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Planning to Move? Find Out How to Organise and Label Your Boxes for Easy Unpacking

Couple working on moving checklist, boxes ready to be filled with things


When you are moving to a new place and it is time to pack your belongings in boxes for the relocation, a lot of people make fatal mistakes. These errors accumulate and end up making the unloading and unpacking part of the move a hassle. A little planning and foresight are all you need to ensure that packing and unpacking do not become a cause for your frustration at a time when you need to stay calm to handle the many aspects of relocation. While it may seem rational to hurry with your packing when the date of the move is almost at your doorstep, it is not wise. A little extra effort will go a long way in making your life easier in your new home. And Chess Moving would be there to take care of the rest and make your relocation as worry-free as possible.

TIPS to organise your boxes when moving for easier unpacking

Tips to Organise Your Boxes When Moving for Easier Unpacking

If you are wondering how you can organise your belongings better when moving, here are some great tips to benefit you:

Label the Boxes on All Sides

While labelling your boxes on all the faces may seem redundant and wasteful, it is actually quite convenient. It helps your moving company sort and arrange the boxes in the right rooms more easily and quickly. They won’t have to turn every box over to see where it goes. This could be a hassle with big boxes as well as boxes containing fragile, breakable items.

Use an Efficient Coding System

While most people swear by colour-coding their boxes or numbering them, you can choose any system that you feel will be most efficient for you. Label boxes by contents, room, usage level, and any other category that will streamline the unpacking step. This is also advantageous for those unloading the boxes, as they can place them in the right locations in the house without being confused.

Mark Boxes For Fragile Items

One thing that is mandatory in any packing and organising system you use is to have a labelling rule for fragile items. You should mark all boxes containing cutlery, electronics, art and décor items, etc. with large, visible labels that clearly indicate breakable items. That way, both you and the moving company employees will easily know that these boxes must be handled with the utmost care.

Label Boxes Based on Priority

Most people do not believe that labelling boxes by priority is a necessity. While it may seem like an overkill, it makes unpacking really convenient later on. You can have the low-priority boxes stored away for the time being while unpacking the high-priority ones first so that they can be used when needed and you can start your life in the new house without the need to unpack everything first.

Maintain a Detailed List

No matter what you pack or how you label your boxes, make sure that you create a list with every single item. Point out which box they are in and how that box is labelled on the list. This way, once you have reached your new home and unloaded, you can simply refer to the list to see that you have everything you need. You can also use this list to quickly navigate to a certain item you need.

Record Every Item Packed

Before closing and sealing all the boxes and loading them, do not forget to take a picture of everything. This is not to help with unpacking per se but rather, if anything is damaged, you can claim insurance and compensation for it. It can also act as an extra mode of keeping track of items along with the list.

WHY you need to hire a SPECIALIST

Specialist moving companies, quite naturally, have the niche skills necessary for the safe packing, loading, transportation, and unloading of all your belongings. While it may seem lucrative to choose an amateur company due to less red tape and lower costs, it may ultimately turn out to be more of a hassle later. If there is any damage, theft, loss, or other issue, it would cost you more to solve the issue than it cost for the actual transportation. It makes much more sense to go with a trusted, reliable, and experienced company with a track record of flawless work and full customer satisfaction.

WHY should you choose us

Chess Moving has established itself as a dependable moving company in Australia. Since our inception in 1967, we have provided quality services to Australians looking to move to another home. Here is what makes us a leader in the removalist industry.

Worldwide Moving Assistance

Whether you are moving to a home in the same city or state, or moving to a completely different state or even another country, Chess Moving can help you with transporting your belongings to your new home. We are equipped and licensed to help you with moving to any part of the world.

Serves All Kinds of Requirements

Whether you are moving homes, offices, or anything else, we are a one-stop destination for relocation services. We do local, interstate, and international relocations, office, library, and overseas business relocation, office and hotel fit-outs, crate hire, packing materials and equipment, asset relocation management systems, HR support, staff relocation management, etc.

Fully Accredited for the Job

We have Occupational Health and Safety (AS/NZS 4801:2001) and Quality Management (AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015) standard certifications and we work only with other accredited outfits. Our Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth offices have FIDI/FAIM registrations for international relocations. You can be assured that your belongings are in safe hands when you choose Chess Moving.

Rigorous Quality Control

Chess Moving is very strict about following all required standards and legislation in the industry. We even ensure that we only work with certified suppliers, subcontractors, and such. Constant risk analysis and customer feedback help us improve our operations and services to the best possible level. We believe in never repeating a mistake.


If you are moving and need the assistance of a moving company that can guarantee safe, hassle-free transportation, then Chess Moving is the right choice.

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