Keeping clothes wrinkle-free during a cross-country move isn’t impossible—provided you stick to our home mover-approved packing guidelines. However, before you assemble those boxes and get the tape and magic markers ready, think about downsizing your wardrobe. A stained T-shirt isn’t such a happening a fashion statement, is it? Ditch it. (Or use it to wrap a fragile glass lamp.) Wearable items that are out-of-style or the kids have outgrown provide ideal donation material or even garage-sale inventory. 12-month mark Decluttering experts use a one-year benchmark: If you haven’t worn an item within 12 months (excluding wedding dresses, of course), it’s suitable for “so.
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