Home and Business Inventory
Document Your Belongings in the Event of a Fire or Natural Disaster
In 2011, my parents' home was hit by a tornado. Most of their belongings, including 80% of their home were destroyed. Luckily, we were able to identify the items that were destroyed and they were able to claim them with the insurance company. However, when my husband's childhood home was destroyed by fire, it was not that easy - there was very little to identify so they were left to remember what they had that was lost.
We never know when tragedy may strick - illness, death, natural disaster, or fire can change your life at any moment. It is vital to document the items that you have in your home and business, saving them onto a secure online site, sending copies to your insurance company, and updating the information yearly.
In the event that something unexpected happens to you and your family, it is important to be as prepared as possible.