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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Short-Term and Long-Term Moving

Sometimes our moves are not nice and neat and involve some interim moves. This is true for one of our daughters.

 As I mentioned yesterday, we spent the weekend with one of our daughters who will be moving to Kazakhstan next year. In the meantime, she'll take a four-month trip over to Kazakhstan and return for training for several months in a different state.

We helped her pack up her house, packing for short-term and long-term. We divided her stuff into 
- what she is going to use before her trip and take with her this summer
- what she is going to store here permanently
- what she may want to take with her to Kazakhstan when she goes permanently.

She numbered every container and listed the enclosed items on a spread sheet so she can locate what she needs when she needs it. It took a little extra time to do this, but it will save time in the future. We also tried to pack like things together as much as possible.  

If you have such a move looming, take the extra time to catalog your belongings. Then if you need to find a particular item in the future, you won't have to go through all your containers to find it.

More on moving:

Moving Tips

1-2-3...Get Organized: The Advantages of Downsizing 

Helping Your Kids Prepare for a Move


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