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Moving Guide: Home Inventory Checklist

Published: March 2019

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 décor
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

*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 equpment

*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.

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