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Some people are under the gun to move. Too many times, they pack everything and intend to sort it later when they have time.

Big mistake.

Most movers charge by the pound, says Steve Weitekamp, president of the California Moving & Storage Association.

And if you're moving yourself, all the more reason for ditching items first and just taking the good stuff.

"Go through everything you have," says Dick Gaylord, past president of the National Association of Realtors and broker with Re/Max Real Estate Specialists in Long Beach, Calif. "Determine what you really use. If you've got magazines from five years ago that you've not looked at once, get rid of them."

Want to make the process easier? Watch a couple of episodes of "Hoarders." Then get moving.


 

 

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