Conducting a personal property inventory

Take the time to compile an inventory of your home now, and it will save you precious time and frustration later. A personal property inventory helps to:

  • Ensure you have the coverage you need
  • In the event of a loss, it makes it easier for you to file a complete and prompt claim, supported by accurate documentation
  • Helps determine the replacement cost of your lost or damaged possessions to settle your claim quickly (subject to the provisions of your homeowners or renters policy)

Personal Property Inventory Software

You can always simply make a list in a notebook and save receipts and photos in a file. Or, you can use Travelers Personal Property Inventory Software to create an electronic record of your possessions. With the click of your mouse you can update this list as you buy or eliminate personal possessions.

How to use this software

Start by downloading our free Personal Property Inventory software by clicking here. Once you have downloaded and installed the software, you can begin.

  • Creating a New Inventory When you start the program for the first time, you should click on the "new" button on the upper left hand corner of the screen.
  • The Wizard The set-up wizard will then ask you a series of questions, including the names of the rooms in your house.
  • Adding Items Now that you have set up your home, you can begin to add items to your home inventory room by room. On the left hand side of your screen you will see a list of rooms. First, click on the room where you would like to add an item and then click on the "+ item" button on the left hand corner of your screen. When you make a significant purchase, add the information to your inventory while the details are fresh in your mind.
  • Adding Photographs / Receipts When you add an item to the room, you will see an upload option for pictures and receipts. For photographs, you can use images taken with your digital camera. If you don't have a digital camera, you can scan print photographs into your computer or you can save the photos with a copy of your home inventory report. The same goes for receipts.
  • Printing Your Report There are a number of report options available to you if you want to print a report of your inventory. Click on the "print" button on the upper left hand corner of your screen.

Storing your home inventory

Once you have completed your home inventory, you have a number of options for storage:

  • Burn a CD You can burn your home inventory file onto a CD and store it outside of the home, such as with a family member or in a safe deposit box.
  • Save Electronically You can save your home inventory to your hard drive and/or e-mail it to a trusted friend or family member for safe keeping. You can also e-mail it to yourself so that a record will reside in cyberspace. This way, if your home is destroyed, you can access this information remotely.
  • Print a Report This software offers a number of report options. You can print the information and store it in a safe place outside of your home. Along with these documents, you should keep important receipts and other important insurance information.

If you have any questions on storage, please feel free to fill out the form on the following page: http://www.knowyourstuff.org/iii/login.html

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The information on this site is general in nature. Any description of coverage is necessarily simplified. Whether a particular loss is covered depends on the specific facts and the provisions, exclusions and limits of the actual policy. Nothing on this site alters the terms or conditions of any of our policies. You should read the policy for a complete description of coverage. Coverage options, limits, discounts and deductibles are subject to availability and to individuals meeting our underwriting criteria. Not all features available in all areas.

Insurance is underwritten by The Travelers Indemnity Company and its property casualty affiliates, One Tower Square, Hartford, CT. For a complete list of personal insurance underwriting companies, click here.