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Diary of a First-Time Homebuyer: Packing it all up

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I last updated you on my home-buying process. Well, between the home inspection and today, it’s been a lot of (very impatiently) waiting for the big day to arrive! I’ve been gathering ideas and inspiration on how to decorate the house, and making a list of everything that needs to be done before closing (which is already next Thursday!). One of those things on my list is that horrific “P”-word we all dread…. packing. Isn’t it always the case that we never realize just how much “stuff” we have until it’s time to pack it up? I thought I’d get it done in a snap, but as I stood, staring vacantly at my cluttered-and-filled bedroom, not knowing where in the world to begin, I realized that packing is the most daunting part of the moving process.

So, to keep myself from going absolutely bonkers, I spent some time researching great tips for making the process a little more tolerable, from notifying the right people to boxing up treasured possessions. Here are a few tips I found especially helpful: (more…)


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