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Moving has been a part of my life for the last 20 plus years. I think I read that most individuals move at least 11 times throughout their lifetime. I am well over that number if I count college and post college. I have moved at least 1o times and it is a job and a half. On my last move, I put most of my furniture in storage. In order to move all the furniture in a stress-free way, I hired a local moving and storage company. In order to shave some of the costs of moving, I decided to pack the items we were going to put in storage. The moving company disassembled all of the furniture and loaded all the boxes. If you are selecting a storage company to make sure the storage unit is climate controlled. This helps to protect and preserve your furniture if you have to keep it in storage longer term. This is a great time to purge the old and replace with new items. A new home is great timing for replacing your mattress!
I purchased moving boxes from Home Depot, sheets of paper to pack boxes, and packing tape.
After getting everything packed up I realized donating items makes more sense than trying to pack everything especially if you do not plan to use. If you are planning to put items in storage, check with the company on the storage conditions.
After each move, I remember the unpacking process takes a lot of time. I know we sat with unpacked boxes for a few months. The biggest lesson with unpacking is to evaluate what to keep and why. If it will no longer have a purpose, donate to Goodwill. This will minimize clutter and eliminate boxes.