Learn the simplest ways how
to make this sometimes overwhelming task easy.
In the event of a burglary or other accident like a hurricane or
tornado, homeowner's insurance will probably cover some of the expenses
to replace the homeowners valuables. In order to get a payment, the
homeowner will have to have a record of the valuables.
The best time to take a home inventory is right now.
Ways to Take a Home Inventory
There are a number of ways you can go about taking a home inventory.
Here are a few options:
Grab a camera and start taking pictures of the home and belongings. Be
thorough and pay attention to details such as hardware and fixtures as
well as any valuables. If possible use a digital camera. This way a
separate file can be created copied onto a cd and copies stored in the
home’s safe as well as off the premises.
It seems like every family has a video camera these days. Put it to work
recording the valuables around the home. Take advantage of the media and
add narration about each item, such as the price and where they were
purchased. Again, digital video will give the option of easily
downloading and storing multiple copies in the homes safe as well as in
another location away from the house.
Just go through the house and document everything thoroughly. Note the
price and where you bought each item.
Today home inventory software is available. This software features
fill-in-the-blank forms, and makes the process relatively painless.
Please be sure to keep a printed copy in a safe location. If a theft
occurs, computer systems are often targeted. If the only copy of the
homes inventory was on the hard drive it would be lost with the
Guide to Home Security, by Dan Berg, Your complete guide to
locks, alarms, cameras and security systems designed to protect
homeowners and their valuables. This book is available as an inexpensive instant-download
that you can print today and read again and again
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