Before packing begins, the mover will make an inventory of your household goods to be shipped. Since the inventory record is one of your most important shipping documents, make sure all copies are legible, and that all items are numbered, listed and described correctly. To save on packing charges you may want to pack part of your belongings yourself. But keep in mind that moving companies usually will not accept liability for breakage to “owner-packed” items, or they may require that the moving van driver inspect the cartons. Be sure to ask your moving company about its policy, and ask for advice on packing materials and procedures.