Labels and Tracking
Moving is stressful enough, but planning a move can be even more difficult. You need to figure out how many boxes you will need, what items should go into those boxes and where they are going. That is not all though- you also have to think about labeling your boxes with the correct labels for the room they are in at your new home or apartment! It may seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. In this article we’ll talk about some tips on how to make your move as simple as possible!
The first thing you should do is create a new spreadsheet on Google Docs or Excel and divide it into two columns. Label the first column “Label” and then list all of your rooms from left to right as headers across the top row.
In each cell under those room names, you’ll want to write down what items go in that particular room. For example, if you’re going to move some furniture into a bedroom but not others, put an X next to those items! This will give people moving you boxes more direction when they are packing up your belongings for shipment!
Next we need labels- which can be bought at any office supply store like Staples or Office Depot . We suggest buying one color per label that it makes filing easier later on. If you’re worried about the cost, don’t be- it’s not expensive at all! The entire package costs less than $20 and will last a long time for future moves as well.
The first label should say “Kitchen” with an arrow pointing to your left (or right if you are moving from outside of the U.S.). You want this box to go into your kitchen so make sure its clearly labeled or it might end up in another room by mistake which would defeat the purpose of labeling things initially!
After that is done, we suggest buying different colored labels for each room accordingly: Bedroom Blue Living Room Green Dining Room Yellow Home Office Orange Bathroom Pink Hallway Purple Patio/Yard Light Brown
Now that you have all of your labels ready to go, it’s time for the final step! Make sure every box has one label on each side (or two if its larger) and then make a note in column C which room number they are supposed to be moved into. Once everything is labeled, there should be no mistakes or mix ups at all- making this whole process much easier than expected!
Once again moving does not need to stressful as long as you plan ahead by creating detailed lists like this one! Use our tips above and once you’re done with the next move, come back here so we can help some more.