6 Best Home Inventory Apps to Keep Track of Your Stuff
With Fall here, it's a great time to do a home inventory. Yes it's a chore, but taking the time to keep an inventory of the items in your home is important. Knowing what you have and the value of those items can come in handy if you are ever in a situation where you need to replace your home furnishings after a loss. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to make a homeowners or renters insurance claim, having a current and detailed inventory of your belongings makes the claims process much easier. There are plenty of home inventory apps offering a variety of features. Here are a list of my favorites and you can decide what's best for you.
1. Memento Database. With more than 3,000 templates, Memento lets you store just about anything. You can arrange items in categories using colorful icons that make for a visually appealing layout. You get to control how your items are stored and you can add as much or as little information about each item as you have in your home inventory.
2. Sortly. Sortly allows you to keep detailed records about each item in your home. You can add serial numbers, purchase dates, warranty expiration dates, and the list goes on. You can also include up to eight photos of each item allowing you to keep a visual inventory. This app can be helpful during moving because you can create printable QR labels and stick them to your boxes. Rather than opening boxes, you can scan each box and see a list of that box's contents. When you loan items to family or friends, the app gives you a place to enter the name of the person you loaned it to with a reminder for when they're supposed to return it.
3. Magic Home Inventory. If you have multiple properties, then Magic Home Inventory is for you. This Android only app allows you to break down each home's inventory by room, listing the item's location along with a description and photo of that item. This app also comes in handy during a move because it can help you keep track of which items are stored in which boxes.
4. Nest Egg. The Nest Egg inventory app allows you to scan barcodes to automatically retrieve product information. You can export your inventory to a spreadsheet for tracking and the app also gives you a place to store product warranty expiration dates and customer support numbers. You can even setup alerts for returning new items and alerts for items that you loan to other people.
5. MyStuff. If you want to keep detailed information on your items, download MyStuff. This app is designed to organizing and documenting your inventory, whether they are high-value ,the personal collections of books, movies and video games. You can add items manually or by scanning the barcode to autofill details. There is even an auto-sync feature which allows you to share data across all your devices and with other users.
6. BluePlum Home Inventory. BluePlum is versatile as you can store items items based on collections or the rooms they’re stored in. You can add photos, videos, receipts, user manuals, and other documents allowing you to consolidate a product's essential paperwork in one place. It's a great way to save info like purchasing records, warranties, and other documentation you might lose otherwise. If you have items needing routine maintenance, you can store that information in the app.
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Technology Expert Burton Kelso
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