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Creating a Home Inventory

Creating a Home Inventory
Imagine arriving home only to discover that it’s been destroyed by fire.

Although unlikely to happen, here at Gibb Insurance we believe: 

The better you prepare for a disaster, the less likely it will happen. 

Now imagine during this incredibly stressful time trying to list all of your possessions for insurance purposes. (Exactly how many pairs of shoes did you have and what were their approximate value?) That’s why we encourage everyone, homeowners and renters alike, to create a home inventory of their possessions. 

In the past, creating a home inventory was a laborious, tedious and time-consuming process. With technology, a home inventory will only take minutes and provides you with peace of mind. Simply record a video using your phone. Walk through your house from room to room commenting on your possessions. Open closets and drawers and remember to record what’s in your safe, garage and shed. Upload the video to a cloud-based server, like YouTube or simply email the video to yourself and ‘file’ it securely your email. 

It’s also a great idea to digitize important documents. Scan or take photos of your important documents and save in a secure cloud-based server. When uploading sensitive video or documents online, first ensure that your privacy levels are set appropriately.  

Although we hope you will never need to use your home inventory list, we feel it’s best to be prepared. If you have any home insurance questions, please give us a call at 519-736-8228.