*50 Dollarz Best Buy G/C G!VE-it-AWAY* Do You Have a Home Inventory?

I have never really cared for insurance but my wife’s father was an insurance man and she was fully indoctrinated. As a result, we have the insurance that we need to protect us against disasters. The big problem with having homeowners or renters insurance, is remembering everything you own if a claim needs to be filed. Remembering each of our prized possessions when all you have is a pile of ashes is a mortifying task.

The economy forced us to combine two households and that means we have lots of stuff to replace. Proving ownership to our insurance company requires a good listing of what we own.  Recording ownership of TVs, Xboxes, streaming players, jewelry and shoes used to be a monumental and nearly impossible task.

Fortunately, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners provides an incredibly amazing app to create an inventory of everything you own. The tool is available as an iPhone or Android application and is called myHOME Scr.APP.book.  The best thing about this app is from the NAIC is that it’s FREE, no charge, zip, nada.

I jumped at the opportunity to download the FREE myHOME Scr.APP.book app from naic.org and found that the app was exceptionally easy to use. I could list each item and then use the phone to take a picture of the item. The app lets you capture images, descriptions, bar codes and serial numbers.  I was then allowed to store the information electronically for safekeeping.

The app has a very helpful section on how to create a home inventory in addition to a helpful and categorized section on tips. I was able to enter my inventory by rooms, at my own pace. It was surprising to realize how many valuable books and electronic accessories I owned.

I highly recommend that you download the FREE myHOME Scr.APP.book app from naic.org and begin creating an inventory of your possessions. A good inventory will also help you determine whether your policy will cover all your household items. No one wants to have their lives affected by any disaster and having an accurate inventory of your possessions will help you be prepared. Remember, it’s FREE.

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  1. I would log jewelry first

  2. Tracy M Hamill says:

    Anything to do with my kids.

  3. Alicia Evans says:

    My pictures of my kids

  4. Teresa Moore says:

    I quess it would be my flat screen tv and my computer I would inventory first.

  5. Lily Kwan says:

    I will document my computer first.

  6. tami husak says:

    i would have to say my wedding ring if i can find it:( it fell of my finger.

  7. elizabeth rupp says:

    My jewelry!

  8. Teresa F says:

    My childrens photos. Thank you

  9. Heather Stokes says:

    My most prized possession would be my computer. LOL

  10. my land deed

  11. tracy webb says:

    my photos of my kids and grand-kids

  12. katie mathews says:

    my grandmothers ring.

  13. Tenielle S says:

    Our most prized pocessions(kids) cant be replaced, but I guess our wedding photos that are on black and white film still need to be documented!

  14. Alicia S. says:

    My most prized possession is my childrens keepsake boxes with their ultra sound pics, pictures, hospital bracelets, clothes and stuff that is irreplaceable!!

  15. staci wells mefford says:

    besides my family of course and photos i have already documented there are some family momentos most def would do thank you

  16. Keri VanNuland says:

    My wedding ring and jewelry

  17. I’m not sure…I have so much I need to document!

  18. Lee Black says:

    My most prized possession are my pics and videos of my kids and family!

  19. susie lee wiener says:

    I luv this giveaway because it would make hubby so happy that I won it and give him the prize.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  20. susie lee wiener says:

    my fav. things are my photos also.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  21. I think I would start with my wedding ring and then move through in some logical room by room order. My most prized possessions aren’t replaceable and aren’t really my possessions at all they are on loan!

  22. My wedding band set and my hubby.

  23. jennifer speed says:

    most prized possession other than my life is my laptop

  24. Stacey K says:

    Computers/Ipad probably

  25. birth certificates.marriage cert, and deeds

  26. carmen york says:

    My Family

  27. Barbara Mayes
    Twitter: barbieQ2U
    says:

    My wedding rings

  28. rosina hodges says:

    A pendant my grandmother gave me

  29. mary fanara coleman says:

    My Nikon camera will be first.

