1. Get rid of as much as possible as often as possible.
Even if you're not planning to move for a few months, it is never too early to start narrowing down your possessions to the items you either need, or love (or both!) Getting started early makes it easier to get items donated and recycled, simplifies packing, and makes it a breeze to unpack once you get to the new place.
2. Take it slow.
Moving is a concentrated, intensified, whirlwind of an organizing project. You have to separate an entire household into boxes knowing you will then have to somehow unpack them into an unfamiliar space. You have to come up with categories, stay mindful of how much the box weighs, move a bunch of heavy stuff, and there's a deadline looming. It's exhausting. I limit my organizing sessions to two hours to prevent burnout. Spread out the work as much as you possibly can, wherever you are in the process. This will help you conserve energy and maybe even enjoy your transition, and it brings me to tip number 3.
3. Seize the opportunity to remember what is most essential.
As you pack up your stuff, then unpack at the new place, some stuff inevitably get left to the end. For example: silverware may get unpacked right away while the Christmas decorations get left out on the sidewalk and you don't even notice they're missing for months. Notice what you need, and what you'd rather put off when unpacking. Continue to let go of the stuff that takes away your energy instead of giving you more energy. Moving is also an incredible opportunity to discover what really makes you feel at home and what you've only been hanging onto because it was free, or belonged to your grandmother. Let the creation of your new space satis
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