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Moving 101: How to Label Boxes

Moving 101: How to Label Boxes

Being prepared for moving day is necessary to ensure that your move is completed efficiently. Hiring professional movers in Kitchener is a wise investment, as they will do all the difficult work for you, including moving heavy items, and loading and unloading the truck.

However, when the job is complete and your movers leave, there still remains plenty of work for you. When it comes to unpacking boxes, being organized can go a long way and save you a lot of time.  All you will need to get started is a couple of sharpies or black water-proof markers, and coloured stickers or tape for colour coding.  Properly labeling boxes will help your movers in quickly unloading boxes into the correct areas of the house. It will also help you when you begin unpacking, making for a stress-free moving experience.

Use a Colour Code System to Label Boxes

Colour coding boxes with stickers, coloured tape, or markers, can help you to organize your move. Allocate a different colour for each room, this way you will know exactly where each box should be placed. For example, you may decide that all kitchen items will go into boxes with a blue label on them.

Label Boxes 

Whether or not you choose to use a colour coding system, labeling boxes is still necessary. Labels should identify where each box should go, for instance “kids room”, or “main floor washroom”. You should also clearly label breakable items as “Fragile” or “Glass”.  Also be sure to indicate any necessary handling instructions, such as “this side up” or “do not stack”.  Also, when labeling boxes we recommend using a sharpie or black permanent marker, and writing in large print. Write on all sides of boxes. Make sure your labels are easy to read.

Indicate the Contents of Each Box 

While it may seem like non essential extra work, indicating the contents of each box on one side of the box will help you when it comes time to unpack. If you are in need of an important item that is packed away (such as a phone charge),  it will be very frustrating to start rummaging through all your boxes in search of it. Content labels will be very useful, ensuring that you can find anything you need quickly and easily without making a mess and wasting time. 

Number Your Boxes

Numbering your boxes is useful to ensure that everything has arrived. For example, if you have 15 boxes dedicated to the kitchen, you can label them as 1/15, 2/15, 3/15, and so on. This is a smart inventory system to keep track of your belongings, and it will also help you Kitchener movers stay organized as well.

Hire Professional Movers

Hire Professional Movers

Hiring a professional Kitchener moving service will ensure that you have experienced and trained movers who will follow your system. They also may be able to offer you tips to stay organized and make your move simple and efficient.  We hope that this article will assist you in making your move more easy and less stressful!

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