Moving your entire life from one place to another can be overwhelming, stressful and downright exhausting. Moving can take days and even weeks to carefully and meticulously pack every belonging and start anew. If you’re smart, you will plan ahead for your next move. A couple ways to ease the process include:

Make a List – Even if you don’t think you have a lot to remember, write it down anyways. A list can help you remember what you have, what you’re missing and what order you need to move in. If you’re already a list-taker and enjoy the organization, you can number your boxes and keep a list of the corresponding items.

Color Coordinate – Some people are good with lists, others are better with color coordinating. If you’re more of a visual person, color coordinating may be the best way for you to keep organized. Designate one color for each room in your new place. Place a colored sticker on the doorknob or somewhere for everyone to see. Place the corresponding colors on the boxes so you’ll know exactly where each box goes. This is especially helpful if you plan on having movers or friends help out, since there’s no confusion as to where everything should go.

Supplies – You can never have enough supplies when it comes to moving. Boxes go much more quickly than you’d realize, so always make sure you have about 5 more than you think you need. Boxes are great for bedding, clothes, knickknacks and toiletries. If you have breakable items, make sure you have plenty of newspaper or bubble wrap to keep them safe. Scissors, packing tape, markers and stickers will go a long way. Also, keep extra trash bags around for packing up dirty laundry or extra bedding.

Furniture – Unless you’re hiring professional movers, you’ll want to be smart about moving your furniture. Many moving truck companies over a dolly to help transport heavy items, which helps tremendously with heavy pieces. The dolly helps transfer the weight of the item and allows you to move it more easily on wheels. For wardrobes and dressers, you may want to saran wrap the drawers to make sure they don’t fall out during transport. Lastly, make sure you stack your truck appropriately, so that large items won’t bump around or fall during a sharp turn.

If you plan on hiring movers, ask around for referrals from your real estate agent or Title Company. They should have good connections with everyone in the industry and will know exactly what you’re looking for. For more information about homes for sale in Denver CO, please visit us at

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