As I get closer and closer to my due date my list of things to accomplish gets longer and longer. I don’t know if any of you out there feel that same way, but I feel major “nesting” right now. I feel like I need to organize and clean everything 100 times over. Home organization has been something that I want to tackle before our baby arrives. It’s a project I started before we moved this summer. However, since we moved I have not been great at keeping it updated. I mean our lives have changed a lot in the past few months. Along with feeling more grown up I want to also feel more organized. In those few months, we’ve started a new job, moved, changed insurances, started saving for retirement, bought a ton of baby items, and more. Right now I have been storing everything in our fire safe, which is a good start, but I want to be more organized. It’s an organized chaos. To help in this project I’m starting a home inventory kit.
This idea started when realizing that if something were to happen to our home we would need to prove to our insurance what we had in our house. No one wants a thing like this to happen but it seems every day on the news someone is dealing with an unfortunate situation. I want to be prepared so that I can sleep soundly at night. It’s a bit of a pain to start, but so easy to maintain. You simply document what you have in your house and store the documents so that if a natural disaster, fire, or robbery occurred you could prove the value of your possessions.
I’ve created three downloads all for your printing enjoyment. The first is the complete kit where you document the the important items in your house with photos and document what you have in each room.I know some of you may not want something that involved so I also split the kit it into two separate documents one of just important items to document, or listing what you have in each room of your house. It’s the same thing as found on the kit, just not as comprehensive.
Simply print the pages you need, or as many copies of a page as you need. (For example, you may need more than one appliance page.) Fill out the information, snap a quick picture, and store in a fire/water proof location.
THE COMPLETE HOME INVENTORY KIT:
HOME INVENTORY BY ITEM ONLY
HOME INVENTORY BY ROOM ONLY
I hope that this is the first of a several part series of organizing my home and preparing for the future. It doesn’t need to be anything beautiful but documenting what we own can save ourselves a major headache in the case of an emergency. In my kit I’m hole punching the pages and storing them in a binder. In a sleeve protector I’m adding any warranty information, receipts, or anything I want to save for those important items.