Moving Tips

September 2016

Box Labeling Made Interesting

No matter how hard we try to present moving as something pleasant, we would never be able to make you like it. Because all people see moving as a necessary waste of time. This is why many of you don’t try hard to prepare for your move and don’t like to follow strict guidelines on how to manage their move.

In the past we have talked about labeling boxes, and how this can actually save you a lot of time and make the entire move easier. But through feedback we now know that most of you still find it quite tiresome to write everything down and label every single box with the items in there. Most of you opt for just writing down “Kitchen”, “Bedroom” and so on. But today we have tip for you that will make the entire process at least a bit more interesting.


Sure, moving isn’t an activity people enjoy, but you can at least try to have a bit of fun while doing it. And because all people have a little bit of artistic tendencies in them, we know that our new method works. But first things first – don’t forget to get good moving boxes and supplies before you start everything. This way you will be sure that your items will be well-protected and safe.

Bring In the Colors

We’ve already mentioned packing supplies but there is an additional thing you need to get. Colors! Get sharpies in different colors, big stickers in different colors, sheets of paper in different colors – everything you can find. Color coding can be one of the most fun things to do. But how should you do it? It is simple!

The average home has up to 6 or 7 different rooms. Color code them! Assign each room a color and write down a checklist on a respectively colored sheet for that room. Use the respectively colored sharpies to write down what every box that goes in that room contains. Some people go as far as wrapping each box in colored foil, so if you like that – go for it!

The fun thing is that everything goes. And you can use some mnemonic to remember which color corresponds to which room. White is for kitchen, because most appliances are white, blue is for bathroom, because water runs there (fun, right?), brown for the living room, because it has furniture (wood – brown), red may be for the dining room, green can be your bedroom, because it is a tranquilizing color.

As you see, you can have a lot of fun with figuring out how to color code your rooms and boxes. This is a great way to make the entire process a lot less tedious and boring. Plus, if you have kids, you can actually make them help you and they will enjoy it as well!

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