The Excel Skinny

A blog about Excel and its users

Moving can be a daunting task regardless of the size of your house or apartment. There are hundreds of little tiny objects that do extraordinary things that you’ll want to accompany you in your new abode. What’s the best way of keeping track of these objects? Microsoft Excel of course!

Using Microsoft Excel for moving has two significant competitive advantages over a simple word document or text based list. You can add the values of each item in case of damage, and you can easily check off items that arrived safely

The first step is to list out your items and the values as shown below:

The next step is to, of course, move these items. Once you have all the boxes in your new home you can start sorting through your items. 

The easiest way of doing so is a color coded system. When you unpack an item, color code it in Microsoft Excel to confirm you have received it.

By the end of all your unpacking you’re Excel spreadsheet should look something like this:

Hopefully you have mostly green!

And there you have it, the most organized and efficient way of tracking your household items during a move in Microsoft Excel.

As always, let us know if you have any questions!