Create A List


Moving is always an exciting time and you are sure to have a lot on your mind. It is easy to get overwhelmed and forget the important things you need to do. At Spirit Moving, we aim to alleviate as much stress as possible so you may focus on what’s important.

The best way to have a stress-free and smooth moving experience is to be organized. You always want to start by creating a detailed inventory list of all the items you plan on moving with you!

There are many ways you can do this so you end up with an organized and detailed item list. Start by going through your house or office room by room. List anything that does not fit in a box such as furniture, appliances, equipment, large tools, lawn mowers, etc…

Sample Item List For Residential Moves:


  1. King Size Bed (W/Mattress, Box Spring, Headboard & Footboard)
  2. Night Stand (2)
  3. Floor Lamp (2)
  4. 6-Drawer Dresser
  5. Double Dresser
  6. Flat TV (50″) (All TV’s must be boxed by customer or mover)
  7. 8ft x 10ft Area Rug
  8. Floor Fan (Specify In Box Or With Out)
  9. Large Mirror
  10. Large Painting (3ft x 5ft)

Living Room:

  1. 3 Seat Sofa
  2. Sectional Sofa (2 Piece)
  3. End Tables (2)
  4. Coffee Table (2ft x 5ft)
  5. Area Rug (15ft x 10ft)
  6. Flat TV (60″) (All TV’s must be boxed by customer or mover)
  7. Rocking Chair
  8. Shoe Rack (2) (2ft x 4ft x 3ft)
  9. Floor Coat Rack (Thin Pole Style 6ft Tall)
  10. Floor Lamp (3)
  11. Table Lamp (2)
  12. Large Painting (5ft x 8ft)
  13. Wall Mirror (2ft x 3 ft)
  14. Ottoman (3ft x 5ft)
  15. Large Desk (4ft x 6ft)
  16. Computer Chair (2) (Large & Small)


(Small Appliances Such As Coffee Machines, Toasters & Microwaves usually can fit in boxes so save them for your box count. Only list large items that will not fit in moving boxes):

  1. Refrigerator (Will need to be crated)
  2. Kitchen Table (Wood)
  3. Kitchen Chairs (4)
  4. Bar Stool (2)
  5. Washer & Dryer (Specify if combo or separate units)
  6. Pantry Cabinet (2ft x 4ft x 6.5ft)
  7. Microwave Cabinet (Specify Size)

Boxes, Bins, Bags:

  1. Large Boxes (18″ x 18″ x 18″) = 12
  2. Medium Boxes (16″ x 16″ x 16″) = 5
  3. Small Boxes (12″ x 12″ x 12″) = 6
  4. Plastic Bin (30 Gallon) = 4
  5. Plastic Bin (50 Gallon) = 2
  6. Large Suitcase (3)
  7. Duffel Bag (2)

Other (Large Equipment, Tools, Vehicles, etc…)

  1. Ride Lawnmower (Specify Model)
  2. Push Lawnmower
  3. Large Toolbox (Specify Size)
  4. 4-Wheel Off-Road Vehicle (Specify Model & Year)
  5. SUV Vehicle (Specify Make, Model & Year – We offer Auto Transport)

Once you are done listing all your items in all your rooms, now estimate your box count. This includes bins, suitcases, and bags. For example, we usually estimate 10 large (18″ x 18″ x 18″) boxes for each adult and 5 large boxes for children. You may increase that number if you think you have more small items that will need to be boxed. You may replace boxes with plastic bins so just list the number of bins you think you will have.


Keep in mind that this list is your FIRST DRAFT. As you begin to pack, you will decide to leave items behind, take items you were going to leave behind, sell items, or give items away. You will also get a better idea of your box count once you begin to pack items in boxes. As this happens, you will update your item list with your mover. They will process your updates and send you a revised estimate each time, keeping you updated on the total cost of your move at all times. This is VERY IMPORTANT. This is how you avoid surprise increases on moving day and always pay exactly what you expected.

By moving day, you should have all your smaller boxed items packed and should know exactly which large items you will be moving. Your mover should also have all these details and you both should have the updated estimate and cost. This process will keep your move stress-free and your costs low. It also allows us to be prepared for your move so their are no issues or delays.

If you have any questions regarding creating an inventory list your upcoming move, please feel free to give us a call at 1-888-303-9023. We also are happy to walk you through the process over the phone or via email at Just email us your moving item list or call us so we may build it for you over the phone and we will process your moving estimate right on the spot.