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HackBusters - Color Coding Your Moving Boxes

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Welcome back to the exclusive Movers.com web-series HackBusters. In each episode we take a common or not-so-common moving hack, tip or trick and put it to the test!

If the hack fails, we recommend a similar alternative to get the job done. If the hack is a success, well, you might want to consider implementing it when moving time rolls around.

In our second episode, we take a look at a seemingly simple moving hack: color coding your boxes for a move. Does it make placing your belongings in your new home easier, or are professionals a better option?

How it works

In case you are unaware, color coding your moving boxes is very simple.

  1. Choose a distinct color to represent each room in your new home
  2. Color code each box accordingly with colored packing tape, Post-its or colored markers
  3. Make sure the movers know how your color coding works

Pros of color coding your boxes

  • It's a great way to stay organized
  • When done correctly, boxes arrive in the right place

Cons of color coding your boxes

  • Color blind people could definitely throw a wrench in your plans
  • If you're not careful, the colors you choose may be too similar
  • When not explained properly, things can go awry, leaving you with confused movers
  • It's more time consuming than writing the names of the rooms on your boxes

HackBusters findings

So, what have we learned? While color coding your boxes is a great way to differentiate what goes where, you may run into some snags during your move. Prevent this problem--and any future arguments--by hiring professional movers. Get started by filling out a fast and easy quote form today for no-cost estimates.

Have a moving hack, tip or trick you’d like us to try out for you? Send an email to moversteam [at] movers [dot] com outlining your idea and we may feature it on a future episode of HackBusters!

Cassandra Rose  Posted by Cassandra Rose on February 9, 2015

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