By: Sarah Batista
Charlotte,NC (WBTV)--Taking an inventory of what's in your home before disaster strikes -- can save you a lot of trouble down the road.
Sue Flannery is being proactive by having every item in your house photographed.
"I think a lot of people think , well there's nothing in my house, but you realize when you start adding it all up there's quite a bit," said Flannery.
Lorayn Deluca with Image Security knows how it feels to lose everything. Having been through a house fire herself, she understands the value of documenting what you own.
"This way you have a visual record listing of all your belongings in the event that your home is destroyed," said Deluca.
Deluca says the main reason people document if for insurance purposes.
A good home inventory can equal speedy claim service.
It's a detailed process that can save you a huge headache in the long-run.
Deluca suggests documenting everything from your big ticket items to your more everydays items.
Then you can load them onto a dvd and give one to a friend for safekeeping.
"If there is a fire or a flood and things are destroyed in your house, that CDis somewhere off site," said Flannery.