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Getting together with family is tradition this time of year. Spending time with parents, siblings and relatives adds heart-warming cheer to the season.

It’s also a great time to talk about downsizing in anticipation for a move or to work on sorting possessions. With everyone together, you can talk about moving plans and how to go about dividing up furniture and family treasures as well as brainstorm which charities may take your items that will be donated.

Here are a couple of things to keep in mind:

Make sure everyone is on board

Some family members may not want to use the holidays to work on decluttering. But, you can have low-key discussions and make plans for concentrating on the moving process after the new year.

Assess and declutter

If you decide to dive in, use holiday time to sort, sell and donate while everyone is home and can pitch in. Your movers will give you an estimate depending on how much you have to transport and purging things now may mean savings later. You’ll ensure a more accurate (and lower!) estimate, if you take the time to determine whether that grandfather clock and king-size bed will be making the trip to the new home.

Plan for the new space

If your new home, apartment or condo is already chosen, you should have some room measurements. Make sure the furniture you are taking will fit. Get out the measuring tape and a notebook and decide what will go where. Also, don’t forget to consider storage like closets and kitchen cupboards. It may be a less than you are used to in your present home.

Look ahead

Even if your move is six to 12months ahead, it’s important to start the process early and consider making a moving checklist. When you have a plan, you don’t have to rush and it means less stress on everyone.

Make decisions on professional support

If there are several family members who are involved in the move, the holiday is a good time to make some decisions on engaging a moving company. Professional home transition and move management companies like WayForth can take some of the work and stress out of the process.

Don’t forget the fun

Holidays are a time for building memories, telling stories and celebrating. Even if your family decides to work on getting ready for a move by sorting and decluttering, don’t skip the traditions and activities that everyone enjoys.

If you’re moving to a new home – whether it’s a senior community, townhouse or something in between –WayForth can assist you and your family with everything from sorting to packing to moving to unpacking. Contact WayForth today for all your moving needs!

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