Home Inventory [Your Insurance Agent Will LOVE You]

Home Inventory [Your Insurance Agent Will LOVE You]

Home Inventory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Suggestions for Your Home Inventory

 

Proof of purchase or a current, detailed inventory is important filing an insurance claim after a loss.  The following form may be helpful in creating a permanent record of your personal belongings.

 

·         Record serial numbers of small appliances and other theft-prone items.

·         Keep receipts along with the description of the item.

·         If doing a video inventory, start in one corner of the room and work your way around until the whole room has been covered.

·         A detailed record of antiques, jewelry, silver, major appliances and collector's items is very important.

·         Keep your inventory up-to-date -- be sure to add new items as you purchase them.

·         Photographs may be the best way to record your belongings.  To prepare this kind of inventory, follow these easy guidelines.

·         Any point-and-shoot camera will do. 

·         Make sure pictures and videos are dated and that items shown are accompanied by written records of when the item was purchased and possible where purchased and purchase price.

·         To get the overall picture, take wide-angle shots of the entire room, then several close-ups to capture details.

·         Focus your flash away from mirrors and other reflective surfaces by standing at a 45° angle to the shiny surface.

·         A family member in the picture helps substantiate ownership.  Open closet doors to indicate quantity of clothing.

·         Remember to take pictures of the inside of drawers with the contents fanned out.

·         Use non-glare dark cloth as a backdrop for silver, china or jewelry and try to avoid using a flash.

·         Take a picture of the pattern name or manufacturers signature of your china, along with a picture of the pattern.

·         Don't forget to inventory closets, the attic, the basement and the garage.

·         Be sure to include sporting goods.

·         Don't forget to include power tools and detailed photos of the inside of any toolboxes, drawers or storage sheds.

 

 

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Suggestions for Your Home Inventory

 

 

 

Proof of purchase or a current, detailed inventory is important filing an insurance claim after a loss.  The following form may be helpful in creating a permanent record of your personal belongings.

 

 

 

·         Record serial numbers of small appliances and other theft-prone items.

 

·         Keep receipts along with the description of the item.

 

·         If doing a video inventory, start in one corner of the room and work your way around until the whole room has been covered.

 

·         A detailed record of antiques, jewelry, silver, major appliances and collector's items is very important.

 

·         Keep your inventory up-to-date -- be sure to add new items as you purchase them.

 

·         Photographs may be the best way to record your belongings.  To prepare this kind of inventory, follow these easy guidelines.

 

·         Any point-and-shoot camera will do. 

 

·         Make sure pictures and videos are dated and that items shown are accompanied by written records of when the item was purchased and possible where purchased and purchase price.

 

·         To get the overall picture, take wide-angle shots of the entire room, then several close-ups to capture details.

 

·         Focus your flash away from mirrors and other reflective surfaces by standing at a 45° angle to the shiny surface.

 

·         A family member in the picture helps substantiate ownership.  Open closet doors to indicate quantity of clothing.

 

·         Remember to take pictures of the inside of drawers with the contents fanned out.

 

·         Use non-glare dark cloth as a backdrop for silver, china or jewelry and try to avoid using a flash.

 

·         Take a picture of the pattern name or manufacturers signature of your china, along with a picture of the pattern.

 

·         Don't forget to inventory closets, the attic, the basement and the garage.

 

·         Be sure to include sporting goods.

 

·         Don't forget to include power tools and detailed photos of the inside of any toolboxes, drawers or storage sheds.

 

 

 

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Phil Lande, ABR. ASP, CDPE, CDREP, CRS
RE/MAX Legends Group / Atlas Group
5645 Castle Creek Parkway N.
Indianapolis IN 46250
(317) 863-2356
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