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Three Compelling Reasons to Conduct a Home Inventory

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Knowing what you have helps you to be more efficient.

Purchasing and maintaining an inventory of personal belongings is one of the most effective methods to take advantage of your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance coverage, making claims filing easier and more efficient.

A home inventory is a simple list of your personal belongings along with their estimated financial worth. You may make a basic, low-tech home inventory by writing down everything in a journal and keeping receipts in a folder. Alternatively, you may use technology to record your inventory using a digital camera or smartphone, or software.

The most important thing is to take action, no matter how you choose to do it. An up-to-date home inventory will:

Assist you in purchasing the appropriate amount and type of coverage.

Having a thorough list of all your belongings allows you to have a more productive insurance policy discussion with your broker when considering house or renter’s insurance rates. After all, how can you be sure what you don’t know if you don’t know what you possess?

As easy as possible to file a claim.

After a fire, storm, or another disaster, most individuals cannot recall what they ate for breakfast nor recall the contents of their attic, kitchen cabinets, or basement closet. Disasters are frightening and stressful; attempting to complete a property damage claim form under these circumstances maybe even more difficult. Having your possessions properly recorded in your home inventory might come in useful at times like this.

To confirm or prove financial losses for tax purposes, or when applying for financial assistance.

The only way to know whether you qualify for a tax break or disaster relief following a calamity is to confirm your financial losses. In this respect, a well-managed home inventory may be quite beneficial.