Every day Humboldt Storage & Moving, Boston’s oldest and most experience moving company, sets out moving families all over the world with one goal in mind: to ease the stress brought along by transition.


We asked the Humboldt Experts : Should my mover write up an inventory of my items? 


  • Your mover must prepare an inventory of your shipment before or at the time of loading. If your mover’s driver fails to prepare an inventory, you should write a detailed inventory of your shipment – listing any damage or unusual wear to any items. The purpose is to make a record of the existence and condition of each item.


  • After completing the inventory, you should sign each page and ask the mover’s driver to sign each page. Before you sign it, it is important you make sure that the inventory lists every item in the shipment and that the entries regarding the condition of each item is correct. You have the right to note any disagreement. If an item is missing or damaged when your mover delivers the shipment, your subsequent ability to dispute the items lost or damaged may depend on your notations.


  • You should retain a copy of the inventory. Your mover may keep the original if the drive prepared it. If your mover’s driver completed an inventory, the mover must attach the complete inventory to the Bill of Lading as an integral part of the Bill of Lading.


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