It is a sad fact of life that accidents happen and often things are stolen from your home but by starting a home insurance plan, personal possessions can be replaced after events of this nature. Home insurance can also be purchased as part of a joint buildings and contents policy but this is only worthwhile if you own your own home.
It is always a good practice to make a list of everything in your home that has any value, doing this on a room by room basis and preferably before you actually take out the home insurance. One way to do this in addition to a written report is to make a video of all the rooms including possessions that have value and if you do not own a video then a camera will do just as well. Combined with the written inventory, this makes an excellent record of your home and property. Many people forget to keep there home insurance inventory current though and neglect adding new possessions to the list as well as taking photos accompany that list.