While you reminisce, take the time to add particulars, names and dates to pictures and to labels on family heirlooms. It might be extra fun for friends once they peruse your albums and simpler to know who is who and what came from the place when you eventually cross these objects down. Know what your strengths and weaknesses are – should you’re a robust organizer, perhaps you’ll simply need help moving bins on moving day. If you have a hard time getting and staying organized or letting go of things, a professional organizer might be well-worth your cash. If there are items of high worth that you don’t want to bring with you to your new house, consider getting them appraised so they can garner their full value at an auction, be donated or passed down as an early family legacy gift.