Would You Be Prepared?

The beginning of a brand new year makes you hopeful and optimistic about what the next twelve months have in store. Many times this leads us to set unrealistic resolutions, and consequently, we quickly lose motivation and fail to reach our goals.

However, there is one common New Year’s Resolution our agency can support… and that’s becoming more organized! I recommend you keep and update a Complete Home Inventory, and the start of a new year is a great time to do this if you never have before, as well as to update an existing file. Since you only need to update your Home Inventory a few times a year (or when you make large purchases), it will be easy to check this one off the list and give yourself a pat on the back for organizing your home and being prepared.

It is very important to keep track of all of your personal belongings in the event something catastrophic happens to you. We hope that disaster never happens to us, but we must be prepared for the worst.

Think about how difficult it would be to list all your personal belongings after they are lost. Chances are some things would be forgotten or you would not have proof you owned them initially. A Home Inventory ensures that your belongings are protected.

You need to complete a Household Inventory and make sure that it is updated frequently, especially after any big purchases. Having a Household Inventory will protect your belongings in the event that they are damaged or destroyed, as well as help you maximize your insurance claim payment.

An accurate inventory and proof of ownership at the time of a loss can make the claim settlement easier and faster.

Taking inventory can be tedious, but if you ever have a fire, break-in, or damage or destruction to your property, you’ll be glad you have a record of what you own. There are several apps available through the Google Play Store and Apple App Store to digitize your home inventory. Many allow you to easily enter all needed information (item description, make, model, serial number, value, purchase date) and save pictures.

Complete your home inventory today & make sure you are protected throughout the year!

Published with permission from BGI Systems. Source.