How To: Label Your Moving Boxes Like a Pro
When it comes to moving your home or office space, it’s important to stay organized. On top of hiring professional movers and investing in moving materials, organization becomes crucial to a stress-free move.
One of the most effective ways to help you introduce structural organization into your move is to create a smart and well thought out labeling system for your cardboard boxes. This month, we gathered the best four tips for labeling your moving boxes just like a professional.
As you prepare for moving day, check out these foolproof labeling tips to help you get a head start and stay organized every step of the way:
Prepare Your Labeling Tools
The first thing you must have to properly label your moving boxes is a set of permanent markers to mark down your containers.
While any pen can do the job, a high quality permanent marker will help make your moving process run smoothly for both you and your movers. You never know what the weather will be like on moving day, so a permanent, smudge-free marker guarantees your boxes will be easy to read and locate.
Many websites offer free downloadable and printable moving box labels, or you can purchase them from your local moving company. Ready-to-use labels are already marked with the names of different rooms printed on them, so you don’t have to worry about marking the containers yourself.
Create a Color Coding System
Create a color coding system for labeling boxes and their designated rooms. This will help speed up the moving process for both you and your movers. Take the packing process to the next level with colored tape to help enhance box identification on moving day.
For example, choose blue tape to mean “living room” and specify the contents inside each box. Avoid any miscommunication between you and your movers by marking each room with a piece of colored paper that matches your labeled containers.
Moving by Numbers
Another great way to label boxes for shipping is to use numbers instead of a color coding system. The benefit of using a numbered labeling system is that you won’t need to mark down the contents of each box on three of its sides, which will save you plenty of time.
To start, designate a unique number to each container (for example, #1). Create a master inventory list where the contents of each container will be written down in detail. Box #1 may contain kitchen utensils and a microwave, so you mark them down in your list against number 1, while you write KITCHEN and #1 on three sides of the box itself.
This way, your movers will know to deliver the box to the kitchen, while your personal inventory sheet will tell you more about what each numbered box contains.
Keep It Simple
Choose a labeling method and use it to label the sides of each packing container. Make your writing clear and visible on at least one side even when the boxes are stacked for shipping.
Mark down the destination rooms and special handling instructions on a container as soon as you are done packing it. Always remember to properly label all boxes containing fragile items with “FRAGILE” or “HANDLE WITH CARE” to avoid any damage. Use clear packing tape over each label to prevent them from tearing or falling off.
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