Saturday, March 8, 2008

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For insurance purposes here is how to list all the contents of your home

When Conducting and storing an inventory of the belongings in your home.
You can Download free home-inventory software such as a service of the Insurance Information Institute, or

The software will help you inventory your home by creating files for individual rooms and adding descriptions of their respective items, including the purchase date, replacement cost and serial number. You can also upload photos through some services. Scan receipts and appraisals, and include them in your home inventory to prove the value of an item. Find out if the software provider offers free or low-cost secure online data storage.

For instance, Switzerland-based Vault 24 charges $14.99 a year to store a home-inventory project that you can access via its Web site in the event of a disaster. When taking inventory, you should typically videotape the exterior and interior of your home, describing each item you see. Store your video or DVD in a safe-deposit box, along with a printed copy of your inventory, and give another copy to a friend or relative

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