  30. amy miller-lynn says:

    my wedding band set

  31. I’d document our electronics and photos first.

  32. Sherry Lebow says:

    I love this giveaway because it’s so fun to shop at Best Buy

  33. Sherry Lebow says:

    I learned these items should be included in the inventory and I never really thought about it before
    Don’t forget items you use rarely such as holiday decorations, sports equipment, tools, etc.

  34. Sherry Lebow says:

    Antiques I have from my great grandmother

  35. Brooke Westmoreland says:

    well my favorite things are my photos, dogs, and cell phone… so I think I could only include the photos

  36. Laura Jacobson says:

    Mine would be a sugar/creamer set my grandmother gave me years ago, that was her mothers and the only thing they were able to save during a house fire when she was a little girl. Precious to me. 🙂

  37. Rebecca Graham says:

    My computers.

  38. sarah banes says:

    Family photos

  39. Wanda McHenry says:

    My iPad

  40. jamie villari says:

    Family pictures is my most prized possession

  41. Birth cert & military discharge and laptop.

  42. shelly peterson says:

    I love this giveaway because I like shopping at Best Buy and a GC would be really nice

    cshell090869@aol.com

  43. shelly peterson says:

    I would document my electronics first.

    cshell090869@aol.com

  44. My most prized possession is my photos & computer.

  45. Leann Lindeman says:

    I would document all my pics on the computer!

  46. Kathy Ross says:

    A framed print that was my moms.

  47. Kimberly says:

    I would document my important certifcates, like marriage and birth.

  48. Amie Olson says:

    Our kids’ baby books and photos!

  49. I would document my computer – it has all of my pictures on it!

  50. Tara Liebing says:

    I would document My computer and PS3

  51. Amanda Alvarado says:

    Our most prized possession that is irreplaceable is our daughter’s remains that are in a gorgeous engraved silver box.

  52. Alicia Zirjacks says:

    My kids baby books!

  53. Letter from my parents ,birth certificate of my daughter and marriage certificate

  54. My diamond engagement ring

  55. JD Blosser says:

    My computer because it holds all my most precious items my photos!

  56. pics of my daughter and family

  57. Melanie Morin says:

    Pictures, that’s for sure.

  58. Pictures take with a film camera that will be lost forever if not stored somehow

  59. Elisabeth says:

    Is it weird that my most prized possession is my passport? 😉

  60. Family photos

  61. Janene Scarborough says:

    Well I don’t really have much that is I would say that valuable, but my family photos are very important to me, and my wedding rings

  62. Photos and documents about retirement plans.

  63. PATRICIA BOOTH says:

    The first thing to document are my pictures of all the family and friends.

  64. Deb Kovac
    Twitter: couponmaster11
    says:

    I would have to say the first thing I would document would be the family pictures. My dad and grandma are gone now so I would want to get them protected.

  65. Erin Cash says:

    My 1tb external harddrive it has all of our photos backed up on it. Thank you for the giveaway.

  66. Danielle Papsis says:

    My most prized possessions: electronics, camera, photos, kitchenaid mixer.

  67. I would be my photos.

  68. Glenna Faccenetti
    Twitter: gfaccenetti
    says:

    My new Tv.

  69. amanda roach says:

    my hard drie with all my photos

  70. My children are my most valued (maybe not valuable) next is my car

  71. Tiff Pull says:

    Photos of my family and prints and negative that i have taken.

  72. Anne Loyd says:

    I would log my wedding ring, our electronics and our furniture.

  73. Andrea Williams says:

    Our documents: birth certificates, marriage certificate, passports, diplomas, etc… and then our photos.

  74. My computer
    Thanks for the contest.

  75. The harddrive with all my kids’ photos on it.

  76. Jessica B says:

    My most prized possesion is my wedding rings, however they are kind of irreplaceable! Most prized, replaceable possesion would be my new washer & dryer, they are the first new appliances I have ever owned and they are the greatest!! lol

  77. My sons pictures and keepsakes!

  78. My laptop!

    Can you list pets?

