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Do you hate moving? If you just answered "yes," then your just like everyone else in the world (or at least you're like me). I've had occasion to move 9 times in the last 11 years (don't ask) and as a professional shipping/warehouse worker I've come up with a system that works great, keeps you organized and is relatively stress free!

The key to a stress free move is planning. With a little planning you can divide your packing over 3 to 4 weeks. As soon as you know you're going to move, go get yourself some boxes and packing supplies. You'll have to make a rough estimate of how many and what size boxes you'll need, but because you've planned so far ahead, it won't be a problem getting more if you need to. Be sure to get plenty of tape and packing paper. TIP: wrap dishes in packing paper, but cushion and fill with recycled newspaper. It's cheaper and greener!

While you're buying your first round of packing supplies, you should go ahead and make a reservation for a moving truck. By doing this 3 to 4 weeks in advance of your move, you can pretty much guarantee you'll get the most economical truck for your needs. Most truck rental places can tell you exactly what size truck you'll need based on the number of rooms and square footage of your place.

Pick a room in your home to serve as your staging area. A home office, a guest bedroom, a formal dining room or any room that doesn't get a lot of daily use is good. Also, a room close to the door you intent move out of is good. I usually use my dining area or living room. Start by packing up the items in your staging area and moving them all to one corner of the room.

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