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Labeling Your Packing Boxes

What's in this article?
  1. Label Your Packing Boxes
  2. Have Your Markers Ready
  3. Do Not Forget The Labels
  4. Packing Tape Comes In Handy
  5. Use Color Coding
  6. Numbering Also Works
Have Your Markers Ready

Label Your Packing Boxes

Transitioning to a new home is always filled with stress and chaos. However, you need not experience these feelings. The process can only turn out to be difficult if you want it to. Choose disorganization, and it will come. Decide to pack and move in an organized manner, and you end up feeling grateful that you did. One way of being efficient during the move is by adopting a system for labeling the cartons containing your belongings.

In the following tips, you will find guidance on how to win the moving boxes labeling challenge:

Have your markers ready

Before you start labeling, ensure that you have permanent markers at your disposal. You need them to mark your boxes. While buying your marker pens, go for quality brands that serve you long after you have settled into your new abode. Choose waterproof markers whose writing will not smudge under the dry or cold weather. At the same time, invest in different colors, say about four or five.

Do not forget the labels

There are numerous types of stickers that you can use on your packing boxes. Gummed tags are the best since you do not have to apply glue. You only peel back the paper on the gummed side and stick it on one side of the carton. To make your work easy, look for pre-printed labels with room names. With these, you do not have to write the box contents. If you like, design and print out your own stickers.

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Do Not Forget The Labels

Packing tape comes in handy

You need quality tape to fasten the flaps on packing boxes. The transparent type can still work but if you seek perfection, buy colored packing tape. The colors help to identify which container belongs where. Besides, the quicker you separate cartons after arriving in your new house, the sooner you will finish unpacking.

Use color coding

Earmark a color for every room. For example, blue for the living room, orange for the bedroom and green for the kitchen. Mark all boxes containing stuff packed from the different places with the selected color. To help the movers, stick colored papers in the living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen doors.

Numbering also works

If you find colors to be intimidating or don’t have the labels, you could resort to the use of numbers. Numbering a packing box is the most exciting of all methods. What it entails is to allocate a unique number to every carton. Once you do, go to an earlier prepared list and put the digit against the carton’s contents.

The choice of labeling your packing boxes is purely an individual one. Once you have the markers and labels, get down to work. Make sure you put a sticker on the top as well as the sides. Also, use a legible font for easy identification. That way, personnel from the moving company will know how to arrange the boxes. In addition to using gummed labels, add another layer of clear tape on top to keep them in place.

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