Inventory sheets represent all of the items that you plan on having moved. The moving companys notes the condition at origin of each of your items. All pre-existing conditions of your furniture, however minor, are indicated for the moving companys protection.

Moving Companys are not liable for the boxes that you pack yourself. Moving Companys cannot verify the contents of the boxes. However, each box is numbered as part of your shipment and the origin condition of each box is noted.

Moving Companys will write up your inventory sheet on the day of your move so accompany him as he makes his notations of your furniture. If you do not agree with what he writes, discuss it with him first. Remember that no furniture is pristine. If you strongly object, contact the moving company.

Don’t sign anything until you are in full agreement with what is written. This sheet may help support any damage claims that you may file.

You will be provided with a copy of the inventory sheet by the moving company. You should use it when you receive your items at your new place. It will help you verify that all of your items have been delivered.

Terms found on mover’s inventory sheets:Other terms:
BE-Bent1. Arm
BR-Broken2. Bottom
BU-Burned3. Corner
CH-Chipped4. Front
CU-Contents & condition unknown5. Left
D-Dented6. Leg
F-Faded7. Rear
G-Gouged8. Right
L-Loose9. Side
M-Marred10. Top
Ml-Mildew11. Veneer
MO-Moth eaten12. Edge
R-Rubbed13. Center
RU-Rusted14. Seat
SC-Scratched15. Drawer
SH-Short16. Inside
SO-Soiled17. Outside
T-Torn18. Door
W-Badly worn
How the indications appear on the sheet
# ItemOrigin Condition
1 Coffee Table5, 6, CH, 10, SC
(this means that the left leg of the table is chipped and the top is scratched)

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