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The importance of inventory when moving

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Are you moving soon, but you’re unsure whether you should waste your time making an inventory? Does it seem like too much of a hustle for nothing? Brooklyn Movers and Storage might change your mind! Moving is a complicated process, and some of your items can get damaged or lost – especially if you’re shipping them overseas or going to a long-distance move where your items might be transported by various different vehicles. You should finish making your inventory list before you start the packing process. While it might seem like this part of the process is not important, an importance of inventory when moving is big. To find out exactly why inventory is important, keep on reading! 

 The importance of inventory when moving is quite big – it can tell you the number of movers you need!

While sorting your items, you’ll be making your inventory list. It will help you know how many items you have and which of those items need to go. As you sort your items, place them in the box that they’ll likely be packed in. That will help you determine the number of moving boxes that you still need to get, as well as to tell you how many movers you’ll need. If you don’t want to start your packing process because you want the movers to do that for you, I’m afraid that you should do it anyway. That way, you can make an inventory and take photos of the items before anyone else touches them. To find out why that’s important, keep on reading!

importance of inventory when moving
The importance of inventory when moving is great – it will help you with both packing and unpacking processes!

You can take a picture of your items and have it in case of a damage

The importance of inventory when moving when you’re moving fragile items:

  • When you make an inventory of your items, make sure you take a photo of them too. That’s very useful in case something happens to that item.
  • If you need to prove that it hasn’t been you who damaged it, or that the item hasn’t been damaged already – it will come in handy.
  • If you’re usually the person who loves safety, you can do it with all of the items. Keep in mind that it might take some time.
  • We recommend that you do that with the items that are fragile, prone to damage, old, and, of course, very valuable. Those are the items that you want to concentrate on.

You’ll know which items you need to get rid of

After making your inventory list, you’ll know which items you need to get rid of. You also need to know how to declutter effectively. When you see numerous similar items listed one after another, you’ll realize that having some of them really is unnecessary. Be honest with yourself and note which of those items you don’t need anymore, don’t want anymore, or which of those items simply need to be thrown out. That way, you’ll have fewer items to pack, thus you’ll need fewer boxes and you will pay less for the whole moving process. If you want, you can donate some of your items or clothes that you don’t need anymore and make someone’s day, especially if the holidays are close.

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Inventory will be a clear indicator of which things you should get rid of.

You will have a list which you can edit

If you’re planning on packing your items yourself, then you might enjoy having a list that you can edit. You can make a copy of your inventory list and use one of the copies to tick all of the items that you’ve already packed. You can mark items that you want to donate, gift, sell, or throw out with the different colors and have a clear overview of the obligations that you’re left with. When you start panicking, a simple glance over an inventory list will help keep you calm. While it might seem like you have a lot of things to do – like always, when it comes to moving – you’ll also know which items you need to deal with next and remind yourself that you have a plan. Moving isn’t as complicated as it seems while you’re actually going through with it. It’s just emotional and tiresome, which makes it very stressful.

You will be able to unpack easily

When you have a list of all the items that you own, you can also write in which box you’ve packed which item. If you make a good inventory list and categorize the items by the boxes they’re in – your unpacking process will be a breeze. You’ll know immediately which boxes you need to unpack for the first few days of your life in the new home. The others can be safely stacked in the other room. When you’re ready, you’ll know which boxes contain items for the bathroom, for the kitchen, or for the bedroom. That will help you unpack systematically. If you don’t make an inventory list, you’ll have to open every box. You’ll place the items as you come across them which might bring much more confusion in the whole process.

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The inventory lists help with unpacking – you will know exactly in which boxes the items that you search for are!

If you’re office moving, you’ll need the inventory

If you’re moving your offices, you’ll definitely realize the importance of inventory when moving. Brooklyn office moving can help you move all of the electronic devices that need to be relocated. From the coffee machines, microwaves, over the fax machines and to the computers – office moving inventory is crucial. Make sure you make an inventory of your document folders as well. That will help you stay organized and unpack in no time, and have your business up and running very quickly. As you can see, having an inventory list can come in handy more than once. You can use it to track your moving progress as well as to use it to stay organized. It will make your transition smoother, before, and after, you’ve relocated from your old home or office!  

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From Brooklyn, NY

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