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January 17, 2023

Home Inventory Checklist


Catastrophe can strike at any moment. Ensure you’re prepared with a home inventory checklist.


The Missouri Department of Insurance urges homeowners and renters to make an accurate account of their possessions by filling out a home inventory checklist. Having a list of your possessions makes it that much easier to file an insurance claim in the event of damage or theft.


The Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Home Inventory Checklist provides homeowners and renters a tool that allows them to record their possessions in each room of their house. Each page has examples of items that may be found in each room. The checklist allows the homeowner or renter to include the item’s manufacturer, model or serial number, date of purchase and price. Homeowners and renters are also encouraged to include any sales receipts of items listed, as well as a picture of the item.


Once completed, the Home Inventory Checklist should be kept in a safe, fire-proof place. You also could scan the checklist into a PDF and then email it to yourself, so it’s kept in a safe digital environment. And don’t forget to update the checklist anytime you make a substantial purchase for your home.

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Dominic Gomez

CommunityAmerica Insurance Agency

Dominic Gomez joined CommunityAmerica in 2018 and currently serves as an Insurance Advisor for CommunityAmerica Insurance Agency. He has over 18 years of insurance experience, serving members and business members.