How To Colour Code Your Moving Boxes For A Stress-Free Move

Why Colour Code Your Moving Boxes?

Packing can be a challenge, but the bigger challenge is making sure your moving boxes end up in the right room so unpacking is a cinch. Before you fill your boxes for moving, put an organisation plan into place to make the move simple. The most effective packing method is colour-coding and using labels and stickers to manage the organisation process. 

How to Colour Code Your Moving Boxes

Colour Coded Moving Boxes
Colour Coded Moving Boxes

Before you get started, you need a permanent pen, some labels in different colours and tape in similar colours, if possible. Then:

  1. Assign a specific colour to each item category, for example: 
  • White for linen
  • Green for outdoors
  • Red for living spaces
  • Yellow for kids’ bedrooms
  • Black for kitchen or laundry
  1. Use coloured tapes, sticky notes, or markers that correspond to each item category.
  1. Pick bright colours to easily identify moving boxes for different rooms.
  1. Place the same colour-coded moving boxes in a designated area.
  1. Create a list of all colour-coded moving boxes so you know what’s what (and you can give this to the removalists as well).

Which Colours Are Best For Moving?

The best colours for moving are bright, difficult-to-miss colours. Yellow, white, black, green, blue, red, orange, and any colour that stands out against the moving boxes you have purchased is ideal. It’s also a good idea to choose intuitive colours – like green for gardening and outdoors, blue for bathrooms, and white for linen.

In the event that you are moving somewhere with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, you might want to choose a different colour to differentiate between each individual room. Remember to take clear notes on which one is which so the movers place each box in the correct room upon arrival. 

Use green colour-coded labels to pack up your shed and outdoor space. Use yellow to denote the contents of your kitchen. If you have a dining room, orange might pair well as these rooms are generally adjacent to each other. You can use red to pack your living room, and black is ideal for accessories, electronics, or just miscellaneous items.

Final Notes

If this all sounds like too much effort, what you need is a team of professionals to handle the process for you. You don’t need to worry about how to colour code moving boxes or where to buy boxes for moving if you hire a service to provide the packing materials and do the packing for you. Take the stress out of moving by utilising our packing professionals!