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How to create a home inventory

In the event of a fire or other disaster, would you be able to remember all your possessions? Having an up-to-date home inventory will help you get your insurance claim settled faster, verify losses for your income tax return and help you purchase the correct amount of insurance. Here’s how to create one.

Start your home inventory now

If you’re just setting up a household, starting a home inventory is relatively simple. If you’ve been living in the same house for many years, however, the task of creating a list can seem daunting—but it doesn’t have to be. Get started here.

Use technology to make your home inventory easier

A simple pencil and paper will suffice, but technology can make creating a home inventory much easier.

Keep your home inventory up-to-date and safely stored

Your home inventory is only useful if it’s accurate and you can access it to provide information to your insurance company in case of fire, theft or other destructive disaster. Regardless of the medium you’ve used to create your list, keep it backed up and in a safe place.

Source: Insurance Information Institute