Home Inventory Checklist

At Farm Bureau Insurance, we want you and all South Carolina residents to be prepared. To help you get started with your home inventory we have created several lists for you to use. The lists group items by the room in which they are most likely to be found or items by a category. Beside the items you have in your house, you will need to write a brief description of the item, when and where it was bought and the make or model number. For items like books, CDs, sheets or pots and pans, you can make a general estimate of how many you have and their estimated value.

General Appliances

  • Televisions
  • VCR/DVD player
  • Video camera
  • CD player
  • Stereo equipment
  • CDs, records
  • Radios
  • Sewing machine
  • Cameras
  • Answering machine
  • Phones
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Air conditioners
  • Heaters
  • Fans
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Exercise equipment

General Household

  • Carpet/rugs
  • Window treatments
  • Bookcases
  • Chairs
  • Lamps/light fixtures
  • Clocks
  • Mirrors
  • Vases
  • Collections (coin, stamp, etc.)
  • Pictures/wall hangings

Living Room

  • Sofa
  • Chairs
  • Coffee table
  • End tables
  • Entertainment center/wall units
  • Piano/other musical instruments

Dining Room

  • Buffet
  • Table
  • Chairs
  • China cabinet
  • China
  • Silverware
  • Crystal
  • Table linens
  • Tea/coffee sets
  • Serving table/cart

Bedrooms

  • Beds
  • Bed linens
  • Dressers/chests
  • Dressing tables
  • Night tables

Clothing

  • Shoes
  • Coats
  • Furs
  • Suits
  • Dresses
  • Sweaters
  • Sports apparel
  • Shirts
  • Skirts
  • Jewelry

Kitchen

  • Table
  • Chairs
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave oven
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee makers/other small appliances
  • Pots/pans
  • Dishes
  • Glasses
  • Kitchen utensils

Bathrooms

  • Hair dryer/other electrical appliances
  • Scale
  • Shower curtains
  • Towels

Home Office/Study/Den

  • Desk
  • Chairs
  • Sofa
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Fax machine
  • Books
  • Tables
  • Business supplies

Garage/Basement/Attic/Shed

  • Furniture
  • Luggage/trunks
  • Sports equipment
  • Toys/Outdoor games
  • Bicycles
  • Small boats
  • Trailers
  • Lawn mower
  • Snow blower
  • Shovels
  • Sprinklers/hoses
  • Wheelbarrow/other garden tools and supplies
  • Ladders
  • Work bench
  • Carpentry tools/supplies
  • Holiday decorations

Porch/Patio

  • Garden chairs
  • Garden tables
  • Umbrellas
  • Outdoor cooking equipment
  • Planters
  • Jacuzzi

Important Documents

It's also important to keep a record of legal documents, such as birth certificates and passports, and financial documents, such as bank accounts and insurance policies. You can also use your home inventory to record information about these papers. Note insurance policy and bank and investment account numbers along with any contact information. For more tips, go to the Federal Citizen Information Center's "Consumer Focus: Preparing Your Household Records."

General Household Records

  • Wills, living wills and powers of attorney
  • Passports
  • Birth certificates
  • Marriage certificates/divorce decrees
  • Social security cards
  • Education records
  • Employment records
  • Church records

Financial Household Records

  • Insurance records
  • Tax records
  • Creditor information
  • Credit card information
  • Bank information (account numbers, statements, etc.)
  • Deeds
  • Retirement and pension account information
  • Home improvement records warranties

Do You Have the South Carolina Homeowner's Insurance You Need?

Now that you have a better idea of the value of your possessions, do you have the right level of homeowner's insurance? Learn more about the various property insurance policies that we offer to our South Carolina members. Speak with a local agent to get a personalized quote to get the insurance you need.