What information should I have in my household inventory?

A complete household inventory consists of:

• a description of each item owned (include model and serial numbers)

• the date you acquired it and how much you paid for it if you purchased it

• its current value

The more detailed the information, the better.

To complement written records, include digital camera files, photographs, or videos. One method would be to film from one end of your house to the other, providing information and commentary on your possessions (this …

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Household Property Inventory

Among your important papers should be a household inventory — an itemized list of your personal belongings. Whether you are a homeowner or renter, an accurate household property inventory is a necessity. It provides information for:

  • Recording the approximate value and identification details of items owned
  • Purchasing homeowner’s or renter’s insurance
  • Processing insurance claims
  • Listing personal property and its value in a net worth statement
  • Planning replacements of furnishings and equipment
  • Planning the distribution of your estate

In case of …