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    Moving Experiences

    July 9, 1999

    At its best, moving is a nuisance; at its worst it's a Stephen King nightmare or a Chevy Chase slapstick comedy. Since the paperless household is as elusive as the paperless office (or bathroom), a trip to the Postal Service's "MoversNet" site can save no small amount of hassle. It offers one-stop access to the usual change-of-address forms and I'm-moving notices; you can even submit a change-of-address form online. In addition, four checklists can help during moving stress:

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    They offer such useful advice as, "Never pack more than 30 pounds of books in a box, unless you're a weightlifter by trade."

    Gabe Goldberg gabe@acm.org

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