The Importance of A Home Inventory For Moving
A home inventory is a very useful tool for keeping track of all your items while moving. More than labelling boxes, a home inventory will help you to keep track of each item that goes into those boxes. That way, when you're unpacking, you'll know if anything is missing or broken.
Here are the basic steps to making a good home inventory:
Make it while you are also organizing your things according to box. This will help you list things according to broad and smaller categories, instead of listing things haphazardly, which raises the possibility of error.
Once you've gathered all similar things, set them aside according to box. That way, your inventory will help you know which box contains what items.
List all items that go into a particular box, listing like items together (ex. "toothbrushes," "bedsheets," "toys").
Label each box with a number, which should also appear on your home inventory. If you want to be creative, you can substitute the numbers for names.
These basic guidelines should help you get started forming your own home inventory system.