The holidays are a good time to update - or create - your home inventory. Take photos or make videos of items, and list descriptions and serial numbers (or owner applied numbers). If your home is burglarized, having a detailed inventory can help identify stolen items and make insurance claims easier to file.
Make sure things like TVs, DVD players, stereo equipment, cameras, cell phones, sports equipment, jewelry, silver, computers, home office equipment, and power tools are on the list.
Be sure to keep this list in a safe location that can be readily accessed in the event you need to report any of these items lost/stolen to the sheriff’s office.