You are soon moving from Toronto ON, locally in GTA or long distance to another city in Canada, your moving plans are finalized and you are now ready to start packing your belongings. Although even if you are going to hire a professional moving company to complete your moving, you should prepare a packing inventory list.
It’s important to prepare such packing list to keep track of all your items that will be moved, just to be on the safe side.
Make sure you start preparing your packing list quite well in advance before your moving day, so that you have enough time to finish the list. Otherwise, if you try to complete your packing list in short time while being hasty and arranging other parts of moving process, there is a possibility that you will miss a few items.
A Few Tips on Preparing a Packing List
Preparing a packing list is not a complicated task at all.
First of all, pick a room of your choice and use it as a starting point. Do not forget to include every piece of furniture, and all the fixtures and fittings that will be moved. Add paintings and decoration pieces to the list, if there are any. Some people use video recording to take a note of items that have to be moved, and this technique seems to be quite efficient.
Then, start writing the list. To make 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 that will be moved. 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 its condition before and after it is moved. There is always a possibility of wear and tear during moving and if there are any losses or damages, you can point that out to your moving company. The fourth column is for your reference and should contain the initial location of the item.
A packing list will definitely help you as you will have a better record of your belongings and will be able to track any items down if they go missing.
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