Your moving plans are finalized and you are now ready to start packing your belongings. However, even if you are hiring a professional moving company to help with your moving, you should consider preparing a packing inventory list just to be on the safe side. It’s important to prepare such packing list to keep track of all your items that will be moved.
Make sure you start preparing your packing list well in advance before your moving day, so that you have plenty of time to finish the list. If you make an attempt to complete the list in short time while being hasty, there is a possibility that you will miss a few important items.
Tips on Preparing a Packing List
Preparing a packing list is not at all a complicated task. Pick a room of your choice and use it as a starting point. Do not forget to include every piece of furniture, fixtures and fittings that will be moved. Add paintings and decoration pieces to the list, if there are any. Some people have made use of video recording to take a note of items that have to be moved and this technique has proven quite efficient.
For making a list you can either use your computer or just write it down on a piece of paper. Start with dividing a sheet of paper in four columns.
In the first column write the name of each item. The second column should contain the estimated value of each item that is listed. In the third column you can add some notes regarding the condition of the item, as you would want to note the condition of the item after it is moved. There is always a possibility of wear and tear during the move and if there is any loss or damage, you can point that out to your moving company. The fourth column is for your reference and should contain the original location of the item.
If you make an inventory packing list it will definitely help you as you will have a better record of your belongings and be able to track any items down if they go missing.
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