Tip: Pack the Wine Last

5 simple steps to preparing for a move Step 1: Sell your house If your house is in California, particularly anywhere in or near the San Francisco Bay Area, this is likely to happen with blinding speed. It’s nice to be on the shiny side of the region’s apparently pop-immune real estate bubble. Still, it’s a little disorienting when your house hits the market on a Monday and is in contract on Wednesday. Don’t complain. Nobody wants to hear it. Step 2: Notice you have a lot of stuff You downsized when you moved to this place, vowing to live forevermore in…

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