Labeling Tips

Helpful Labeling Tips

Properly labeling your possessions can prevent many inconveniences and misunderstandings. It is a little time consuming but also a simple and important part of your relocation process and will save you much time when you arrive at your new home. By having each item labelled it will make your move more organized and prevent having them delivered to the wrong rooms of your new home and you will not have to open each box to figure out what’s in them. Proper labeling can also reduce the chance of your goods getting damaged and it will allow us to be more careful to avoid putting heavy boxes on light or fragile ones.

Minimum labeling for your movers

  • Color code each item to correspond with the information provided by your moving consultant that way the movers know where each item will go in your new home.
  • Write “handle with care” or “fragile” on any box containing delicate or easily broken objects.
  • Label any box that you plan on taking yourself as “Do Not Move”.
  • Always label the top and at least one side of each box to ensure that your labels will be easily seen.

Labeling items for your benefit with the following information

  • List the contents of each box, so that you know what is in it before you unpack.
  • Label boxes as “Unpack First” or clearly mark them with a big “O” as this will let you know which boxes contain the most important day-to-day necessary items.
  • You may want to keep a separate list of the contents of each box marked with a coinciding number, so you can find and unpack the items as you need them.
  • Make sure you use a large, dark permanent marker for your labeling. It’s a good idea to have at least two markers handy, in case one gets lost or runs out of ink.