No one enjoys the process of moving – that’s just as close to fact as you’re going to get. Organizing and sifting through your life’s worth of accumulation can often make you feel as though selling the whole lot would be well worth avoiding the process altogether. But, the reality is, you’ve just got to suck it up and get through it.
The best way to avoid complete chaos is by properly use the power of labels to keep your belongings (and your mind) organized. So before you start scribbling randomly on the side of those boxes – or worse, neglecting to label boxes altogether – use these tips first to help keep your move as chaos-free as possible.
Write Labels on Separate Paper
Many people will grab their marker and start scribbling directly on the boxes. But if you’ve just purchased a ton of those boxes from your moving supply source, you know how those purchases can add up. Boxes are one of those items that you can easily collapse and keep stacked away for future use, because chances are you will probably need them again at some point in the future.
So instead of writing directly on the box, write your contents on separate paper and tape it onto the box. That way, there won’t be several lists of items scribbled on for you to decipher in the future. Plus, it’s much easier to see!
Use What Makes Sense to You
There’s really no right or wrong way at labelling your items, as long as it makes sense to you. Just be sure to be clear and use legible writing when labeling. Try to keep similar items together, or package them according to the rooms that they originated from. That way, when it comes time to unpack, you can easily know which room to place specific boxes in, which will make your life a whole lot easier. Vancouver movers can simplify your move like you wouldn’t believe, but even they can’t decipher chicken scratch handwriting.
Use Permanent, Colour-Coded Markers
Whether you chose to use a black marker, or prefer to go for colour-coded, make sure that they are permanent markers. This is especially important for long-term storage. You don’t want any of those labels fading over time. And consider using different colours if you’re looking to take your organization up a notch. You can assign specific colours for specific rooms.
Simplifying any aspect of the moving process, both packing and unpacking, is something to always take into consideration. And when it comes to packing and labelling, a few extra careful steps of maintaining order and organization can prove to significantly help you down the road when you’re stuck looking at a mountain of boxes. So take the extra time and effort now to save yourself time and effort later.
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