For gold and silver items, we took photos and weighed whichever items were available. We put approximate weight for the ones which weren’t available. Based on the gold and silver rates on that day, we put the approximate values for each item and put a short description of what the item was. It’s a good idea to keep this available. Even if you don’t use it for GTF list, it helps with insurance if you decide to get a locker in the future.
For electronics, we put the item#/serial#. This was for the electronics which we had with us. For the ones which we have in storage, we didn’t have the serial numbers available.
For the rest of the stuff, we just put an overall category name and approximate value. For example, household goods, sheets & linen, clothes etc.
We have a car back in the US which we are still unsure about bringing to Canada but we did mention it in the GTF with it’s VIN.
Overall I feel they don’t really care about the goods which you are carrying with you. I don’t know how much they look at the GTF list when you bring in items later since we haven’t shipped our items from the US yet. We didn’t put in too many details on the BSF forms but we did attach photos of the gold and silver items (including the jewellery which we use on a daily basis), and of the bigger electronic stuff which we would be bringing in later so as to avoid any issues in the future.