Mikel Long Insurance

"Large enough to serve you, yet small enough to care"

1. You'll want to go room by room. Start at the entryway of your home. Be sure to video tape the floors (for rugs, carpeting, loose toys from the kids) all the way up to the ceilings (expensive antique chandelier, maybe?) and along all walls. Have your spouse (or yourself) with you to point out the cost of any special valuables on display.

2. Before you leave each room, make sure you open all drawers, closets, cupboards, and other places where you have other belongings. Pan your camera slowly into each drawer/closet/cupboard to get a good inventory of what you have there. This will be helpful when compiling a list of what you owned and approximate costs for insurance.

3. Once you are finished with your video, you'll want to make sure the tape is somewhere safe. This could be a friend or family member's home or, better yet, a safe deposit box located at your local bank, or email it to yourself. Don't forget to update it periodically. This way, if something were to happen to your home, you still have your important inventory video

How to video your possessions