56. How To Label and Organize Your Moving Boxes When Buying or Selling in Minneapolis MN

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Whether you are buying or selling, there is going to be a move in your future. When it comes to moving, things are going to get hectic. While you may know a few tips for making a move easier ( such as using sturdy moving boxes, packing lighter objects in larger boxes and packing heavier items in small boxes), this wont be enough. There are many important details that movers often overlook. Failing to get these right will be the difference between your move being a quick and easy experience, or a messy ordeal.

One of the best ways to reduce all the moving day chaos is to know how to label and organize your moving boxes, when buying or selling in Minneapolis. In this blog post, we will cover a few important tips that will make your moving experience as easy as possible. You should always remember that when it comes to moving, organization is the key to success.

Moving Binder

The last thing you need on moving day is having to search for a lost moving list, when packing the moving truck. Using a binder instead, to control your stress levels and organize your life, is a great way to ensure that everything is handled in an organized fashion. You can keep important papers, lists, and labels securely in your binder, until it is time to start packing. You may want to grab a clear pencil pouch for the binder, to keep any small items of importance during the move together. This will help you make sure that they don’t get lost.


Knowing how to harness the power of labels when buying or selling in Minneapolis will be an enormous help when it’s time to organize your moving boxes. If you want to keep your labels in a secure location, you can hole punch them and fit them inside your binder. When doing this, it’s advisable to punch them as close to the outer edge as possible. Be sure not to put labels on anything other than boxes, unless you are certain that they will be easily removable. For furniture or larger belongings, you will want to tie on labels or stick on easy-peel tags in order to save your precious finishes. It might also not be a bad idea to place labels on more than one side of the box, in order to quickly locate information during the rush of unloading the moving truck or unpacking.

Supply Kit

You will want to keep a large, preferably clear, container that you can then use to fit store your moving binder, along with any other supplies you may need for packing and moving. This will make the job of labeling and organizing your moving boxes much more efficient when buying or selling in Minneapolis. 

Red stickers labelled “Fragile” can be added to boxes that require a more gentle touch. You may also wish to use a color coding system ( e.g: every box for one particular room is labeled in the same color). Before you begin packing though, you will want to have markers, packing tape, material to fill in open spaces as well as to wrap up any fragile items. Consider using environmentally friendly options for this purpose, such as biodegradable plastics. 

Box Index

Creating a box index that coordinates with the labels is another helpful way to organize your moving boxes, when buying or selling in Minneapolis. While it may sound like an overwhelming task, to write down the contents of each box, you will thank yourself for the effort. Trying to remember which box contains what can be an ordeal. Once you get started, you’ll see that the job of jotting everything down actually goes quite quickly.

Open Me First

Bare in mind that the order you use when loading boxes into your moving truck is important. In order to ensure that you have the easiest experience possible, you will want to plan this in advance.Ensure that you have special labels at hand. These can be used to denote the order by which you would like each box ( or group of boxes) to be loaded up. You should also keep in mind the items you will need for your first night in your new home, in addition to the clothing and personal sundries you’ll want to have on hand. These must all be packed last. Remember some food for staving off hunger and if you are a coffee person, don’t pack it too far away. Your future self with thank you on the following morning. 

Don’t Delay

While it is advisable to begin packing as early as possible, allow yourself 2 – 3 weeks ( if possible) to label and organize your moving boxes when buying or selling in Minneapolis. Whatever your plan of attack, you will want to set a goal of completing the night before the move, with your “open me first” boxes already set. You could decide to finish room by room, with a certain date in mind for each room. Otherwise, you could have a goal of a certain number of boxes per day, until you have completed your task.

FastPath Home Buyers can provide you with even more hints and tips on how to label and organize your moving boxes when buying or selling in Minneapolis. To learn more about how we can help you, send us a message or give FastPath Home Buyers a call today at (612) 351-2384 and we will answer all of your questions!