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Home Inventory App

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Does anyone have a good home inventory app to recommend? Paid or otherwise? My goal of 2020 is to finalize a home inventory list. My ideal app would be able to have a barcode scanner, easily input information and attach multiple photos, warranty information, receipts, etc. and would be able to export to PDF or excel if needed. Thanks!
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This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (home inventory).
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Are you trying to track everything or just the insurable items?
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The purpose is for insurable items (trying to get my ducks in a row in case of theft, house fire, flooding, etc.) -- which would generally be everything except perishables, sentimental items, and cleaning supplies.
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Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or Libre Office calc are all good options for manual entry. You can link to photo locations on your hard drive, or perhaps even within Google drive (I haven't tried the latter). I can't help you with barcode scanning, though.
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Just went through this with Hurricane Laura. Used the Excel spreadsheet supplied by the insurer (Allstate). Here's some posts on our process...

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Spreadsheet headings were:
Item #, Room, Brand or Mfgr, Model #, Item Description, Original Vendor, Quantity Lost, Item Age (Years), Item Age (Months), Condition, Cost to Replace (Pre-tax), Total Cost

For the policy in question contents were depreciated unless a receipt was available. Took pictures of everything, tied to the spreadsheet item number (almost 1000 photos). Received max payout for contents ($113,000).
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I like this one, although it's more intended for keeping track of where things are.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... y&hl=en_us

You arrange everything in a hierarchy of your own devising. Typically this reflects physical location, but it doesn't need to.
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