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Where to donate your used goods

You never realize how much stuff you have until you’re packing for a move. And you uncover clothes you haven’t worn in months (some may even still have tags on them), toys your kids haven’t played with or old grab-bag gifts that you just never found a place for. We usually just stuff those in the boxes along with everything else and vow to make space for them in our new home. But this time around, why not lighten your moving load? Instead of sending your no-longer-needed things off to the dumpster or keeping them around, donate them. Luckily, we live in a great city that has tons of donation centers, resale shops and non-profits that would love to take those things off your hands. Here are a few ideas of where you can donate your gently used things. Whether you’re downsizing, up sizing or just rethinking the feng shui in your new home, consider donating your furniture instead of trashing it. Resale shops are great and there’s always the free stuff section on Craigslist. But…

Preparing For Moving Day

Moving Day can be very hectic. When planning a move, it helps to take some time a few days prior to your moving crew’s arrival to prepare your personal belongings. Whether driving your own vehicle or flying to your new home, there may be a few things you need to take along yourself. These items might include your prescription medication, handheld electronic devices, important documents or anything you will need while your items are in transit. Making a list of the articles you plan to personally take will be helpful. Next, designate an area of your home where these items can be placed on Moving Day. This can be in a corner or you may want to empty a small hall closet to assign as a holding area. Don’t place these items along with goods that need to be packed by movers. When you’re a Local Van driver arrives, let him know these goods will not be going on the moving van. It may also be helpful to tag that area or put a note on the closet door. If you are driving to your destination, you…