Keeping track of your belongings doesn’t have to be overwhelming (or dull)! These affordable home-inventory tools make it as easy as pointing and shooting.
Know Your Stuff
This free home inventory software from the Insurance Information Institute offers a straightforward way to keep track of your belongings online. Simply type in your details by room and item and your data will be saved on their remote servers for access anytime, anywhere. Need a copy for insurance or to keep at home? Easy: just save it offline to Excel or hit print.
Tracking your belongings just got a lot more fun (or addictive). Eye-catching and easy to use, HomeZada lets you log your possessions into your phone and sync them with home-improvement checklists, budget breakdowns and more. Best of all, its home-project tool is integrated with Pinterest!
Cost: The Essentials version is free; upgrade to Premium for $5.95/month.
This highly rated app lets you store unlimited photos, receipts, product manuals, warranties and notes all in one place. Use its bar-code scanner to go through your house and add books, DVDs and more to your inventory.
Cost: $19.99 on iTunes.
The crème de la crème of home-inventory software, DocuHome’s room-by-room logs, property galleries and sophisticated tagging tools are nothing short of inspirational. Oh, and if you’d rather outsource some of the legwork, DocuHome offers home-photography packages that start at $400.
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By Allison Ellis