12 Steps to Create Your Home Inventory

Create a complete inventory of your personal property for insurance records and be sure to UPDATE as necessary.

  • Go through your home, room by room.
  • Bring a notepad, pen, camera and/or video camera.
  • If you have a digital camera, set the time/date stamp to show up on your photos.
  • Write down the items in your room, even if it seems insignificant: toys, books, clothing, small appliances, rugs, window treatments, etc.
  • Add dollar values, brand, serial/model #, and receipts whenever possible.
  • Items of special value: jewelry, collections, heirlooms, antiques — document and photograph individually. If you have a professional appraisal, keep together.
  • Take photos or video of each room, your possessions, and the exterior of your home.
  • Make a spreadsheet or word document from your handwritten notes. If possible, insert a photo of each item into the document.
  • Make copies of the document, professional appraisals, photos and video on your hard drive, CD’s and storage drive.
  • Print out multiple copies of these records.
  • Store the records in your safety deposit box, with your attorney, with trusted family members, etc.

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Ned Mahoney

Ned Mahoney has been in real estate in the Greater Boston area for over 25 years. He’s continually recognized as one of the leading realtors in New England and has won many awards for his top performing sales record. Ned offers integrity, professionalism, and solid strategies to provide his clients with excellent real estate services. Ned is with Keller Williams Realty. Please visit Ned’s innovative website at www.nedmahoney.com

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