  79. Amy Orvin says:

    My photo albums
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

  80. I would list my jewelry

  81. Carmen gary says:

    I would list my furniture first

  82. computers/tvs

  83. Hollie Jahnke says:

    My would have to be my computer.

  84. my computer; I have everything on it and i use it for everything!

  85. Teressa Morris
    Twitter: teressamorris
    says:

    The first thing I would document is my guitar.

  86. Jennifer Marie says:

    my computer!!

  87. My most prized possession would be my childrens photos, then my laptop 🙂

  88. courtney b says:

    probably my wedding ring

  89. Leslie Russell
    Twitter: fordchik126
    says:

    I would document my Jason Aldean memorabilia. Doesn’t mean much to anyone else, but to me it’s so important!

  90. Mary Happymommy says:

    Our children’s birth certificates and our marriage certificate.

  91. Danielle E. says:

    My macbook pro would be first

  92. In addition to my daughter’s pictures, it would probably be my grandmother’s furnishings.

  93. Brandy Shields
    Twitter: brandyshields1
    says:

    Great Grandpa’s burial flag ww2 uniform and Navy issued knife.

  94. I would document a ring that my grandmother gave me before she died.

  95. Michele Behlen says:

    My most prized possessions are those that can’t be replaced, but I think my computer would be first.

  96. My record collection!

  97. I would document jewelry first.

  98. mistee dawn
    Twitter: misteedawnw
    says:

    My daughter’s birth certificate.

  99. catherine c says:

    my mac computer

  100. Jeff Legg says:

    I guess my most priced possesion right now is my laptop. Its my link to the world and I would be lost without it.
    graywolfpack5@yahoo.com

  101. video and pics of kids

  102. Jennie Swencki says:

    Important documents like SS cards, birth certificates, marriage certificate, then all my pictures

  103. laptop

  104. Tracy Awalt Juliano says:

    All our important papers and pictures.

  105. Devona Fryer says:

    Pictures of my kids!

  106. Leslie Galloway says:

    Probably our Nikon… and all the lenses.

  107. Krissy Wilson says:

    Love the giveaways! Thx!

  108. Kristin Donley says:

    pic!

  109. I love this giveaway because it gets me thinking about what I need to do.

  110. My engagement ring!

  111. ashley lin says:

    My phone! i cant live without my iphone! Hope to win this contest!

  112. My kids/ pets / wedding album. In that order.

  113. Have to say my plasma tv.

  114. tanya allen says:

    well they have no value to anyone else but to me they are pricless the pictures and videos of my kids,scrapbooks and baby books etc. then my laptop

  115. Other than my pictures which I can’t put a value on, I would say a set of earrings that my great-grandmother wore at her wedding.

  116. My computer or the TV.

  117. Randi Lanz says:

    It would be my scrapbooks, though I’m not sure how they would put a “value” on them.

  118. Jessica Gratz says:

    Our electronics.

  119. my most prized posession would be a baby 🙂

  120. Shannon Gammon says:

    My computer:) Thank you for the Chance to win<3

  121. awsome giveaway!

  122. Sarah Powers says:

    I will be documenting all digital/electronic items

  123. Heather Bridson
    Twitter: heatherbridson
    says:

    I love this giveaway because Best Buy is the Best!!

  124. Jennifer Spano says:

    My marriage license and and my son’s important papers

  125. Beth Hill says:

    My prized possession in my house would be the flat screen tv and home sound system we just installed.

  126. my photo albums! and my laptop 😉

  127. michelle king says:

    other than the physical photos of our kids i would say our computers bc they have our childrens lives on them from birth! also my grandfathers army flag

  128. jamie stanley says:

    pics and videos of my kids

  129. Michelle Westerfield says:

    it would definately be our Wyland Limited edition dolphin sculpture

  130. my most prized possession is my eng ring!

  131. All of my important documents in my lock box

  132. Jessica Conkey says:

    My most prized possession(s) would be my computer, where all my childrens’ photos are stored, and my camera, that I take all those pictures with!

  133. Karina Lee says:

    my marriage certificate

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