Should I inventory my stuff in the case of a fire?

Question 6 of 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days!

You might think the insurance company is going to make you prove every last spool of thread or box of nails. The truth is, the only time it really matters is when you’ve purchased an unusually high amount of something that most people would only have one or two of, like 10 drills or something.

However, I suggest creating a short video of your home so that you can have some help recalling what was in it in case of a bad fire. In my experience, most people have a hard time remembering every little thing after a traumatic event like a devastating fire.