A moving inventory list can serve as an essential tool that will assist you in all the stages of the relocation process. A proper moving inventory list that contains all items to be moved, packed and handles will also assist you in getting an accurate estimate from your moving company. It will help you pack and prepare for your upcoming moving date. It will also provide you with a better sense of security and ease towards the entire relocation process.

Writing Down your Moving Inventory List

The process is simple enough – try to have the house properly organized with everything in its proper place before you begin. Then, go room by room and write down all the items of furniture. If there are items you are still unsure whether or not you will be packing, write them down and place a question mark beside them.

 Preparing a Detailed Moving Inventory List

Writing Down an Inventory for Boxes

As you go along, try to estimate the number of boxes that will need to be packed in each room. It is probably easier and more effective to create a room by room inventory. Don’t forget to approximate the size of the boxes – large, medium or small.

Mentioning Your Specialized Packing Needs

Markdown breakable and delicate items that will need special packing. This will be very useful when you begin the packing process and order packing materials. It will also be useful for your relocation company if you decide to hire its services for full packing. Take your time and try to be as meticulous as possible. The more precise you are with your moving inventory list, the better. It is recommended to create such a list even before you contact moving companies, so you could present them with it and receive a highly accurate estimate.

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    I completed a move last month with Alpha Movers, and was super pleased with their service. I've moved a lot in the past 6-7 years, and have used a … More handful of different moving companies, and this was for sure the easiest / smoothest move of all of them. The crew showed up and finished right on time, and were very professional and careful with my things (perhaps even more so than I would've been myself!). Their office staff was also very professional and responsive. I hope I don't have to move again soon, but in any case, I would absolutely use Alpha Movers again.
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    I had a great experience with Alpha Moving & Storage!
    When I initially contacted, Marc was responsive and helped get an on-site estimate set up. Andrew
    … More came out and took inventory of all my moving items to provide an estimate, so there would be no hidden costs. He was professional, thorough and gave great peace of mind.
    Day of the move, the movers showed up on time and ready to go. They were professional and very efficient taking stock of everything and getting the move underway. The entire 1 bedroom apartment was moved out and moved in within 3.5 hours door-to-door, even with the rainy conditions.
    The four movers worked super efficiently together and had a great system in place. They were professional and detailed making sure everything was placed in the desired location in the new space. Having the estimate done in advance was also very helpful as the only difference in price was to account for tax. It was nice to have no big surprises with moving costs and keep within budget.
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    Alpha Moving did a wonderful job helping us move into our new apartment! They quickly got multiple large pieces of furniture out of a suburban house and … More into a 4 story walk-up apartment in the city. The movers themselves were very gracious and went out of their way to help us set the furniture up and make sure everything fit into our space. Their prices and quality were unbeatable and they were very timely, communicative and prompt the day of. I would highly recommend them and will be using them again in the future!


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