We are encouraging all home owners to take advantage of this free home inventory application, Know Your Stuff Home Inventory offered by the Insurance Information Institute (III).

Know Your Stuff Home Inventory is a free online tool designed to assist homeowners in cataloging all household items and their value. In the event of a fire or other disaster, having a thorough home inventory record is essential to support a faster and more favorable claim recovery process and verify losses for tax purposes. Additionally, it also helps accelerate the possession replacement process.

The technology being offered by the III allows homeowners to upload information and photos via a smart phone app or through their free, Web-based software. No matter which one you choose, data will automatically synchronize between the two. In addition, the software includes free, secure online storage so you can access your inventory anywhere, anytime – which could be important should you need to evacuate your home in a sudden emergency.

Of course, there are alternatives to Know Your Stuff Home Inventory such as cataloging all home possessions and receipts in a notebook that is stored in a fireproof safe or at an off-site location or, if you are an existing customer, by participating in our In-Home Property Recording Program. No matter how you do it, inventorying your home is important to do. Please don’t wait until it’s too late and disaster has already occurred!

We are happy to assist you with any questions you might have about this new application or any general home inventory issues. Our focus at West’s is quite simple: YOU. We want to take a trusted, proactive approach to protecting you and your family and help you set a solid foundation for any future claim recovery.

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For More Information:

http://www.knowyourstuff.org/iii/viewOnlyNoLogin.html?page=front_take

http://techland.time.com/2013/10/01/the-best-apps-for-creating-a-home-insurance-inventory/