Your personal belongings are important. An accurate household inventory will help ensure you have the right homeowners insurance coverage. And, if you ever need to file a claim, all the information you need will be handy.
The personal insurance division at Allen Insurance and Financial has created a PDF form for your household inventory. Keep a copy at your home, but more important, jeep a copy outside your home, with a family member or in your safety deposit box. Photos or even video are definitely a plus.
Here are some additional household inventory resources. Your insurance carrier may have others.