up your new home.

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Maeve Richmond is the founder and head coach of Maeve's Method, a home organization system based in New York City. She specializes in parents & kids, couples, small space solutions, space planning and decorative elements for the home. Contact her at [email protected] or @MaeveRichmond.

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