When you are preparing for a move to a new home, you may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of not only packing everything up but also positioning and unpacking your belongings once the move is finished. You may worry that boxes and pieces of furniture will be placed in the wrong rooms, especially if you have not established a system designed to differentiate them. If so, use the following tips to help make it easier for the moving company to know where to put everything in your new home.
1. Use Different Colored or Patterned Tape for Each Room
One thing you can do to help keep boxes and bags organized is to color-code them with different colored or patterned tape. Instead of taping up boxes with standard packaging tape then writing the corresponding room on the surface with a marker, make the designation more noticeable with tape that corresponds to different areas of your new home.
For example, you can use blue for your bedrooms then select bright red for kitchen items. You can even use tape with a colorful pattern, such as ducks, for the bathroom.
To remember which color is which, place a small piece of tape on a piece of paper, then write the name of the room next to it. You can also make a copy for the movers. Then, before they arrive, place corresponding pieces of tape on the doors of each room to make it easier for the movers to color-match the boxes and rooms.
2. Mark Furniture Placement with Painter's Tape
Especially if you wish to dive right into unpacking while the movers are bringing in your furniture, you may not have time to direct where you want each piece of furniture. Or, you may want to have some time to figure out the positioning of the furniture.
If this is the case, you can mark off the areas where each piece will ultimately go with painter's tape. The tape is designed to stick to most surfaces and will peel off without leaving residue on your floors or carpets.
To mark the furniture locations, box out areas with the tape where each piece will go. Then, on the piece closest to where the movers will be coming in, write which piece of furniture should go into each space. Once the furniture is in place, you can then easily peel the tape up.
Using the tips above can make it easier for the movers to unload and position your boxes and furniture once they arrive at your new home. For more tips on making the moving process easier, speak with a representative from the moving company.