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How To Properly Use Labels, Stickers, and Lists To Aid Your Move

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. Finding the Proper Labels
  2. Using the Proper Labels
  3. A Word About Lists
Using The Proper Labels

So, you’ve managed to get all of your belongings safely packed into containers. But the organization process doesn’t end there, because once you close up all those boxes you need to make sure you actually know what’s inside of them.

As you start to prepare for your move and start buying materials needed for organizing your belongings, you will no doubt encounter a wide variety of stickers, labels, and other tools meant to help you. Follow this guide to understand what to use, how to use it, and when to use it.

Finding the Proper Labels

Thankfully, today’s movers have the advantage of being able to purchase labels for virtually every need. It is easy to find labels that are color-coded, which is a great aid to your organization process. Additionally, many labels are pre-printed with room names on them, which is quite convenient. Here’s where to find some good labels:

  • Amazon has some great label packages for really good prices.
  • The Container Store should be on your list of stores to visit anytime you are making a big move. Not only do they have loads of (surprise) containers, but they also have a good selection of moving labels for fair prices.

It is also pretty easy to find high-quality labels that you can print from the web entirely for free. Here are some great places to find good labels:

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Using the Proper Labels

When figuring out where to put your labels, always remember to affix any crucial information based on the viewpoint of whoever is moving your boxes. This means you should ensure that all labels and other methods of organization on your boxes are kept in the most visible areas of the box. The top of the box is almost always a safe bet, but if you know a certain set of boxes will be stacked on top of each other, then it would be best to place labels and all other information on the sides of those particular boxes.

Whatever labels and stickers you choose to go with, here’s the essential information you will need to put on it:

  • Brief description of each box’s contents
  • Box’s weight (or approximate weight)
  • Any special instructions. This includes anything that needs a “fragile” label or anything that should be placed in a specific part of your new home.
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A Word About Lists

If you want a little more privacy from your hired movers, you can always make your own list that details everything you need to know about every box. You can match each description with a unique box number for your personal reference. This can also serve as a money-saving option for you, as it cuts back significantly on costs related to labeling and organizing all of your boxes.

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