Trying to remember everything we own is hard enough but, in the midst of a tragedy, it becomes that much more difficult to recall every little item.  Gilmartin Insurance, located in Northeast PA, wants to help make sure you’re prepared in case the unthinkable happens.  That’s why we like to educate our clients by providing tips to help set you up as best as possible.

What can I do to make sure I’m prepared in the event of a loss to my home or business?

Preparing an inventory of your personal property is one of the best things you can do to help ensure you recover fully from a major loss.  To give you a better idea of what your personal property is, consider this.  If you took your property, turned it upside down, and shook it, your personal property would be anything that falls out.  This will likely mean you’re making a list of hundreds of items, including furniture & electronics, dishes & silverware, bedding & clothing, and even the small, random items that we all throw in what we typically call “the junk drawer”.

The easiest way to inventory your property is to walk through your home while taking a video and narrating.  Couple that with pictures and a written, room-by-room break down of all of the items and you’ll be setting yourself up for a much smoother road to recovery should the unthinkable happen.  But don’t forget to store your videos, pictures, and documents in a cloud somewhere so you can access them even if your phone, tablet, or computer is destroyed.

At Gilmartin Insurance, we care about our clients!  Give us a call so we can assist you with all of your insurance needs!