If you're getting ready to pack for a move, you want to do all you can to make the process as easy as possible. Moving is already very tiring and anything you can do to make it easier will be a big benefit to you. Creating a packing chart will make both the packing and unpacking a lot easier once you get to your new place. Follow the instructions below to make a chart:
Number your boxes
The first thing you want to do is to mark each and every box with a number. It's best to mark the boxes on all sides so you can see the number no matter how they are stacked.
You may find it best to have the boxes separated into the rooms they belong in as well. An example would be to have boxes 1 through 5 for the kitchen, boxes 6 through 10 for the living room and so on. This will make it even easier for you to know where to look on the list for specific items.
Make a chart
You want to make a chart that lists the boxes by their number and has a full description of everything each box has packed inside of them. You also want to make sure you put which room the box goes in on the chart. Instead of detailing every single item on the list, you can put something such as "top dresser drawer" or "kitchen junk drawer". This allows you to know what's in the box without needing to write down little items such as pens, envelopes, paper, magazines, etc.
Star important boxes
You can make it easier to locate all of the items that you're going to need first by writing a star on both the box and the chart. When the boxes are stacked, you want to make sure the boxes with the stars on them are packed up last so they end up in the front. This way, you will be able to get to them first and retrieve the items you need the most.
Once you get to your destination you can pull out your chart and locate your belongings quickly. This will help you move in a much easier manner than if you had just labeled them in the normal fashion. Make sure to be on the same page as your moving company as you carry out these tips.