Why and how to create a video inventory of items in your home:  http://simplefamilypreparedness.com/home-video-inventory/

If your home were burglarized, damaged or destroyed by fire or natural disaster, would you be able to prove the value of what was in your home for the insurance company?  Having a video of your home’s contents can make it much more like that you will receive fair compensation from your insurance company when and if needed.  (You should also have a written inventory of high value items).

Today, grab your phone or video camera and spend 10 minutes making a home video inventory.  Here are a few tips:

  • Start at one end of your home and work your way to the other.
  • At the beginning of the video be sure to state the date.
  • Make sure you take closeups of items of high value.  Get product ID#s when you can.
  • Narrate your video.  “This piece of jewelry is worth a lot because…..”  If you know what you paid for something, state it on the video.
  • Once done, store a copy of the inventory in a safe place away from your home (bank, relative etc)

Why and how to create a video inventory of items in your home:  http://simplefamilypreparedness.com/home-video-inventory/Photo Credit: Luke Roberts (I’ve modified the photo)

Depending on the size of your home, this shouldn’t take long and could even be fun.  Easy Peasy!

Lack of Time

I’ve found that there are lots of reasons that keep people from becoming better prepared or more self reliant. But as a young mom one of the top reasons is time, or rather a lack of time.

But really, I don’t think us young moms are alone….

I think that many, if not most, in our fast paced society feel that time slips through their fingers regularly. And when feeling rushed and anxious, it can be difficult to invest time in becoming more prepared and self reliant.

10 Minute Preparedness Projects!

But very one of us can find 10 minutes, right? Every 10 days or so, I challenge myself to spend 10 minutes on preparedness and self-reliance and I invite you to join me! Simple, right?

You can see all the 10 minutes preparedness projects here:

10 Minute (or less) Preparedness Projects.

Preparedness Projects that can be completed in 10 minutes or less From Simple Family Preparedness.  http://simplefamilypreparedness.com/10-minute-preparedness-project/