We have an opportunity to move to a great career and green living. Here are the points we considered important to do when preparing for the big day.
* Get rid of any extra clothing. Donate all that isn’t our current size or something we will wear in the next year. Use the rule of three.
* Clean out personal care products. Any lotions, creams, or hair products should be minimal. Keep only shampoo and coconut oil for cleansing and moisturizing. Natural beauty allows you to say goodbye to most of the bathroom cupboard.
* Give away anything that is too much. Excessive household items that you don’t use or need should be cleaned out now. Think open space for a new beginning. The Rule of Three and the Year Rule each apply here.
* Use frozen and pantry food items. Any food that is stockpiled could be used so that you don’t have to haul it. The decision to eat whole foods simplifies the kitchen.
* Go paperless at home as much as possible. Uploads scanned and digital pictures and documents to cloud based storage online so its safe and there before you are.
* Pack items that you won’t readily use every day first. These items may also be the things you find easiest to part with to donate.
* Make lists. To-do lists, packing lists, and things to have ready on arrival at the new home are handy and help keep things clear in your head. We keep these on our smartphones so that they are readily accessible and we can share them easily.
* Don’t sweat the small stuff. Moving won’t be perfect no matter how well anyone coordinates it. Choose your battles as well as your stresses. Plan as well as you can. Let go of the things you can’t control. The beauty of moving is also starting again.
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