3. Empty out your cabinets. So now that you've taken care of business, it's time to get your hands dirty. Rather than dreading this, look at it as an opportunity to do some serious spring cleaning. Instead of throwing everything in a bunch of boxes and deferring the editing process to the end, get it done now to make moving back in that much more fun. However, if you've got too much on your plate to deal with this now, it can always be done later. Put all the items you won't need for a few months into boxes — or even better, big plastic bins with lids to protect the contents from dirt and dust. Separate what you'll want to use in your temporary kitchen: knives, coffee mugs, food you'll actually eat and even a few wineglasses so you don't feel like you're really depriving yourself. Who says you have to drink out of plastic cups the whole time?