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post #21 of 28 Old 02-01-2008, 09:27 AM
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Just for the *nix guys and gals out there, if I am not the only one. OpenOffice.org base has a household inventory template as well. And it should be pretty easy to set one up in MySQL if you want to do that as well... I am a Linux Admin, my wife is a Database Admin, so we are getting our household inventory done in MySQL on a LAMP box. Now you know why I work with wood. Sanity...
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I am sure everyone knows this, but being a retired cop and detective, on investigating home thefts and fires, I found many times that the computer was also stolen or destroyed in the fire, so do not store your information only on the computer and in a file cabinet. Do a hard copy and store it some place safe - like a fire proof box or safety deposit box at the bank.
PS: as stated below - guess I am old age thinking - copy of CDROM or DVDROM would work in place of paper.

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I am sure everyone knows this, but being a retired cop and detective, on investigating home thefts and fires, I found many times that the computer was also stolen or destroyed in the fire, so do not store your information only on the computer and in a file cabinet. Do a hard copy and store it some place safe - like a fire proof box or safety deposit box at the bank.
If you have a friend / family member, or office / shop somewhere detached from your home, you could also run a backup to CDROM or DVDROM and store that backup there. Paper copy backups are a pain to get back up on screen.
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You can download a free program from the Insurance Institute at there web site.
http://www.iii.org/
I is a easy program that has area to download photos and all the info you would need to have.
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Ok..

Well there are several ways to do this... First of all, keep an inventory and pictures.. You will find that receipts help, but keep in mind one thing... If you present your receipts for that Unisaw that you purchased ten years ago, you may have to fight to get replacement value.. Be prepared.. But keep good DETAILED records.. I do.. The only reason I mention the above is that it happened to me... I mentioned attorney and all of a sudden the insurance company chucked up for replacement value... Now as for all the odds and ends... Inventory them like drill bet set, # of pieces, and value... If you can't remember when then estimate and put today's prices on it... Have fun and enjoy the paper work...

Don't forget one thing, keep a copy on the puter, and hard copies in shop, at house--if seperate, and/or some other safe place just in case you have a fire, flood, tornado, monsoon, you get the idea....

Fortunately after my recent divorce I am rebuilding my tool collection, my business, my shop, and everything else for that matter... Still can't figure out what she is going to do with both my commercial shop and my big home shop... But hey that is not for me to know.. Just her and the judge... LOL...

Speaking of that I have paperwork to do.. YUCK....
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I have become curious. Most of the insurance policies I have had for many years are full replacement value on home and contents. When our home was broken into a number of years ago, and semi cleaned out, the insurance company replaced all stolen articles with new equivalent, or in some cases better stuff. It seems to be pretty standard in Canada, or maybe I just don't know any better. Is that not a standard thing in the states, or do you have to ask for that particular coverage, and pony up extra for it?

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Great thread, now I need to get busy.
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Hey Gerry...

Again it depends upon where you are.. I only mention it just so that people pay attention to the fine print in their policy... Sometimes American Policy's are a bit shortened.. Like Florida Homeowner policys..
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