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4/10/14 6:39 A

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Moving tips:
start 2/3 months early
get free boxes from walmart, target, local grocery stores ect.. (call mgr. ahead of time)
I number each room in new house (1-7) label boxes kitchen 1, bdrm 2, ect...
with coordinating numbers on doors where you desire the boxes
label boxes (kids) closet, cabinet, work, linen ect...things needed immediately-immediate essential boxes labeled with a color on them (have movers to leave them in a separate corner)
The numbers are for the movers, the labeling is for your organization in each room
Packing clothes- roll them like tootsie rolls this saves on space you get more in a box
unsure items put in a maybe box (call salvation army for 1mos pick up) donate if still unsure
bubble wrap, newspaper and towel wrap delicate and glass items
use luggage for things needed immediately
fragile items, memoirs take in your car
keep yourself accountable create a weekly check list
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2/28/14 4:22 P

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Thanks everyone!

We have taken a bunch of stuff out of the condo and set it up like our stager recommended. Thank goodness for my parents being willing to let us keep stuff at their house (otherwise a storage unit would have been a must). Our realtor is coming tomorrow and we're doing pictures Monday! It's happening!!!

Obviously this is just the first stage of the whole process, but it feels good to have everything set up for showings. It was a lot of work to get it to this point.

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2/20/14 8:32 A

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I use suitcases because they are easier to move and there is no taping boxes/opening boxes



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2/19/14 9:48 P

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I put anything unnecessary for staging the home in extra space storage. I packed away seasonal stuff first. Kids toys, most books so the home looks spacious. Best wishes on selling your home.

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2/19/14 6:47 P

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sorry I wish I could offer better news my experiences in moving have been extremely negative, you must watch movers like a hawk. at end of their packing take a walk thru 3 times!!!

at the other end check over all furniture 4 times!!!

Anything of real value bring in your own car (silver service, collections)

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2/19/14 11:00 A

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I have two words of advice if you are moving some of your things yourself. Paper sacks. Buy 500 from your grocery or from Walmart. Use them for just about everything. They are lightweight and can be reused. This is easier than knocking apart boxes for recycling or trash day. You will still use boxes, but I used the sacks for moving a very extensive library (almost everyone can carry a sack of books, but not so much a box of books), linens, pillows, toys, pictures, pantry items, shoes, clothes, refrigerator items, even dishes ... and all these sacs can go into the back seat of a car without too much trouble so that every trip to the new home is productive.

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2/19/14 10:50 A

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oh darn - I was hoping you were gving moving advice. We are moving the middle of March - combining 2 households into one. There is a house full in storage and houseful where we are living. Any ideas to make it easier would be great.

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2/19/14 10:21 A

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Hi everyone!

So things are moving along a bit faster than we expected. I have been cleaning and repainting and DH has been handyman-ing, and we're pretty much ready to list our condo! I want this whole process to be as organized and well-executed as possible. We bought our condo so we have a little bit of experience buying but we've never sold before. And we haven't really ever done a move like this before (other moves were a lot smaller basically).

We don't have a ton of stuff, but we also have hardly any space at the condo, so we're navigating hiding the clutter for showings. I'd like to do a lot of packing in advance, but I want to do it in a way that is well-organized so it's maybe less of a headache unpacking at the new place.

Please - any advice on any part of the process would be much appreciated!

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