Label your boxes like a professional packer
There are no strict rules on how exactly you will label your moving boxes as it is a uniquely individual process that comes down to personal preferences. And yet, you are encouraged to follow a few guidelines which have been proven to work great and which should help you eliminate the chances of making unpleasant packing mistakes.
For best results, follow these tips for labeling your moving boxes to complete the packing project in style:
How to label boxes for moving
Pick the box labeling method that you feel most comfortable with and stick with it until you’ve labeled all your moving boxes. The worst you can do while labeling boxes when moving house is to decide to switch from one labeling method to the other in the middle of the packing process.
Write the following information on each box (unless you’re using numbers): destination room, contents, and handling instructions. If you just finished packing a box full of fragile and breakable items, you must mark that fact down on the outside of the box so that whoever’s handling it can be more careful. Whenever needed, write FRAGILE or HANDLE WITH CARE with big black or red letters to attract the carrier’s attention.
Label the top and two sides of each cardboard box. You want to make sure that your writing will be visible on at least one side even when the boxes are neatly stacked one on top of the other. After all, you can’t afford to waste valuable time moving around and looking at each and every container until you get lucky enough to spot the one you need at that very moment.
Attach moving labels to your boxes by using clear packing tape over them so that they don’t fall off, or get torn or wet during transportation. You could choose to use glue to make the colored or non-colored labels stay where they are supposed to, but that is usually slower than taping the labels over with quality tape. Besides, using glue can make things unnecessarily messy during the haul.
Be extra careful when labeling second-hand boxes. If you have secured used cardboard boxes in great condition, some of the containers may already have inscriptions and markings on them. To avoid confusion, tape your labels directly above the old ones to mask them. If that is not really possible, then take pieces of colored paper and just glue them over the old labels or stickers.
Consult this FMCSA Moving Checklist to make sure you are 100% ready to move.
It’s not a big secret that packing up an entire home can prove to be a truly overwhelming job. In fact, it’s one of those pre-move tasks where extra non-professional or professional help is strongly advised.
And if packing up all your earthly possessions proves to be too much for you, why don’t you contact reputable full-services moving companies and ask them to quote you a price that includes the add-on services of professional packing?
The efficiency, safety, insurance, and peace of mind you get when letting professional Packers and Movers pune to Hyderabad do what they do best should be worth every single dollar of your investment.