One common downfall associated with moving is people losing their belongings.
Whether a person is moving themselves or have hired a professional company to do it for them, it's almost always inevitable that something will get lost or misplaced along the way. One Chicago company may have come up with the solution to this problem.
The Chicago company's researchers came up with the idea of using a barcode system. By applying barcode sticker labels to all boxes
and pieces of furniture, the likelihood of something turning up missing decreases, the company said. Using a system like this can help make the moving process a little less stressful.
This isn't the first instance when barcode scanners have been used. Consumers often ship items through the mail when they are relocating to a different area. The United States Postal Service along with other big name mailers such as FedEx and the United Parcel Service use a barcode scanning system to keep track of items being shipped.
When deciding on how to relocate, whether it be hiring a full-service company or one that uses moving pods
, consumers should check to see if a barcode scanning service is available.