Labeling your boxes properly is crucial to a successful move and unpack. You will want to label the top and the sides of the box. This way the labels can still be seen even when the box is stacked.
First, label the contents that the box holds on the outside of the box. This will allow you to know what is in the box at a glance instead of needed to dig through it.
Next, label if the box has breakable contents and if it should remain upright. Do this by writing “fragile” on the box and using an upward arrow to indicate proper orientation.
If you have several boxes with similar contents, number the boxes. For example, “1 of 4.” This can also be done if you want to number all the boxes that belong to a single room. That way you know you are not forgetting a box.
Lastly, if you indicate the room that each box should be placed in, it will save you time and effort.