Moving is an exciting, busy, stressful, and time-consuming task. So often, people want to rush the move and skip seemingly unimportant things like labeling boxes. While that might seem like a good choice at the moment, it can cause some problems during the move. It is essential to label your boxes to avoid breaking your favorite items and ultimately save time in the long run.

Know Where You Put Your Breakables

It’s difficult to know how best to handle a box if you don’t know what’s in it. Even adequately wrapped and packed breakables can get broken from a mishandled box. Preventing the destruction of your treasured items starts with knowing which boxes they are in. Labeling a box as fragile can remind the movers to handle it with care. 

Know Where to Go

A box without a label is a journey without a map. When your packages make it inside your new home, it is helpful to know where they belong. While it is possible to open boxes one by one to unpack, it saves time to open the box in the correct room. For the most efficient move, label your boxes with the room it belongs in. 

It is unlikely that you will get all the boxes unpacked immediately when you’ve just moved. By having the correct boxes in the right rooms, you can ensure that you will find what you are looking for faster. When items have yet to be unpacked, and you require them, you don’t want to dig through box after box to find them. Labeling is a tremendous asset to moving!

Know What You’ve Got

While a room label is hugely helpful during the moving process, knowing exactly what is in a box can be even more useful. Rather than a simple ‘kitchen’ label, write down what is in the box. Finding eating utensils may be far more critical than locating your vast collection of coffee mugs or décor. Identify what is in the box to save time and effort in the beginning stages of unpacking. 

How to Label

Labeling a box seems like a straightforward task. In most cases, it is. However, there are a few tips that can make your move go a bit smoother. 

  1. Use a bold or easy-to-read marker. 
  2. Color code by room.
  3. Write on all sides of the box.
  4. Mark fragile boxes as such.
  5. Use arrows to denote which way to carry the box.
  6. List items in the box under the room label.

Best Moving Company in Boston

Moving doesn’t have to be a hardship for all involved. When given the proper time and labeling, you can handle a good chunk of the moving process independently. However, when time constraints are causing you stress, packing is overwhelming, or you just want to get some help, Roy’s Moving is the moving professional for you. We can help you and your family move quickly and efficiently. Give us a call today at 617-202-3300 or fill out a contact form!

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