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: 

Losing them in this chaotic period may result in serious problems. These copies should be of all your records, such as a birth and a marriage certificate, bank records, your insurance policies, various licenses, school records, medical papers and similar. You can pack the copies together with your other belongings in one of the boxes and mark it as important. Keep the originals all the time with you on the trip while you are traveling to your new address.

Take photos of your precious stuff: 

Document everything you own to stay organized and to keep track of your possessions. It is good to have such evidence for your insurance company in case some of them get damaged or missing. Such photos could also help the police track the stolen item or recognize it if it ends up somewhere else. You could add when you bought it and how much you paid for it at the back of each photo. 

Do one room at a time:

As you want to be efficient, make the inventory of all the things you have in one room, and go to the next one. Although it seems to be a time-consuming process, it will keep you organized and give you a chance to figure out what items you should get rid of. Separate immediately things that are not necessary to you in your new home and put them in a garage for a yard sale.

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!