Imagine that all your belongings are destroyed in a house fire. Thankfully, you have insurance. But to file a claim and get reimbursed, you have to make a list of everything you lost. How many of your belongings would you be able to remember? I tried it on a smaller scale, listing everything I could…

Sarah Schlichter writes for NerdWallet. Email: sschlichter@nerdwallet.com.

The article Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Make a Home Inventory originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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