How a Home Inventory Helps With an Insurance Claim

Insurance Claim

According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), home insurance companies pay more than $150 billion each year in claims from policyholders. These claims are for damages caused by fires, tornadoes, robberies, dog bites, falls and other covered events. Having a home inventory makes sure you won’t get shortchanged if you need to tap into part of that $150 billion. Here are four reasons why a home inventory helps with an insurance claim.

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How to Rethink the Purpose of Your Closets

ClosetsThis is a post from our guest blogger, Kalyn M. Johnson of  More Space Place® & ifurnish®

In our homes we have doors, drawers and other handy compartments that allow us to tuck away and hide our clutter or disorganization. Don’t worry, I’m guilty of this too at times. Closets are the big one. It is so convenient to shove anything that is not of use at the time into an already crazily full closet filled with the rest of your unneeded stuff.  Read More


Closing Out a Home Improvement Project

Closing Out a Home Improvement ProjectWhen your home improvement project is done, crack open your libation of choice and enjoy it!  Share it with family and friends. You worked hard at putting it all together, you might as well celebrate a little, or a lot depending on the home improvement project and the details of the project. Read More


Home Offices for Better Productivity

home offices

Did you know that 59% of prospective home buyers want a home office in their next home. Home offices are great rooms that allow you to work from home if your job allows, conduct your personal home business in a quiet environment and also allows your students to study if necessary.

What to consider?

When designing your home office keep a couple of things in mind. How many people in your family will use this office? What will the purpose of its use be? What furniture will you require? Will you require multiple work stations or desks or will your require a small conference area to Read More


Recovering from a Home Fire

Home FireMy name is Tami Traeden, I live in Portland Oregon. I recently heard about HomeZada and quickly checked out the website because I suffered from a home fire.

My interest was strong based on my experience in 2008.  My husband and I were both home on a Sunday afternoon in November. Our home was a 100 year old craftsman which was quite drafty so I used space heaters often. I was upstairs in my office when I noticed the space heater was not putting out warm air. So, I had moved it to a new outlet in the room so I could be closer to the project I was working on. I did not think much of it until about 30 minutes later the power went out. My husband came upstairs to talk to me before going to the basement to check on the breaker box, when he glanced out the window.

What he saw forever changed our lives. Read More