One of my least favorite things about moving and packing, is having to write on all the boxes because I get so tired of writing the same thing over and over again. If you’ve ever moved you know what I mean! For this move I decided I would print out bright colored labels to identify each of the boxes, which would make it easy for my friends to know where the boxes go, and it would save me from having to write on all the boxes! I bought these shipping labels from Office Depot and I love them because they are super bright and nice and big (2″x4″).
After purchasing the labels I used Microsoft Word to print out what I wanted all the labels to say. I have a lot of fragile stuff so I used all the bright pink sheets to make the “FRAGILE” labels. The other colors I divided between bedrooms, bathrooms, the kitchen, decor, office, playroom, etc.
Looking at this picture makes my OCD side get all excited! What crazy organized person wouldn’t love to have these awesome, bright labels for moving and packing!?
After printing the labels I put them on all my boxes and furniture. It’s important to label the furniture too so it’s easy for your friends, or movers, to know right where everything goes.
I also printed these bright colored pieces of paper to hang up at the new house, to identify the rooms for the movers.
With the boxes labeled and the rooms labeled my friends and family will know right where to put everything, and then I won’t be searching for misplaced boxes later on!
One of my other least favorite things about moving is having to call around to change our address and all our utilities over to the new house. Luckily, this time, I was able to switch a lot of them online, but I still spent a good amount of time on the phone too. While I was waiting on the phone I created this handy dandy checklist to share with you!
Click HERE to get the printable version.
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