Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. This month’s blog is dedicated to educating and empowering my readers to create (or update) a Home Inventory. For those of you who don’t know, a Home Inventory
is a comprehensive list of your possessions along with their estimated value, etc. For the purpose of this blog, I’ll focus on Home Inventories however if you own a small business, you should take a step further and complete an inventory of your office as well.
Whether you own/rent your home, below is just a partial list of the reasons why you should you have an updated inventory:
How to complete an inventory? The inventory can be as low tech or as high tech as you want it to be. Methods include paper, spreadsheet, software app, etc. Though some feel that photos or videos of their possessions may suffice, I beg to differ. A thoroughly documented Home Inventory (paper, spreadsheet, app, etc.) includes more than just a visual. It contains the details. My Mom used to say “The hard way is the easy way.” So while it may be easier to simply take photos or videos of your possessions, it’s worth the extra time and effort to document the details (cost, receipts, purchase date, purchase price, value, etc.). Obviously, the more complete your inventory is, the easier it will be to file a claim if necessary.
Let 2019 be the year you get prepared. Though completing an inventory may seem daunting and overwhelming, it’s well worth the time and effort. If you want to create your own inventory, here’s a FEMA resource to get your started. If you’d like a thorough inventory completed but simply don’t have the time/desire to do it yourself, please call me. As a Professional Organizer, I offer this as service and would love to discuss the process with you in more detail and answer any questions you may have.
"Be Prepared… the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to ace on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise." ~Robert Baden-Powell~
Brenda Tringali, Organizing, Productivity & HR Specialist
At Your Fingertips Organizing
Serving Greater Myrtle Beach, SC or "virtually" anywhere (via phone/video)
Brenda Tringali is the owner of At Your Fingertips Organizing. She provides Life/Workplace/Residential Organizing & Productivity services to clients in the Myrtle Beach, SC area & “virtually” anywhere via video, phone, etc. Drawing from her 30 years of Human Resources/Staffing experience, she also helps clients with HR/Staffing/Job Search needs as well. Brenda is an active member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing professionals). She is also Chair of the NAPOCares Committee which highlights the community outreach efforts of NAPO members, NAPO Chapters, and NAPO Business Partners as they reach out to share the three “T’s” of Social Responsibility: their Time, Treasures, and Talents.