Take a sneak peek at the section and chapter summaries of 29 Days To A Smooth Move.
Section Three: Section Four:
|Save Scads of Your Time
Save Your Cents
Save Your Securities
Save Your Spine
Save Your Sanity
How to Use This Book
This is your personal Moving Manual – your bible for the entire adventure. Print out the pages, find your three-hole puncher, put them in a sturdy binder and keep it by your side.
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SECTION ONE: SAVE SCADS OF YOUR TIME
This section of 29 Days To A Smooth Move details how you can save time while planning, considering various moving options and exploring your new community.
Chapter 1: Get a Grip on Your Time
What are the big jobs that you dread doing? What are the details you absolutely have to remember but have a funny feeling you’ll forget? When’s the last day of school? Who knows a reliable mover? Hey, does anybody have a pen?
Rest easy. This chapter will help you make the most of the time you have.
Chapter 2: Should I Use Movers or Me?
Or maybe you’re going to hire movers who have spent years taking part in the upcoming triathlon of packing, moving and unpacking.
Or maybe it’s something in between and you’ll do the packing and someone else will be doing the lifting. Discover your options and make your decision by using the information presented in this chapter.
Chapter 3: Meet and Greet Your New Community
It’s time to do some exploring! You no doubt have plenty of questions about where you’re going and what you’ll find once you get there.
Just as with all other aspects of moving life, some organization and planning will serve you well. Use this chapter’s information to start uncovering your new community – and see what surprises are in store!
SECTION TWO: SAVE YOUR CENTS
This section of 29 Days To A Smooth Move details how you can save money in packing and at tax time.
Chapter 4: Money Matters – Paying For the Packing Tape
Tissue, towels, twine, tape – it can add up! To give you an idea of just how much you’ll be shelling out for the foam peanuts, we’ve put together some estimates of vital packing materials and other moving expenses and included a do-it-yourself moving budget so you can compute your costs down to the last magic marker.
Chapter 5: Keeping In Touch With Uncle Sam
Scraps of paper can become worth more than their weight in gold – take a look at this chapter to get an idea of how you can save money come April 15.
SECTION THREE: SAVE YOUR SECURITIES
This section of 29 Days To A Smooth Move details how you can make the most when selling your home, save the most when leaving your apartment and have peace of mind knowing that everyone from the babysitter to the beautician has been told of your move.
Chapter 6: Prepping Your Lily Pad For Sale
Selling your home presents its own unique challenges – what will you fix up and what will wait to challenge the new owners? When should you put it on the market? How can you make it a must-see for potential buyers? Wouldn’t it be easier to jack up the place and move it slowly down the road like you see on TV?
We have the answers to your questions! (Except for that last one – you’re on your own if you choose to literally move your house!)
Chapter 7: Apartment, Sweet Apartment
Here are some tips for getting your rented space looking and smelling sweet!
Chapter 8: Attention! Attention! I Am Leaving the Premises!
SECTION FOUR: SAVE YOUR SPINE
This section of 29 Days To A Smooth Move gets down and dirty on the specifics of packing and your physical move.
Chapter 9: Sort It Out Before You Pack It Up
Chapter 10: Packing No-No’s
Chapter 11: Packing (and Carrying) Yes-Yes’s
Chapter 12: Have Yourself A Pack Attack
Chapter 13: There’s Got To Be A Morning After Box
Chapter 14: The Dawn of Moving Day
Chapter 15: Welcome Home: Moving-In Day On The Receiving End
SECTION FIVE: SAVE YOUR SANITY
This section of 29 Days To A Smooth Move looks at the emotion commotion that accompanies moving. Move your pets and kids without tearing your hair out and stop and say goodbye to all you’ve known. Finally, dream a little dream about what good things are going to happen next!
Chapter 16: An Ocean Of Emotion
It’s important not to pack your feelings right along with the fine china. Instead, reflect on what you’re going through and your reactions to it. And, just like packing, this process is not going to take care of itself overnight. In the meantime, get started with some of our thought-provoking ideas of what you might be feeling – and how you’re going to handle it.
Chapter 17: Saying Goodbye: It’s a Family Affair
There are ways to get through it – and even grow in the process. This chapter will explain the spiritual value of formally saying goodbye to the family, friends and even places that you’ve grown to love.
Chapter 18: Take This Job
Well, it’s probably better to keep that particular scenario in your dreams. Even if you’re moving to take the best job ever created, it’s a good idea to use some tact when you’re parting ways with your soon-to-be former company. Here’s everything you need to know to do just that!
Chapter 19: Don’t Have a Cow, Dude! Children and Teens on the Move
We’re sure you can remember the great traumas of child- and teenhood: Doing homework, making friends and finding zits. It’s no fun leaving the known behind and becoming “the new kid” in one feld swoop.
This chapter helps you help your children from the announcement to the transition – especially when trying to communicate to your teen, even in those times you may not recognize him or her!
Chapter 20: Moving the Whole “Kitten” Caboodle (And Poochie Patoodle!)
In fact, this could get kinda hairy.
Don’t despair, after reading this chapter, you’ll be ready to move a zoo if you have to!
Chapter 21: Every Exit Is an Entrance Somewhere Else
BONUS: 29 Days Calendar and Checklist