The first question you should ask yourself when inventorying cleanable contents into a box is, "Will our estimating team bill to clean these contents individually for each item, or will they bill based on the box size and characteristic that I select?"
If the answer to the question is that you will bill for the cleaning of contents in a box based on the box size/characteristic, then this tutorial will teach you how.
Note: Cleaning Box Resources must be set up to use in the App.
Even if you only bill time and material, this approach to inventorying contents will speed you through the inventory process.
The idea here is that we don't need to have a description for every single item in the box. Why?
A description's first and foremost purpose is that the estimator can assign an accurate cleaning cost based on the item description.
If the billing team bills for the cleaning of contents inside a box based on the box size/characteristic, then capturing individual descriptions of contents has no impact on billing. Instead, pictures are worth a thousand words.
What if we need to find something? It's rare, but when it does happen, the insured can search visually online, just like the contractor, using our gallery tools. Why slow down inventory to label each stapler, hair brush, fork, and knife?
Get creative with descriptions. Take pictures to represent what is in the cleaning box, and for the description, be generic - or - think "outside the box" and write the location where you took these items from as the description. For example, "Bottom Drawer right of fridge".
Watch this video to learn more: