How to Create an Easy Home Inventory with HomeSheet
It's no secret that a home inventory is an important step in protecting your belongings in the event of theft or natural disaster. But what many people don't realize is that creating a home inventory can be easy and hassle-free, as long as you have the right tools. In this article, we'll discuss how to create an easy home inventory with HomeSheet.
What is a home inventory and why should I have one
A home inventory is a record of all your belongings, including furniture, appliances, electronics, and clothing. It's important to have a home inventory in case of theft or natural disaster, and to make sure you're properly insured. Creating a home inventory can be time-consuming, but it's worth the effort.
There are many different ways to create a home inventory. You can use a notebook, spreadsheet, or an app like HomeSheet. The method you choose depends on your personal preferences and how much time you want to spend on the project.
Make a list of all your important belongings
The best way to create your home inventory is to get started with the important things, like your electronics, jewelry, appliances, and other expensive items. For each item, you will want to note the model number, manufacturer, value, and any serial numbers. It's best to keep a picture of the item, and any proof of purchases for expensive items. With HomeSheet, you can keep track of all these items, and even upload additional documents like user manuals or warranty cards.
After you have inventoried your important belongings, you can move on to creating a room-by-room inventory. This is a great way to make sure you don't forget anything. For each room, list the items in that room and their value. Again, it's helpful to take pictures of your items so you can reference them later.
High value items
If you have any high value items that you want to be sure to track, you can add them as a special item in your home inventory. This could include artwork, rare coins, or even family heirlooms. High value items may require additional policy riders or appraisals. With HomeSheet, you can store appraisals alongside photos, manuals, and proof of purchases for your high value items. If you are unsure if your insurance policy covers these items, you should contact your insurance company for further direction.
Storing Your Home Inventory
Once you have created your home inventory, you need to find a safe place to store it. You may want to keep a copy at home and give a copy to a family member or friend. You can also store your home inventory in a safe deposit box or online storage service. You always want to make sure you have two copies stored in different locations, in case one copy is lost due to unforeseen disaster. HomeSheet securely stores your inventory in the cloud, and allows you to export a PDF report of all your items so you always have a copy for yourself.
Home inventories are an important way of protecting your home and its contents. HomeSheet is a simple home inventory tool that will make this process easier for you- it's the perfect solution to record high value items, track any serial numbers, or upload pictures of your belongings. With HomeSheet, you can easily store all these documents in one place, and rest assured that they will be there for you when you need them the most.