Almost everyone realizes that moving does require having an inventory of some sort. The reason being is that when you have an inventory list, you are going to be well organized. This organization ensures that you are not going to lose any of your belongings while moving. With this being said, there is more to a moving inventory than simply documenting what is in boxes. It does require a little time and planning, but in the end, you are going to be better off for doing this.
Pre-Packing Walkthrough for a Moving Inventory
One of the first things that you need to do is a pre-packing walkthrough. Many people utilize their cell phones and capture a video or numerous pictures of what they are going to be packing. Be sure that you get close ups of very valuable items along with serial numbers for televisions and the like. The more information that you have now, the easier it will be later if there is something that goes missing or becomes broken.
Have a Labeling System
We have discussed just how important a labeling system is for those who are packing. So you need to find the one way in which you want to label that makes sense to you. We often recommend the idea of a color coding system in which each room is given its own color, and you can also utilize a listing method on these boxes so that you know where certain items are in these boxes.
Have a Master List
Be sure that you have a master list of the items that you are packing and moving. A master list is going to include what is in the box, the box color (if using a color coding system), along with the number of the box or other identifying information. Be sure that you keep this master list with you throughout the move. Once you are at your new home, this list is going to be the only way to tell if you are getting all of your belongings together in your new home.
While your items are being unpacked, be sure that you are checking off boxes as they are arriving. This will be much easier to do now, than trying to do this after everything is unpacked. This is one reason why you need to be present when your items are delivered by the moving company. What happens if there is an issue? We hope there aren’t any issues, but accidents do happen. In the event that there is an issue with your moving inventory and what has arrived, then you need to tell your movers immediately and contact the office. From here, we can work with you to figure out a solution that meets your needs.