properPreparing for a big move can be a major pain. Packing all your stuff is a hassle that you have to deal with, but there are a few things you can do to make it easier.  These great moving tips can help ease the burden:

1. Place heavy items at the bottom of the boxes and the lighter ones near the top. The larger weight at the base will build a stronger foundation for the boxes.

2. Put stuff from the same room in one box. You won’t have to regroup items after unpacking because they’re already grouped together.

3. Fill all empty spaces in the boxes. If the space is irregularly shaped, jam in pieces of cloth (towels will do) or crumpled balls of paper.

4. Stick a label on each box. The label should include the room the contents will go to, and also the list of the contents. It’s easy to track what’s missing when you have a list.

For more helpful advice on moving, check out the rest of Real Simple’s tips. But if you haven’t decided to move yet, and you’re thinking about it, call me at 303-478-1201 and let me give you some information that will help you decide.