Replacing personal property (your stuff)

A house fire is traumatic enough.  Not having a good record of your belongings can only add to the misery.  Keeping a home inventory of the items you have and their values will help you when the rebuilding starts. 

There are free downloads available from the Insurance Information Institute to serve as a guide to homeowners in order to have record after a loss.

A few simple steps can help when taking inventory:

  • Don’t put it off.  Start with new items and their value, and then try to remember older items.  An incomplete inventory is better than nothing at all.
  • Use your camera.  Take pictures or video of your home and write down descriptions to go with it.
  • Keep it safe.  Be sure to keep the inventory in a secure place, such as a fire box or safe deposit box.

Home Inventory Software (free)

Home Inventory brochure