How to create a household inventory list when moving

Are you about to relocate to another country soon? If so, you will have to make some important decisions regarding your move. You will probably need some help if you don't have much experience with packing and transporting all your property so far away. The best solution for you would be hiring an experienced long-distance moving company. Cross Country Movers is undoubtedly the one you can rely on since our crew has done many successful relocations so far. We will appreciate if you contact us and we will be glad to assist you to transport all your belongings safely to your new home. Do not hesitate, contact us now to get some useful tips and schedule the most appropriate moving day.
Although you are going to be careful when packing and you won't leave anything behind, it is highly recommendable to make an inventory list to prevent any problematic complications. This file can be useful for many reasons: if something goes missing, if something gets damaged and your insurance can cover it, in case of any natural disaster, if somebody breaks into your home, etc. Here are some tips how to make this inventory record:

Get copies of all essential documents: 

Nowadays, there are many car shipping companies. Since the number of people moving from one part of the country to the other is growing, there is a constant need for this kind of service, so can choose between different auto transport companies. However, what almost all of them have in common is that they give you the chance to choose between open and enclosed carriers. As the name itself suggests, open carriers are the ones which leave your vehicle exposed to some extent. Thus, your beloved four-wheeler will not be entirely protected from possible unfavorable weather conditions or dust if you opt for this kind of service. Nonetheless, that does not mean that your vehicle is likely to be severely damaged. On the contrary – open car shipping is quite safe and most people choose it over enclosed trailers, as these are only recommended if you own a valuable car collections or show cars.

Take photos of your precious stuff: 

In addition to open and enclosed trailers, most car shipping companies also offer both terminal-to-terminal and door-to-door service, so you’re the one to decide which one is a better option for you. Why is door-to-door shipment preferable to terminal-to-terminal in most cases? The answer is quite clear actually – if you opt for terminal-to-terminal service, your car will be delivered only to a regional storage facility (terminal), so many people don’t find this to be safe enough. With door-to-door service, on the other hand, you can have your vehicle transported directly to your new house, so you have nothing to worry about. So, if you are not willing to take even the slightest risks, you should ask for door-to-door shipment and relax. We should mention that this is a somewhat more costly option, but it is worth it. You should just keep it in mind when you start planning your moving budget.

Do one room at a time:

Finally, we understand that you’re wondering about the cost of your auto transportation. The price usually depends both on the company you have picked and the vehicle alone. Namely, some of the major factors that are taken into account when estimating the price of your shipment are the size, weight, and the value of your vehicle. Speaking of the weight, you should know that you are not allowed to transport your belongings in your car, as those items would inevitably affect the weight of your vehicle. Car shipping companies are not allowed to transport any vehicle with belongings in it, so even though it might be tempting to use all that free space to pack some of your stuff, remember that this is not an option.

Use the list to get a moving quote:

This list will help you get the price estimate of your move. You will get a more accurate moving quote from a moving company. The movers will also know precisely how much time it will take them to complete the job and prepare all equipment adequately. It will also help the insurance determine the rate if you need some additional moving coverage.
Once you have created your inventory list, make several backup copies and store them in different places. Although you will spend some time doing it, it will pay off in the long run.

As you want to assure well-organized relocation, call us now. Cross Country Movers is waiting for your call! We want to assist you to settle into your new home!