When you’re moving to Aspen – or moving across town because you already live in this beautiful community – packing probably isn’t on your “Favorite Things to Do” list. However, there are a few things you can do while you’re packing to make the whole process easier.
Simplify Your Aspen Move With These 5 Packing Tips From the Pros
Check out these five packing tips from the pros that can help make your move easier:
- Downsize before you pack
- Stay organized throughout the process
- Label everything
- Use household items to pad your belongings
- Bring each box into the right room in your new home
Here’s a closer look at each.
Pro Packing Tip #1: Downsize Before You Pack
The less you have to pack, the better – so consider downsizing what you can before you move. Go through all your belongings and separate things you haven’t used in six months or more. There may be things you realize that you won’t need after you move to your new home. You can set up individual boxes for things to donate, to sell, or to scrap.
Fortunately, there are plenty of organizations in Aspen and the surrounding communities that would love to have your gently used furniture, clothing, kids’ toys and other household items.
Pro Packing Tip #2: Stay Organized Throughout the Process
Try to avoid mixing items from different rooms as you pack. Start with just one room, packing things you won’t need in the immediate future, such as off-season clothing or toys and books your children don’t often use.
Pro Packing Tip #3: Label Everything
List the contents of each box as you pack. You can write directly on the box or develop a system where you number the box and create a coordinating list on your phone – the point is that you’ll be able to use your labeling system to find your belongings when you get to your new home.
Pro Packing Tip #4: Use Household Items to Pad Your Belongings
Although you should invest in proper packing materials, you can save space and money by using household items to pad some of your boxes. Consider using pillowcases and sheets, towels, pillows and even off-season clothing to secure things like dishes and décor.
Pro Packing Tip #5: Bring Each Box Into the Right Room in Your New Home
When you arrive at your new home, carry each box into the appropriate room. You’ll save yourself from lugging boxes from place to place later – and you’ll make the unpacking process a lot easier, as well as make it simpler to find items you need.
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