If you have ever moved to a new home, then you probably remember what chaos it was. You spent months with boxes littering your home as you tried to pack up all of your worldly belongings. In one long day, they were loaded into a moving truck and then unloaded into your new home. Then began the process of unpacking. You had to tear open boxes looking for the most crucial items, and lug everything around. By the end of the first 3 hours, every muscle in your body was aching.
Moving does NOT have to be like this. And it doesn’t even take rocket science of a big monetary investment to make moving less chaotic. All you need is this simple tip:
Color Code Your Boxes
If you don’t use color coded labels on your boxes, then the movers will just put them down in the first room in your new home. That means you will have to carry all of the boxes to their right place. Unless these boxes are labeled, then you won’t even know where to take them.
By contrast, if you just smack a colored stick on boxes in one room, you can tell the movers “put all of the Green sticker boxes in the kitchen, all of the pink sticker boxes in the master bedroom.”
Devising a color coding system for your moving boxes is very easy. Just go to any office supply store and pick up some color stickers. You will need as many colors as rooms you have. Then assign each room its own color.
On moving day, let the movers know about your color coding system. You can put one of the color stickers on each door so the movers can easily see which colors go where.
The color coding system works even better if you take some time to organize your home before packing. Spend a few days to make sure every item is in its proper room. So, those scissors your daughter borrowed for her school project will need to go back into the office. The tools in the junk drawer will need to go back into the garage. The toys strewn around your home will go back into the playroom.
This will make it much easier to pack by room. Otherwise, you will have to waste a lot of time walking around your new home when unpacking to return those items to their rightful places.
Moving can be a stressful process, but it doesn’t have to be when using these simple 3 steps:
1. Start early! The sooner you start planning for your move, the better off you’ll be. Start by looking for a new apartment or house that meets all of your needs, then begin packing up any items that don’t have to be moved immediately.
2. Pack smartly! Make sure to use durable boxes and bubble wrap when possible and label each box clearly so that the movers know what room it should go in once they arrive at their destination. Also make sure not to pack anything fragile in a box that’s too small — this can result in broken dishes or vases during transportation.
3. Consider hiring professional movers, such as Boxstar moving services. While moving yourself is usually cheaper than hiring professionals, it can also take longer than expected and result in more damaged items due to improper lifting techniques or using the wrong equipment (such as ropes instead of slings).