If you’ve found yourself in your new home with a gigantic pile of unlabelled boxes, wondering where to start – it’s now too late to start regretting your lack of enthusiasm and appreciation for box-labelling! Sorry! SO, finally, you’ve come around and realised that proper labelling can save a lot of time even though it is time-consuming to begin with.
Get the Right Tools
Things you need to label your stuff properly include:
- permanent markers,
- post-it notes or some other stickers in different colors,
- sticky tape,
- and of course, the boxes.
If you are planning to store some of the boxes in a storage unit, we suggest that you use permanent markers.
Decide Which Labelling Method You Are Going to Use
Mark your boxes according to the room, for instance, one box can be labeled “kitchen,” the other “bedroom,” etc. Also, you can assign each room or box a color, for example, every red box goes to the bathroom and every yellow one, to the living room. Labeling boxes with colors makes them easy to identify, and is a huge time saver.
Another labeling method includes marking the boxes according to items you put in them. For instance, all cutlery goes into one box marked – Cutlery, towels into another corresponding box.
If you are planning to store some of the boxes in a rented storage unit, do not label them with colors – after a few months, you will forget what the labels represent. In this case, the best thing to do is to label them according to content.
Anyway, when it comes to packing, do not be lazy. Take time to label every box properly. It will save you a lot of time during unpacking.
So, start packing and labeling! But if you need some help, don’t be shy and get in touch with us!