Moving houses is one of the most daunting tasks around, but it only gets easier with help. A simple act like properly labeling moving boxes can lighten your load. This cannot be achieved if you don’t know how to label moving boxes. Proper labeling will also help cut costs as the movers will know exactly where to take each box.
How to Label Moving Boxes
There are different ways to label a moving box. Different color stickers and pens, the number-coding system and labeling all sides of the boxes using permanent markers are some of the options you have when moving yourself.
Using the Number System
For this system to work, you must first take inventory. When taking inventory, you can determine what you need to get rid of to help you declutter. When you know exactly what you have, you will not only make labeling the boxes easier but also prevent loss of items along the way. Number the items on your list and use this list to number the boxes. For example, if the first item on your list is glasses, label the box as 1. Inform the movers of your approach to labeling to make their work easier.
The Color-coding System
You can choose to get creative and colorful using packing tapes and markers of different colors. Have specific color tapes for a specific room e.g. all the boxes with a red tape can have items that go to the kitchen, blue for the bathroom and so on. This method is more visible and easier to follow through; just make sure you share your color codes with the movers. This can also help you remember what boxes you packed first.
Get professionally printed stickers or use any that you already have around the house. Professionally printed stickers will show exactly what is in the box and where it goes. If you have your kids’ extra stickers, use them to label your boxes. For example, a specific character or animal can be used on all the boxes meant for one room. As a precaution, make sure the stickers do not easily fall off.
Content Listing Using Waterproof Markers
Using waterproof markers ensures that any boxes stored away for future unpacking will still be easily identified and that precipitation will not interfere with that. Listing the contents in each box makes the unpacking process easier and will protect your items from damage. When the movers know what is in a box, they will know how to handle it and where to place it. If a box is labeled ‘glasses’, they will know that the contents are fragile and should be handled with care. They will also not stack other boxes on top of it to avoid breaking the contents inside.
Whichever method you choose to use to label your boxes, make sure they are visible on all sides of the box. You can save on time and effort used in looking for markers by simply labeling all sides of the box. You can ask your movers if they have their own methods of labeling boxes that works for you. When you know how to label moving boxes, your moving process becomes a lot easier.