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How to Properly Label Your Boxes When Moving Houses

Things can get somewhat hectic when you’re in the middle of packing for a move. With so many things needing to be put away in boxes, it’s crucial to stay organised and have a system in place. That’s why you should never forget to label your boxes and to label them properly.

Sort By Room And Category

When you’re about to start packing for a move, the first thing you should do is sort everything into groups by room and category. This is because you may have more than one copy of a certain object. If you sort from the very beginning, you will save yourself the hassle of having to unpack and repack everything once you’ve reached your new home.

If you don’t sort things out beforehand, you’ll have to do it once you have your new place. This will take at least twice as long and will make you more prone to making mistakes.

You may be tempted to sort things out by object, but that’s not the best way. This way, you’ll end up with a pile of different items, and you’ll have to repack them into boxes. Instead, simply sort everything by category and then by room. This way, you’ll have fewer boxes, and you won’t have to deal with the hassle of sorting everything out once you’ve moved.

Use a Colour-Coding or Number System for Your Labels

This is a step you can take in order to make your life easier when it comes to unpacking. You can actually number boxes or label them with a colour code. This way, you’ll know where everything goes.

While it’s not mandatory to do this, it’s always a good idea to have some sort of system in place. It will help save you a lot of stress in the long run.

Put Packing Labels on Boxes Containing Fragile Items

This is a step that often gets overlooked. It only makes sense to label boxes containing fragile items with “fragile” labels. If you forget to do this, you may find yourself unwrapping all the packing paper only to reveal a broken vase.

To prevent this from happening, place generic “fragile” labels on the boxes. This way, you’ll avoid the hassle of having to unwrap the entire box and make sure the items are in your possession. It can also be helpful to also include a “this side up” label to ensure proper handling of the fragile items.

Label the Boxes on the Sides And Not the Top

Don’t make the mistake of labelling your boxes on the top, especially if you’re using a colour-coding system. The reason is simple: the boxes will be stacked in piles and on top of each other. If you label the top, it will be impossible to read the label accurately, and you’ll probably end up losing track of which box belongs to which pile.

Instead, label the sides of the boxes, or better yet – all sides. This way, you’ll easily be able to identify the box you’re looking for. Simply pick it up and look at the side that’s facing up. Alternatively, you can simply stand next to the stack and read the side labels.

Final Thoughts

Packing for a move doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can be quite simple once you get the hang of it. The best piece of advice we can give you is to stay organised and to label your boxes wisely. It’s really as simple as that.

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