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Posts Tagged “moving”

Moving With Magical Thinking

Posted on November 16th, 2016 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

In “The Year of Magical Thinking,” Joan Didion eloquently describes how grief distorts thinking and creates thoughts that defy logic. She describes this process as “magical thinking.” I think some people approach moving with magical thinking as well. In psychology, magical thinking refers to the belief that one’s thoughts can make things happen, or that […]

Is Your Marriage Strong Enough for a Yard Sale?

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

When we ere getting ready to move, my husband called me and said, “You won’t miss it.” “I won’t miss what?” I asked. “I’m not telling and you won’t miss it.” That’s when I knew that our marriage wasn’t strong enough for a yard sale. It’s spring, and every weekend yard sale signs appear on corners, […]

When Things Can’t be Mended

Posted on June 21st, 2013 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

One of the most difficult aspects of packing is handling items that are already damaged or that have been previously repaired. These items are especially vulnerable to repeat damage. Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, these items break. Some clients are especially fragile, too. Like items that have been previously repaired, the stress of moving […]

Stop Warehousing Your Kids’ Stuff

Posted on May 7th, 2013 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

Kobe Bryant’s mother is trying to auction off old high school stuff he left in her house, and Bryant is trying to stop her. Bryant contends that the things belong to him; his mom says he left them there and said he didn’t want them. She wants to use the $450,000 advance from the auction […]

Moving Mom and Dad

Posted on April 4th, 2013 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

Sometimes it starts with a phone call at 2 AM. “Your mom had a stroke.” Sometimes there is simply a gradual worsening of chronic conditions, and over time the home that worked so well for so many years is too burdensome. In either case, your life is turned upside down. There are hundreds of decisions […]

My Not So Big Home

Posted on January 17th, 2013 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

Several years ago, my husband and I moved from our three-story, six-bedroom home to a one-story Mission bungalow. It’s charming. It’s in a location we love. It’s half the upkeep and half the cost of our former home. I saw our new house as perfect. My husband saw it only as “less.” Then I stumbled […]

The Story of My Treasures

Posted on August 26th, 2011 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

As a Senior Move Manager, I see all sorts of client treasures, so it has made me think about my own l treasures as well. If you went to my home, you probably would not notice my treasures, even though they are in plain view. That’s because they look ordinary. They don’t have a lot of […]