Preparedness and organization are the two most fundamental aspects of a stress-free move—the more you have of those two things, the easier your move will be. Organizing moving boxes first and foremost can help you out a ton. It can seem overwhelming to have boxes stacked up all over your house, and having a truck full of identical boxes can make unpacking an absolute nightmare. The best way to avoid the chaos is labeling boxes. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and stress by “taking notes” on your moving packages.
Tips for Labeling Boxes
Label all sides of the box
Even if you load up all your boxes one way into the truck, there’s always a possibility they will shift around during the trip. You can avoid having to constantly turn your boxes around to see where they need to go by taking the extra minute to label each side of the box. This can be easily done with a label maker or permanent marker to save you some time. Labeling each side can help streamline the loading and unloading process and save you time and frustration in the long run.
Whether you choose to use colored markers, packing tape, or stickers, color-coding your boxes can help you in many ways. In addition to labeling your boxes, keep track of where each item needs to go by having a color coding system for your rooms. This will help give a visual cue to where things need to go and will easily identify any out of place boxes.
Try labeling with numbers
You can utilize a numbering system for how important a box is alongside or instead of the color system. Using a combination of the two might sound tedious, but it really isn’t. It takes just a few extra seconds, but it will cut your unpacking time in half.
Boxes with higher priority should be unpacked first. Other boxes that you don’t need right away can be labeled with a different number. This can help you decide what you should work on first and what can wait until later.
“Handle with care”
Labeling boxes based on how fragile the package’s contents are isn’t just for someone else moving your boxes—it’s a good reminder not to rush when you’re unpacking because it might just cost you your valuables. Writing “fragile,” or something like it on the sides of boxes in big letters is the best way to ensure it gets unpacked and put away safely.
Designate where they go
Many moving boxes already come with a list of rooms in a house: living room, dining room, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, etc. In this case, all you have to do is put a little check in the box next to the room. If that isn’t available, you’ll still find it advantageous to clearly state where the box needs to be unpacked.
It’s much better than bringing boxes into the living room, unpacking things one at a time and then deciding where they go. Following this step will ensure that your unpacking time is cut down drastically and the least amount of clutter in your living room.
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