Taking inventory of your belongings is a great way to take control of your PCS. And it doesn’t have to happen just when you’re about to make the big move. Knowing exactly what you’ve got and where it’s stored before you have orders will make for a smoother transition when you pack up your home.
The movers will inventory your household goods, but their list won’t account for the value or condition of your belongings. Conduct your own inventory to cover all your bases. (And don’t even get us started on movers who do a… less than perfect job, let’s say.)
One great resource to help keep you organized is Ready.gov.
You’ll just need a smartphone or a camera and a computer to make the list. You can also download free home inventory software at Ready.gov, or ask your insurance company for a recommendation.
For the best inventory, you must have pictures. Record specific brand names for any high-priced items.
Do you have any tips for keeping an inventory of your home?