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Move Treasures; Not Stuff

Move Treasures, Not Stuff

Task: Fill a trash bag and dispose of it

Matthew 6:21 "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Moving is exciting yet challenging. Here are four tips for making your move in a meaningful manner.

Do not approach your move with a “What do I get rid of?” attitude. Approach your move in a positive light; this is an opportunity for a clean slate and reinvention, regardless of circumstances. Ask yourself which items will help support who you want to be and how you want to live in your new home.

Choose a room to start in, and begin by sorting items into broad categories - grouping like items together. This gives you an idea of the types and volume of items you currently own.

Pick out your “treasures.” Your treasures are any items that are most used, say something about you, or nourish you spiritually.

Setting your treasures aside, consider each remaining item individually, asking:

Do I need it?

Do I want it?

Where will it live in my new home?

Will it fit in my new home?

Does this item support who I am?

Does this item make me happy?

Does this item still have a purpose?

If the answer to any of these questions is “No,” then it is not a treasure and can be donated or recycled.

By moving your treasures, and not just "stuff,” you can make your move all about moving forward.

Submitted by: Angela Cody, Major Organizers

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