Taking a home inventory is a tedious task, but let your computer help you lighten the load a little. This free program, provided at KnowYourStuff.org guides you through the task. You go from generalities about the house to insurance information to a room-by-room inventory.
The program makes it easy and you can fill out as much or as little as you like. It even has an easy way to put in photos and to scan in sales receipts. When you finish your inventory, the program will give you a summary of items and costs. You can even print out the complete inventory and store it in an off-site location or send it to your insurance agent.
Everything is stored on your own computer, so you don’t have to worry about giving your information to some website owner. You should back it up to a thumb drive for safety.
We also recommend that you take an on going complete photo record of the content of your home including appliances, equipment, electronics, furniture, etc. You might even scan purchase receipts into your computer record. Back it all up to a thumb drive and then back that up to a second thumb drive which is stored elsewhere.
Completing a home inventory will give you a good feeling and after you take stock of everything that you own, you can’t help but feel grateful.