|Posted on January 22, 2018 at 7:35 PM|
Four Steps to Create the Home Inventory You Need If Disaster Strikes
After a fire, flood or other disaster, your insurance claim needs to list all items that are lost or damaged. Having a home inventory makes this easy—and speeds up the process.
Step 1. Decide between photos and video. Photos need to be labeled with the item’s description and cost—but some smartphones and digital cameras let you add this when saving. With video, you can just say this info while shooting. Apps are also available.
Step 2. Walk through your home, shoot and describe (or write down) the contents. Turn on all lights and open all cabinets, drawers and closets. Count clothing by category—10 shirts, 6 sweaters, etc. Collect receipts, record serial numbers. Ask your insurance agent if jewelry and collectibles need special coverage. Don’t forget pictures, mirrors, ceiling fixtures, basement, attic, garage and off-site storage.
Step 3. Store your inventory in an online storage account or on an external drive kept with paper documents safely off premises.
Step 4. Update the inventory with new purchases.
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