How to Inventory Your Belongings

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If you ever moved, you know some items magically go to that dark abyss where only socks from the dryer go, never to be found again. Or maybe you unpack your DVD player and find it in several pieces. Both scenarios mean filing insurance claims for damaged or missing items. To make that task easier, be sure to inventory your household goods before you move. Here are some tips on how to conduct an inventory:

  • Take pictures and videos of your items.
  • Record the serial numbers.
  • Keep your inventory list in a safe place like the cloud or a safe deposit box.
  • Update your list often.

If there's one thing to expect when moving, it's the unexpected. Keeping an inventory of your items will help you file insurance claims and give you peace of mind.

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