How To Make Packing Fun!
Most people probably typically don’t think of packing for a move as something that can be fun, but why not? Wouldn’t that make it more bearable? In this blog we are going to provide you with a few fun tips to help make packing up your house more fun and colorful by using colorful labels!
Although arranging belongings in boxes just so might be an artistic endeavor (or a game like Tetris), for now we’re going to focus on using color-coded labels. They make both unpacking the moving truck and unpacking each box a whole lot easier.
It takes a little more time at the front end to organize the labeling, but once you begin the move in process at the other end, you will be glad you did. You will save a lot of time when you arrive at your new home.
Use Colorful Labels
Find colorful stickers…lots of colorful stickers. Make sure they are big enough so you can recognize them at a quick glance. Assign each room in your new home a different color. Perhaps make a key so you don’t forget: a house map showing each room with its corresponding color. Then as you pack, each box or container gets a colored sticker on top and on at least three sides.
If that box of books was in the living room but will be in the family room, use the family room colored sticker.
On moving day, put the correct sticker next to the door for each room. Post the color key map at the front door to help guide your movers on moving day. If some boxes wind up in the wrong room, no biggie, you’ll be able to relocate them easily.
Time to switch to another labeling topic: listing the contents inside each container. How much time are you willing to put in for preparation?
To protect yourself against loss, and to be the ultimate organizer, create a master list and label each container with a number using a waterproof permanent marker. If the truck is unpacked and you’re missing a box, you can tell the movers exactly what’s in it.
On your master list, write the box number, room assignment and general contents, such as “#1: Kitchen: Pots & Pans” or “#27: Family Room: Board Games.” Computers make this easy.
If you don’t use inventory stickers or even a master inventory, at least identify each box on the box. Use a permanent marker to note its general contents, such as “Canned Goods” or “Sheets & Towels.”
When you pack fragile items, go ahead and label the box “Fragile.” However, that’s just a reminder. You still shouldn’t pack your delicate items haphazardly.
Movers aren’t responsible for breakage if your packing is faulty, although a reminder is helpful for anyone who may handle a box with fragile items.
Label one box “Open First.” This holds the essentials like as toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, first aid kit, tools, and dishes and utensils you’ll need straightaway. You might want to move this box in your car so you’ll know where it is at all times.
Each person should also have a box or suitcase clearly labeled with a name and “First Night.” This includes sleepwear, a change of clothes, medicines, and anything else that’s really needed, such as a nightlight, special blanket, toys or a book.
Should you need guidance or help moving, please be sure to give Yarnall Moving & Storage Solutions a call!