If you want to make your move easy and enjoyable, you must have a plan and organize your move. An organized move not only makes house move a lovely experience for you, it also makes the work of your professional movers much easier. Topping the list of things to do to organize a move is labeling of package.
Packing your belongings in the appropriate boxes helps you keep your things safe from loss and damage; however to make your belongings more safe and to be able to easily locate any box or find any of your belongings, you have to label your boxes. Many people realize the importance of an organized move then their cherished possession gets damaged or when they need to quickly find something that they have packed in one of their numerous boxes.
Below are some few tricks to label your packaging during a move:
1. WRITE WHAT’S IN EACH BOX ON THE BOXES
Writing what is in each box on the boxes is the first thing you should do after you have finished packing your belongings. Few examples like “John’s toys”, “Pam’s books” “cups and glassware,” “computer parts,” etc. This will help the movers know how best to handle each box and it will help you when you are unpacking or when you need to find any of your belongings.
2. NUMBER THE BOXES
Number all your boxes and write down the total number somewhere. This is necessary if you have a lot of belongings to pack into many boxes. It will help you easily know if a box is lost in transit or if some boxes have been left behind in your old apartment or in the moving truck.
3. USE COLOR CODES
Get permanent markers in different color and give a color to each room. For example use yellow markers for boxes containing kitchens items, blue marker for the bathroom items, green for the bedroom items, etc. This will help you and the movers know the boxes for each room when they get to your new apartment. When the boxes are dropped in the rooms their contents belong to, you will find it extremely easy to set up your new apartment.
4. LABEL THE BOXES ACCORDING TO THEIR PRIORITIES
Write ‘H’ on boxes containing items that are of high priority and should be packed as soon as you get to your new apartment, ‘M’ on boxes containing items of medium priority that can be unpacked more slowly, and ‘L’ on boxes containing items that are low priority that can be left unpacked for a longer time.
5. LABEL MORE THAN ONE SIDE
Labeling your boxes on only one side may make it quite difficult to know what is in a box if the label is not facing you or if the box is far and unreachable. However, when you label them on more than one side, you can easily know what is inside a box irrespective of the position or location of the box.