No matter where you’re moving to, if you’re moving just down the block or if you plan on moving across the country, you’ll be faced by various problems and obstacles that are common to relocation. And most people have had to move at some point in their lives, and have come across different issues when it comes to moving. Now, the chances of making your move entirely stress free are quite low, but there are a few moving tips and tricks that can help you in trying to achieve that. And among the ones that you don’t usually think about is labeling moving boxes. A small part of the bigger picture, which is packing up all of your belongings properly. But a part which, done properly, makes packing, and even more importantly, unpacking, so much easier. Here are some basic tips on how to label moving boxes
– Prepare plenty of markers
Even though you can do most of the labeling by using your old markers or simple pens, getting yourself some proper, high quality markers will go a long way. Not just for this relocation, but you’ll be glad to have them in your inventory, as you’ll surely use them at some point in the future.
– Get markers of different colors
To do the labeling properly, as you’ll find out by reading on, you’ll need markers of different colors. So don’t shy away from spending a buck or two extra to get yourself a set of markers of varying colors. And don’t forget that they’ll still be useful to you in the future, so if you decide to buy better quality markers, also look for waterproof ones.
– Get lots of tape
Of course you’ll have plenty of packing tape with you during your relocation, which will be useful for labeling boxes. But as color identification is so helpful for labeling, we’d suggest getting colored tape as well.
– Online labels or making your own
Moving box labels are no hard find, as you can get them anywhere online, of all shapes, sizes and purposes. You can also check with your moving company, if you want to buy them from them, but know that there’s plenty online that you can download for free and print out.
– Designate colors to rooms
As simple as that, choose a specific color and choose a room that you’ll be using it for. As you’re packing the specific room, mark down what you’re packing using the same color. This will make unpacking the boxes at your new home a hassle free experience.
– Number your moving boxes
Another great way to label your moving boxes is by using numbers. Create a moving boxes checklist, number all of your boxes and write them down. This way you can easily check if a box got lost on the way to your new residence. Don’t forget to make a couple of copies of your moving checklist, as without it, the numbering is useless.
– Labeling tips
Besides the above mentioned tips that will make the unpacking go smoothly and with no hassle, there are a few labeling pointers that you should keep in mind. Write down all the items contained in the box, on the top and sides, but don’t forget to exclude if there’s anything very valuable inside, just to be sure. And it’s also for the best to write in big letters if the items inside are fragile or need special care, as movers usually adhere to this labeling.
Don’t forget that Cross Country Movers Group can take care of the packing for you, if you want to let professional packers handle it.