MOVINGTIPS FORTHE FIRST-TIMER Congratulations, you’ve bought your first house! Now all you need to do is, well, get everything you own into it so you can make it a home. How hard could that be? CHAPTER 12
Moving is one of the most stressful and tiring things anyone can ever go through. It can also be an uplifting, refreshing experience. As Poet Judith Minty said, “I give you this to take with you: Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.” Whether the move is across the country or across the street, it needs careful planning. From sorting to packing, labeling, unpacking, and arranging all your stuff in your new home, it involves a lot of work. Unfortunately, it is something that most of us have to go through at some point in our life. It is a necessity that can hardly be avoided or ignored. Luckily, the stress can be minimized and many possible problems avoided with a bit of help and the right resources. As withmost tasks, organization and careful planning are key tomoving. A checklist will help you remain organized through the process of sorting, labeling and packing your things.
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