Moving requires a lot of planning. You have to create your moving schedule that dictates by when you have to be finished packing, when you’ll need to rent the moving truck, and when you will actually be moving all of your belongings to your new home.
But in the hubbub of all the planning and the rush to get things packed and ready to go on the date you’ve determined, you may forget one very important detail that can make your move and unpacking ten times easier: box labeling.
Every box you pack should be identified on three sides, the top and two sides, by at least the room where it belongs. By making sure each box says “Living Room,” “Kitchen,” “Bathroom,” or whichever room it’s for, you’ll know where it should go in your new house. When you already have at least the room where the box goes, you’ll be able to put those boxes in the appropriate room in your new place right away, negating the need to go scouring around the house for that one last box that is supposed to go in the kitchen. Some other helpful labels to put on each box, in order of importance are:
- Very Heavy;
- No Stacking (if nothing should go on top);
- Number (i.e. bookshelf 1/8); and
- Contents details (i.e. cups, plates, toilet paper).
The more detail you can fit the better, but you should at least write down the room and whether it is fragile. You don’t want fragile items tossed into the moving truck willy-nilly.
Packing and moving can be very stressful, but with some helpful packing tips and other moving services, you’ll be out of your old house and into your new one in no time! For your packing, moving, and self-storage needs, contact STORBOX in Pasadena at (626) 793-9888.