Take a moment to think about all the stuff in your home. Could you write it all down? Every single item? Before you get overwhelmed, read on to discover some easier ways app technology has made it possible to take note of everything that you own.
Chances are your home is protected in case of property damage. But what about its contents? A recent Allstate survey of Atlanta homeowners found that while more than 90% of homeowners are concerned about protecting their homes, only a mere 41% had ever documented or valued their contents.
In addition to making it harder to tackle a loss once it has taken place, not having a property inventory can cause a delay in claim resolution. In most cases homeowners receive property claim payments faster when a home inventory is in place, sometimes 50 – 100% faster.
Be as detailed and thorough as possible, you never know whether that chest of drawers handed down to you from generations could be worth something.
On that note, grab one of these 8 home inventory apps to get started.
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1. MyStuff2 Lite
Keep track of everything, from your electronics and appliances to your jewelry and movie collections. Barcode scanning and Amazon integration is included.
Available for iOS, but note that this free version limits you to 15 items. For $8.99, the Pro version is identical but has no item limit.
2. Visual Inventory
If you are a visual person, this App may be for you. Snap a photo of a room and tag you items.
Free for Android.
3. MyHome Lite
Need Password protection for your inventory? try this app. It also features a setup wizard so you can get organized quickly.
Available for Android, free (but you’re limited to only 10 items and one image per item). For full functionality, check out the Pro version, $3.99.
4. Inventory Buddy
For those who own multiple homes or who work as property managers, this app supports an unlimited number of locations for tracking things. Available on iOS, $1.99.
5. Home Inventory Photo Remote
This companion app lets you easily take photos and scan items to help build you inventory on the main desktop, Home Inventory Mac App ($19.99 and Mac App Store Editor’s Choice).
Available for iOS free. Another companion app, Home Inventory Mobile Backup (available for iOS free), creates a backup of your inventory files which you can view on the go.
6. Know Your Stuff Home Inventory
This home inventory app from the Insurance Information Institute backs up your data to the cloud, for ensured access, if disaster strikes.
Available for iOS and Android, both free.
This app not only keeps track of your home inventory, it also provides a library of support documentation that is always up to date. Sync data with online app, never worry about backing up your inventory. Compare total value of assets to your insurance coverage.
Free on iOS
8. Belongings Home Inventory App
Home inventory syncs with the Belongings online home inventory app for an automatic back up. Use a bar code scanner app to quickly add items.
Free on iOS