How to Label Boxes When Moving House?

Ray Vel
Last Updated:
November 24, 2021

The organization is key to a systematic and efficient moving process. While it may seem a bit of a daunting task, one that requires extra effort. It truly is quite the opposite. To label boxes when moving makes for an efficient and quicker process. One that eliminates any kind of difficulties for you or the moving company.

It’s quite natural to think that with everything going with the moving, you have a chore to do. On the contrary, it's one that you’ll thank yourself later for. In this article, we will explain all the benefits that come along with the labeling process and how to do it.

Why label moving boxes?

It’s the same reason why you label your desktop folders and office files. To know what information is where or in the moving process which product is for which room and in which box. It's very simple and quite a useful tip. For instance, labeling boxes with fragile items will not only protect the items from damage but also ensure that the moving company or you are more careful with lifting and moving them around.

How to label boxes when moving?

How to Label Boxes When Moving House?

Pack up

The first thing is to pack up everything the right way. Start with gathering lots of cardboard boxes, a pair of shears, adhesive tapes, and bubble wraps. When you have everything start from a room that does not require frequent traffic like your guest lounging area.

When you're done with the packing, the next stage is to label everything.

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Get labeling

The best way to come around is to label according to the rooms. For instance, all the kitchen items should go in a kitchen inventory box and the master bedroom things in the master bedroom labeled box. For items that are delicate, use more packing materials for protection and pack them together.

Another great tip is to use color coding for the labeling process. This makes it so much easier to locate the boxes meant for a particular room.

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Make an inventory list of all the items in a box

So you now have all your bedroom stuff in a box but how will you know nothing gets lost? You make an inventory list.

This inventory list can be a part of the label detailing everything it contains. so when you get to unpacking all your stuff, you’ll see right away if anything is missing or not.

Secure the label correctly

The moving process can be a bit tough to the loosely fastened labels. So to avoid that fit the label on the box using adhesive tape if necessary. Also, make sure that the marker you write with is bold and does not erase when sliding in the truck with other label moving boxes. For best results place the label tag on top for best visual and minimal damage.

Get professionals to help you out

An expert moving company does this nitty-gritty for you. If you’re occupied with work or have little time to do all these tasks, then hire a professional moving company. They will ensure that the process is efficient and will know which box goes where.

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