You've got the essentials -- toiletries, a shower caddy, extra-long bed sheets -- but what about the fun stuff? Whether you’re sending your kid off to college or packing for yourself, don't let these items fall off your list.
Moving, and all its attendant chores, may be inevitable. But the accompanying sense of chaos, while common, isn't necessary. This schedule outlines essential tasks, both large and small, that need to be addressed and allows several weeks for you to tend to the details (although everything can be accomplished in far less time). As you prepare, don't overlook the simplest way to ease your burden: Consider which belongings you really need to keep. A lighter load means not only an easier move, but less to unpack.