If you ever need to file an insurance claim after a theft, fire, or natural disaster, you'll likely be asked to provide the adjuster with documentation of the items that were taken or destroyed. It will be much easier to deal with your insurance claim if you already have a complete inventory detailing the items you own, when you purchased them, and approximately how much you paid for them. The attached inventory forms are designed to help you create such a document.
Fill-in Forms to Create Your Own Home Inventory
The general and blank inventory forms provided here can be used for any room in your home, though you may find it easier to use the room-specific documents for some areas.
How to Use the Forms
To access the fill-in form of your choice, simply click on the image. Doing so will launch a PDF document that you can edit and save. Both forms feature rows that are designed to represent each room of your home. There is space on each row for you to enter details and notes about your belongings, including the manufacturer, date of purchase, model and serial number and cost.
If you need help downloading the printable forms, check out these helpful tips.
To use the home inventory forms, follow these step-by-step instructions for using LTK's home inventory forms:
- Download the home inventory form of your choice by clicking on the appropriate image.
- Place your cursor in the first cell of the form and click to begin entering information.
- Use the tab and shift keys to navigate from one cell to another as you enter data. Pressing "tab" advances your cursor one cell to the right. When you are at the end of a row, "tab" will advance you to the next row. Shift+Tab will move your cursor one cell to the left.
- If you want to add additional rows, use the plus (+) sign to do so. When you hit the plus sign, a row will be added directly beneath the active line.
- Use the X at the end of rows that you want to delete.
- Use the disk icon on the menu bar to save the document.
Forms for Any Room
The general inventory form is near the top of the document and the blank one is below.
Select the room-specific form of your choice.
Patio or Deck:
Update and Secure Your Home Inventory
Putting together a home inventory is something that every homeowner and renter should do. It's also important to update the document on a regular basis so that it will be relatively current in the event that you have to file an insurance claim. Store your inventory document in a secure location outside of your home, such as a safe deposit box. The document will not be of use to you if it is lost, damaged, or destroyed.