7 Before-You-Move Suggestions
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- Take photos of your home and the contents before you begin the sorting process. They will be good for your memory book – and also for your move planning.
- Write down the histories of the furniture and possessions you want to give to family and friends. Then tape those tales to the individual pieces or put them in drawers.
- Don’t pack until you have sorted through your possessions. If you pack too soon you will forget what you are taking.
- Get rid of threadbare towels, chipped china and other obviously no-longer usable possessions.
- Use your dining room table as a staging area. One rule of thumb is that a typical retirement home kitchen will not hold more stuff than you can fit on the table.
- Measure the linear feet of rod space in the closets of your new place and mark that off in one of your current closets. That will show how much clothing you can take.
- Discard out-of-date medications appropriately and foodstuffs past their expiration date. Eat down the contents of your pantry. It doesn’t pay to move of this stuff.