Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Moving Operation

Moving from one place to another is a major operation, especially if you have lived and accumulated so much for a long period of time. I know this because I am in process of moving, and it is not easy to decide what to take, what to get rid of, and everything in between. I am lucky because I can go back and forth from my current home (which is just a few minutes away from my apartment) after I move to take care of things, but I know many don’t have these conveniences.

A successful move requires organization and planning ahead. Without these two important factors, the process can be chaotic and even painful. I am trying to be smart by moving in my things gradually (another unique advantage I have) everyday, so when my official moving day arrives, there will be more order and less strain, because there will be fewer things to move. This gradual move is also helping me eliminate clutter, which can be a problem in a smaller space. I take the time to reserve packing materials so they don’t lie on my floors collecting dust; I can always reuse them to pack my other belongings, or recycle them if they are unusable. I feel good each time I leave my new place, because even though my moving operation is a work in progress, I can see how my organizing efforts are making the process a much more tolerable experience.

Another important thing to remember about moving (and almost anything else in life) is that unexpected things will probably happen. Items may break, appliances may stop working, the rug may be too small for the room, etc., but these are not tragedies. Some things are out of my control, but I find that having a sense of humor and asking for assistance when I need it helps me maintain the proper perspective about my moving operation.

Do you have any moving tips to share?

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