Ya’ll knew it was coming, here are a few of my best packing and moving tips. First things first, before you bring in a single box, clean your new place from top to bottom or pay someone else to clean it. Please don’t move into another’s filth. Sanitize the space and clear the energy. Burn a sage bundle bitch.5) Moving yourself? Get a bigger truck than you think you will need. Extra space is a luxury. Pick too small a truck and find yourself stressfully sacrifice-sorting as you load cargo to the gills. If renting a truck, spring for the insurance. 4) Speaking of sorting, before you ever get to the truck, mercilessly cut from your collection. Give your friends first dibs, and send the rest to charity. At least the most useless 25% of your shit needs to go. After giving friends a bunch of free stuff you won’t feel so bad asking them to help you help carry the sofa. 3) Most major retailers give away boxes for free. That’s no big secret. So don’t skimp on purchasing accessories and packing supplies. Paper, wrap, specialty boxes; get what you need to properly prepare your belongings to survive the journey. The cost of proper packing supplies pales in comparison to the heartache of opening a box upon arrival and finding a fractured heirloom. Get a variety of box sizes, and don’t pack them so heavy you can’t carry them up and down stairs. Protect yourself with proper planning. 2) Take care of valuables yourself. Handle special or sentimental items personally or risk possible destruction. No one will handle your most precious baubles as tenderly. 1) Get plenty of sleep and take time to eat. Once you arrive to your new home unpack as quickly and completely as possible. Don’t stop working on your new home until everything has a special place. If you just shove things in drawers and closets without care the place will remain an unorganized mess. Arrange everything carefully from the start and maintain a tidy home with ease.