PackingSix Weeks before Your Move:

Take an objective look at what you own, and decide what must go and what can be left behind. Books you’ve read and will never read again? Records you haven’t listened to since college? The pan with a broken handle or the children’s long- neglected games? Extra weight costs more money.

If you have a lot of things worth selling, you may want to organize a garage sale.

Start a central file for all of the details on your move. Make sure to collect receipts for moving-related expenses. Depending on your reason for moving, you may be entitled to a tax deduction.

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