Once you have all the sturdy storage boxes you need to safely pack your valuable possessions, there’s still one more thing you’ll need to have on hand – a thick, black Sharpie marker.
No matter how carefully you pack everything, you should also clearly label the outside of every box. At the very least, include the name of the room the box goes in (kitchen) or a summary of what is inside the box (books). Ideally, including a description of what is inside the box makes it easy to find something later on.
Failing to label your packed boxes usually leads to a frustrated search with every box opened and scattered on the floor of your storage unit or your new home.