Moving guide: Home inventory checklist

Last updated: January 1

Moving to a new home may seem daunting when you start thinking about all the necessary steps, including sorting and packing your belongings. Having a room-by-room checklist to help you take stock of all the items you're moving may help you ensure nothing gets misplaced throughout the process.

This home inventory checklist features printable checklists and tips to help you stay on task when moving. You can download the home inventory checklist below. And, don't forget that while paper checklists may be helpful you might also want to consider using an app.

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Home inventory checklist

Living room
Original price
Year of purchase
Model or serial #

Carpeting/rugs

Sofas

Coffee table/ side tables

Table & chairs

Carpeting/rugs

Media center

Shelves

Curtains/blinds

Lamps/light fixtures

Art/clocks/wall decor

Fireplace fixtures

Miscellaneous items

*Tip: Take photos and video of every room, focusing on any significant items.

Bathroom(s)
Original price
Year of purchase
Model or serial #

Cabinets/chests

Mirrors

Room décor

Bath towels

Clothes hamper

Medicine cabinet contents

Hair dryers / curlers

Electric shavers/p>

*Tip: Consider using towels or other linens to wrap household items.

Kitchen + laundry
Original price
Year of purchase
Model or serial #

Cabinets / shelving

Table & chairs

Dishware / flatware / glassware

Pots / pans

Clocks / wall décor

Refrigerator

Stove

Microwave

Dishwasher

Electrical appliances

Washer / dryer

Ironing board

Steamer

Vacuum cleaner

*Tip: Don't forget items behind pantry doors, in cabinets and in any drawers.

Electronics
Original price
Year of purchase
Model or serial #

Television #1

Television #2

Camera / video equipment

Computer / laptop

Computer accessories (printer, external hard-dries)

Speakers/stereo system

DVD player

Telephones

Mobile phone

Tablet (iPad, Kindle, etc.)

Video game systems

*Tip: Take a picture of how cords are connected to electronics so you can reconnect them easily later.

Family room + office
Original price
Year of purchase
Model or serial #

Art / clocks / wall decor

Carpeting / rugs

Sofas

Curtains / blinds

Table & chairs

Desk & contents

Bookcases

File cabinet

Media center

Lamps / light fixtures

*Tip: Don't overlook small but potentially valuable items, like personal collections.

Dining room
Original price
Year of purchase
Model or serial #

Rug

Table

Chairs

China cabinet / buffet

Curtains / blinds

Silverware

China

Glassware

Tablecloths / napkins

Art / wall decor

Lamps / light fixtures

*Tip: Tape doors of cabinets or other furniture closed for the move.

Bedrooms
Original price
Year of purchase
Model or serial #

Bedframe

Mattress

Linens

Nightstand

Dresser

Jewelry

Bookcase

Desk

Chair

Mirror

Lamps / light fixtures

Closet accessories

Clothes / shoes

*Tip: Check in with your insurance agent about valuables — Jewelry, for instance — to make sure your coverage limits are adequate to cover a potential loss .

Garage + outdoors
Original price
Year of purchase
Model or serial #

Sporting equipment

Tools

Lawn mower

Ladders

Work bench

Grill / barbecue equipment

Storage equipment

Lawn furniture

*Tip: Drain fuel from any power equipment before your move.

Basement + attic
Original price
Year of purchase
Model or serial #

Exercise equipment

Toys / games

Trunks / luggage

Sporting equipment

*Tip: Drain fuel from any power equipment before your move.

Miscellaneous items
Original price
Year of purchase
Model or serial #

 

 

 

 

*Tip: Drain fuel from any power equipment before your move.