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Tips for labeling your moving boxes

We all will packing and moving to a new place as a very difficult task. It is better to plan everything in advance as staying organized will reduce a lot of chaos and stress.

A great way to do that is to introduce structural organization during your home shifting. You can do it by using a fool proof labeling system once you have packed the cardboard boxes. It does not take up much time but will  keep you stress-free on moving day as well as when you finally have to unpack.

Here are some top 4 tips for labeling your moving cardboard boxes for the big day.

1. Keep the labeling tools handy
Channel your inner Monica and become super organized! Get the below listed stationary for labeling the boxes.

The basic thing you need for labeling the moving boxes are 2-3 permanent markers. Get thick tip ones. Make sure they are of good quality and brand. Avoid purchasing the cheapest markers, you can use this to write on tools for another purpose once the moving is done. Buy at least 4-5 different color set of markets. You can use different colors to label different room belongings. This will make the unpacking easy. You cannot predict the weather on a moving day, it is always best to prepare for rain in advance. Always use waterproof marker pens to avoid smudging of the label. You may also like to get some scotch tape.

2. Color codes are secret weapons
The best possible way to label the boxes is by using a color coding system. This concept is effective as well as simple enough to follow. Choose a color for each room and use it until the last box is packed!
Eg. if you choose the color red for living room use the red market and mark all the cardboard boxes in the living with red color. You can also write living room on them and mention the exact content of each cardboard box.

3. Follow the old number method
Another good way to label cardboard boxes are to make use of numbers in addition to color coding. You would not require any marker to write down the content of each box, it will save a lot of time. You can assign a unique number to every container and prepare a master inventory list.

The list will consist of the content of each cardboard box. Don’t lose the master inventory list, else all your efforts would be in vain. It is better to keep 2-3 copies of the list in separate place.  You can also photograph the list so that it stays in your mobile!

4. Method to Label the moving boxes
You can label the boxes as per your convenience, but be sure to label the top and sides, both of the cardboard boxes. Make sure the writing is visible and readable. Using a packing tape over the label is the best way to attach them to the moving boxes.  Once you have packed the box with delicate and breakable items, it is must to mark “Handle with care or Fragile” with big fonts or red color in order to attract attention of any person who maybe handling it.

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