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A moving expert gave tips to take the stress out of moving

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Ali Wenzke, a real estate broker who has moved 10 times in 11 years, answered questions about moving on Thursday. After realizing the advice she accrued could help others, Wenzke started the blog; she later incorporated step-by-step advice in her first book, “The Art of Happy Moving: How to Declutter, Pack, and Start Over While Maintaining Your Sanity and Finding Happiness.” She says it’s possible to maintain a positive attitude before, during and after your move.

Here are some of the questions she answered:

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Helen Carefoot, writer and editorial aide for the Lifestyle section, produced this Q&A.