Whether it’s a fire, burglary or other disaster, one of the first things your insurance agent is going to ask for are the receipts for your personal items or a home inventory.

You can reconstruct the inventory from memory, but you run the risk of forgetting items, possibly for years after you file the claim.  Having a photos or videos of the different rooms in your house combined with a list of the items can serve as the evidence you need for your claim.

There are other benefits to doing a home inventory also.  You’ll know the “right” amount of insurance to have on your personal belongings.  It will simplify filing a claim if you ever need to.

Periodically update your inventory with pictures, descriptions, values and receipts for any new purchases that are made.

Download a Home Inventory in an interactive PDF that you can complete and store online, anywhere you’d like.