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Have a Happy Holiday…and Avoid an Insurance Claim!

By juliellove99989008, Dec 8 2015 04:39PM

Just a reminder that while the holiday season brings gifts it also attracts thieves. Take care of yourself and your property by being prepared. Here are a few tips:

1. NEVER haul the boxes from large purchases to your curb for trash pick-up. This is an invitation to criminals who troll through neighborhoods during the holidays selecting which houses to hit. That 40 inch HD flat screen television box could put you at the top of their Christmas list. Instead, haul those boxes away yourself, or if you are unable, wait until the morning of trash pick-up to take them to the curb;

2. As you open those presents take a moment to write down the important information from the big-ticket items. Following this post you will find a home inventory list that you can use to log not only your gifts but all of those other expensive items already in your home, room by room. If you suffer a theft, fire or other holiday tragedy you will have to prove to your insurance company what you owned. In such a situation having a list is priceless! Once you have finished scan and email the list to yourself or store it in some other safe (off premises) location like a safe deposit box at your local bank. After all, the list won’t do you any good if it burns up in your home or is stored on your now stolen laptop.

Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!

Julie Love

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