Create a Save File of Your Life Before Disaster

January 14, 2013

Take pictures for homeowners insuranceCreating secondary backups of important files should be second nature by now, from saving things to the cloud to having a safe deposit box; but when was the last time you made a “saved file” of your home? With homeowners insurance, you can do just the thing!

The Equifax Finance Blog explains how to make the most out of homeowners insurance protection for the items within your home in the new blog, “

How to Create an Inventory for Homeowners Insurance.” Start by making a list, either room by room or by category of items. The list needs to be relatively detailed so that its value can be determined for the purposes of insurance in the event that you do experience a disaster. Make sure that particularly expensive or unique items have additional details since they may be harder to replace.

Once you have a list, it is time to make sure you visually document the items with photographs or videos. Take multiple photos of each room so you capture all of the documented items. If you do video, it can be easier to make moving shots while narrating which items are in frame so that it is easier to identify item by item. Then, make sure to store your list and photos or videos somewhere safe, preferably off-site – you don’t want to lose the backups in the same tragedy that befalls your home, after all!

To learn more about how to best protect your investments, from your home to updated

identity theft information, be sure to check out Equifax!

About The Author

Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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