Take inventory....A picture worth a thousand words.
Take an inventory of what you have in your: house... loft... condo... townhouse... shed... storage unit...garage...workshop...office...shop This past week, I took my own advice. The last time I did an inventory was in 2010. Actually, I told myself I needed to do a new inventory of my stuff once I started reading articles about insurance companies, (specifically State Farm) and how they wouldn't pay out full value (minus depreciation) for stuff that the owners thought was insured. The state of CA has stepped in and is working with them to be sure they will cover what has been decimated. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/7792666-181/state-presses-insurers-to-waive?sba=AAS And since I've been on a 'look at it, then toss it' binge since the beginning of the year, things have changed a bit around here. Nobody (well, I think a few are out there) expects the worst to happen. But certainly in this past year, where fires were raging up and down Califo