Creating and storing a home inventory

Home insurance protects your largest investment from a great many of the hazards that can befall it. While coinsurance covers everything, it can give you confidence your home is as safe as possible. At Abney Insurance, serving the greater Winter Garden, FL region, we are independent insurance agents and our team has the knowledge you require to make the correct choice when it comes to home insurance. 

Why create a home inventory?

If you ever need to file a claim for damages to your home, having an inventory can greatly facilitate the resolution of your claim. Your inventory will provide the information you need to tell what was lost. 

You can create a home inventory by using a pad and a pen. You will also need to bring along a camera or a cell phone. Begin in the room of your choice and list all the items in the room. Open any drawers or closets and make a list of what is inside. Give as much detail as possible, including make and model, and any serial numbers there may be. Take pictures of the room from a variety of angles. 

Do this for every room in your home. If you have any expensive items, it is worth getting an appraisal. Attach any receipts you may have to back up the information you have. Don’t forget to go up to the attic and into the basement. You want your list as complete as possible. Attach the correct photos. 

Now comes the important part; storing your inventory. You want it to survive anything that might happen. It is best stored away from your home. One of the safest things you can do is to make sure your inventory is available on the cloud where it is sure to survive.  

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