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Creating and storing a home inventory

If you have been putting off making a home inventory or failed to understand why it is important, now is the time to decide to go for it. You will realize how helpful having an inventory can be when you file a claim. At Attain Insurance in Fort Payne, AL, we are here to help you with the purchase of your home insurance policy and any claims that you may need to make. 

Making a home inventory is a time-consuming occupation. It would be best if you got a pad and pen to write things down, a phone, or a camera to take pictures. You go to one room at a time in your home and document everything in that room. Give as much detail as possible, and when possible, give the brand name and any identifying numbers on the items. Take pictures of the room from several different angles and attach any receipts of sales slips that you may have. 

Open every drawer, cabinet, and closet. Remember to go to the attic, basement, garage, and every storage unit under the bed. Document the books in your bookcase and the holiday decorations in your attic. You will likely be surprised by the amount of stuff that you actually own. 

After you have completed the inventory, you need to find a safe place to store it. Storing it in your home is not the best option, but if it must be there, make sure it is stored in a fireproof, water-resistant container. A safe deposit box is a better option. No matter where you store it, please have a copy on the cloud so you can access it anywhere. 

If you have questions about home insurance, contact our office at Attain Insurance in Fort Payne, AL. As independent insurance agents, we can offer more choices and the best rates.