Moving isn't considered one of the top five stressors in life for nothing.
From the day you start looking for a new place until the day you move out, transitioning to a new home calls for nerves of steel, a sense of humor and an ability to take the long view. There also is something to be said for lightening your load – literally – by deciding what items to pack and take to your new place.
You may not need (or want) one more thing to add to your “to-do” list – namely, holding a garage sale or making several runs to the closest resale shop. But hit “pause” as you scurry down your activity list and ask yourself four crucial questions so you don't get to your new home and wonder what you were thinking: