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The importance of labeling moving boxes


If you decided to relocate, you probably heard of how important it is to plan your move and stay on top of organizing your belongings. Especially if you are not an organized person by nature, you should know how labeling moving boxes is important on the day of the move. You don’t want to settle in a new apartment and start unpacking not knowing which box is which. U.Santini Moving & Storage NYC can help you organize and plan your move better, so when the time comes, your relocation will be stress-free. Keep reading and enjoy the process.

Gather supplies

First things first, you will need some supplies to safely pack your belongings. You should get as many boxes as possible. Preferably, you won’t buy the boxes as the move itself is expensive. You can get your boxes at a nearby store, as they will throw them away, so this is a win-win situation for both. Next, you need to get some colorful markers and labels. We recommend you dedicate a marker (color) to each room you will pack. You will also need a lot of bubble wrap, especially if you hired long distance movers Brooklyn, and you want to keep your stuff safe during the long drive.

Labeled boxes
During a move, you need your belongings organized and labeled, so you don’t lose track of them

Tips for labeling moving boxes

The easiest way to keep an eye on your belongings is to label them correctly. This will also save you some time, and prevent possible loss of your boxes. We gathered some crucial tips to help you organize and plan:

  • prioritize your boxes
  • create a color-coding and numbering system
  • use all sides for labeling moving boxes

Once you are moved in, you don’t want to be opening every box just to find something really important and needed as soon as you settle in, like kitchen supplies. If an item needs to be unpacked right away, write “High” (or “H”). If it can be unpacked more slowly, and if it can stay packed for a long time, label it as “M” (“Medium”) or “L” (“Low”). This will also be useful if you are storing your boxes. We recommend a couple of storage Brooklyn has to offer, so you have a safe place for your belongings.

Labeling moving boxes with a marker
Use cardboard, bubble wrap, and colorful markets for Labeling moving boxes

To make it easy to find items and identify whether every box has been delivered, use a numbering or a color-coding system. Each box gets a color (room also) and a number. When the boxes arrive you will know if a certain box is missing.

Labeling moving boxes on all sides

This tip is useful if you are using storage NYC. You will find your boxes easier in a storage unit if it’s coded correctly and visibly. The movers you hire will need to know where to place your belongings when they arrive at your new address (or storage unit). They won’t have to turn every box over and over again trying to find the label. If your property is quite heavy, your movers may not be able to carry it all. Labeling moving boxes on each side and adding more information about the contents, such as if it’s fragile or needs special care is super important.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we've earned our reputation through honesty and transparency. We're here to address all your questions and provide peace of mind as you choose our moving services in Brooklyn.

What are your working hours?

We are open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM–5 PM, but feel free to contact us through our contact form anytime. We'll get back to you ASAP.

Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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