While many of us our spending extra time at home, take the opportunity to do an inventory of your house. After a crime, fire, or other emergency, it is often hard to remember all your property. Here are some suggestions on creating a list.
Make an Inventory of Your Belongings
Go through each room one at a time. Remember, the more detailed the better.
Use our online inventory form or an electronic inventory app. Many insurance companies offer them.
It is important to have the brand name, model and serial number of each valuable.
Take pictures of items, especially ones without serial numbers like jewelry or art.
When Your Inventory is Complete
Make a copy and keep it in a safe place. Consider keeping one in a secure location at home and in a safe deposit box. Some people store it on the cloud.
Update the list when you make new purchases of valuable items.
Consider marking your property with an owner-applied number, this can discourage thieves.
Marking Your Property
Marking helps law enforcement in identifying your property and returning it to you.
Engraving is a great option that will deter thieves. Use your driver’s license number or create a unique number.
Your neighborhood can join together to purchase an engraver.
Mark items like computers, cameras, guns, power tools, bicycles, etc.
Credit Card Safety
Make a list of all your credit cards with account numbers and contact information.
Register Your Bike
Help OPD return your bike to you if it’s recovered. Register it online and don’t forget to take a picture.
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