Itemize Your Possessions and Secure the List

One of the most important parts of a home renovation process–and a practice that is sometimes overlooked–is the organizing and safekeeping of relevant financial documents that create a detailed file of your house, big-ticket purchases, etc.

In addition to saving invoices, receipts and contracts, this article also recommends filing away paint samples, carpet strips, tile pieces and other decorative elements in the event of an insurance claim caused by large-scale damage. And once you’ve implemented a filing system that fits, consider storing it in a safe or other fire-retardant storage box to ensure these priceless papers are protected.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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