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The Benefits of Using Home Inventory Apps when Moving in Bath

Posted on 25th April 2024 by The Aussie Team
The Benefits of Using Home Inventory Apps when Moving in Bath

Have you ever felt like moving house is like climbing Mount Everest? Starting with a heap of tasks can be overwhelming. However, there’s no need to panic.  Planning early can break down the big stuff into bite-sized pieces. There are loads of innovative and easy-to-use tech tools to lend a hand along the way.

Now, imagine jotting down every little thing you own before the big move. Sounds like a chore, right? Luckily, there are smarter ways to do it. Home inventory apps are your new best friend. They’re easy to use and can be right on your phone. Stick around—we’ll dive into these apps and other tips to make your Bath move a breeze.

Contents

  1. Creating an Inventory Using an App
  2. Vital Information When Creating an Inventory
  3. Use Your Home Inventory for Insurance Coverage
  4. The Benefits of Planning Your Move Early
  5. Aussie’s Moving House Checklist
  6. Top Tips for Packing and Preparation

Creating an Inventory Using an App

If you’re unfamiliar with home inventories, it’s essentially a list of your possessions with notes to help you catalogue them. Traditionally, this was done with a pen and paper, which was upgraded to an Excel or Word document. Now, we have phone applications with innovative features to help streamline everything.

Let’s look at some of the popular home inventory apps:

Magic Home Inventory

This app effortlessly organises your home inventory. Sort your possessions by room, complete with descriptions and photos. Its advanced search function ensures you’ll always find what you need. Plus, you can back up your list manually, making tracking items during your Bath move a breeze.

MyStuff

Store heaps of info for each item without the hassle of manual entry. Just scan the barcode to get started. Available for iOS, MyStuff comes in a Lite version (free but with a 15-item limit) and a full version with an extensive database, ideal for those with lots to move.

Nest Egg

Choose Nest Egg for meticulous item data. Snap detailed photos, record barcodes, purchase dates, and more. You can even log loans to friends and export your inventory for safekeeping or printing. Note: This app is exclusive to iOS users.

Sortly

Cover all bases with Sortly. This app’s top-notch organisation features include main folders and subfolders, allowing you to categorise items by room. Available for free on iOS and Android, Sortly simplifies saving detailed information for each item.

Comparing these apps, we can see that each offers unique benefits. Whether you prefer detailed data logging, barcode scanning, or advanced sorting features, there’s an option tailored to your needs. So, pick the one that suits you best and streamline your Bath move effortlessly.

These apps help with organisation and tracking, ensuring nothing gets misplaced during the move. We’ll also cover some lesser-known additional uses of home inventory apps.

Vital Information When Creating an Inventory

Whether you get with the 21st century and use an app or go old-school, the main thing here is creating an inventory you can use and understand. We’ll review the salient information you should record for each item.

Name the Item

Write a brief description of the item, including the make and model.

Value

Next, you’ll need to estimate its value. You can note the original cost and go online to see what it’s selling for, whether it’s new or used.

Purchase Date

Note when you bought it and from where, so keep any invoices and receipts.

Receipts

Repeating our last point – always keep your receipts and invoices in a safe place.

Serial number

This is often on the original box but usually on the product’s rear panel. We often suggest taking a photo of this.

Room info

People often forget this, but it helps if you record where the item came from. This gives you a head start when unpacking.

Take a photo

Lastly, take a couple of photos of the item to refer to.

Use Your Home Inventory for Insurance Coverage

Earlier in this blog, we mentioned other uses for home inventory apps, and this one is a game-changer. After you catalogue all your possessions, you can share the information with your insurance broker. Also, remember to send a copy to us before your moving day.

We recommend sending this to your insurer to save time and ensure your current policy is up to scratch. Insurance policies are usually littered with clauses and small print that, if we’re honest, most people skim over. Unfortunately, this is where most problems with submitting claims arise.

If you don’t follow the exact requirements of your policy, the insurance provider will void your claim. More importantly, you might need to be more insured for the actual value of your belongings, which doesn’t make sense from your perspective.

One final point—if you don’t have insurance and don’t know where to start, feel free to discuss this with us. We’ll review what insurance we have and can assist you with arranging a suitable level of insurance.

The Benefits of Planning Your Move Early

We give every customer one vital piece of advice: start planning today. Even the most organised of us put the occasional thing off until the next day. However, when moving home, time is your greatest asset if you utilise it. But it can be your worst enemy if you waste it, and your moving day will arrive much sooner than you expect.

We get that it’s daunting, and you have a million other things to contend with, including things external to your relocation. Family and life matters continue to press your time. We suggest starting early and breaking larger tasks into more manageable sizes.

This is another reason why using a home inventory app is wise. You can add and save as you go, meaning you don’t have to complete it in one swoop. We suggest spreading the workload of cataloguing over a month and combining your efforts with some decluttering.

Aussie’s Moving House Checklist

Starting early is key to a smooth relocation. Break down tasks and set deadlines to ensure everything gets done on time. Take stock of what needs to be done and allocate time accordingly. You’ll stay on track for your Bath move by tackling smaller weekly tasks.

Booking with Aussie is your next crucial step. Opt for a reliable removal company with a solid reputation like Aussie. With us, you’re guaranteed top-notch service at affordable prices. Our range of services covers all your removal needs, making your relocation hassle-free.

While packing typically happens closer to the moving date, decluttering early can ease the process. Whether you pack yourself or enlist Aussie’s expert team, rest assured your belongings are safe. Our experienced staff ensures a seamless packing experience, giving you peace of mind during your Bath move.

Top Tips for Packing and Preparation

Remember when we mentioned decluttering and inventorying at the same time? We get it – they’re both quite tedious chores, but both are equally essential to a successful relocation. Some people like ploughing into the task, while others put it on the back burner. While we commend anyone with enough resolve to smash the task with haste, you might struggle to allocate enough free time to perform it.

Give yourself around three to four weeks, setting realistic deadlines and removing clutter as you inventory. You can sell anything in decent condition online or donate to your local charity. Upcycling collectives will take items that might have other uses. Otherwise, you can use one of Bath’s many recycling points.

After you complete your inventory and decluttering exercise, it’s time to pack everything. You can do this yourself and use storage to create space as you box everything. Alternatively, you can entrust our packing experts to do it for you. Read more packing tips here from our previous blog.

Aussie – Bath’s Trusted Removals Company

At Aussie, we’ve honed our expertise through countless relocations, serving domestic and business clients. Each move adds to our wealth of experience, allowing us to continually refine our removals and storage solutions to serve you better.

In Bath, Aussie proudly serves as the ‘can-do’ champion of removals and storage, offering a diverse range of services under one roof. Your satisfaction isn’t just important—it’s our top priority. Each job receives our personalised touch, ensuring meticulous attention to detail.

Trust Aussie, London’s favoured removals and storage company, for a hassle-free relocation in Bath. Our renowned reputation makes us the go-to choice for a smooth move. So, trust the experts who understand your needs and guarantee a seamless transition.

Click here to discuss your upcoming move to Bath in more detail, and we’ll provide you with a free quote.