Take care of your keepsakes

While mementos, music collections and home technology are among the most prized home possessions we say we’d regret losing, we’re not necessarily taking the best steps to protect them.

Of the 2,000 people we polled* in December 2016 more than half said sentimental keepsakes like baby clothes, photographs and children’s artwork were the items closest to their hearts. High-value items like smartphones and the family car were also considered precious – if only because it would be expensive and inconvenient to lose them.

*Research conducted by Onepoll on behalf of Skipton Building Society. 2,000 UK adults who are cohabiting / married and living together were polled. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

How does Britain keep its valuables safe?

24% have an inventory of everything in their house

15% have a safe in their house

13% photograph items so they can prove what they owned

12% hide valuable objects in their loft for safekeeping

Our expert says...

Kris Brewster

The key is knowing what you value the most in your home and making sure you have appropriate cover in place in the event something goes wrong. You can’t put a price on sentimental value, so take steps to look after your prized possessions and protect them.

Kris Brewster, Head of Products

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We offer two types of cover, provided by Legal & General

Protect – quality cover for the essentials

Our Protect home insurance provides you with important cover for loss or damage from events including fire, storm, flood, escape of water, theft and much more.

Protect Plus – more cover for the things you love

In addition to what our Protect policy provides, you’ll have a more comprehensive level of cover including Home Emergency Cover and some higher cover limits such as alternative accommodation should your home become uninhabitable.

Tips to protect your prized possessions

  • Scan or photograph children’s drawings or your photos
  • Keep digital copies of home insurance policies and utility bills
  • Back up your computer and other devices to a removable drive or cloud
  • Make a digital inventory of your possessions
  • Store valuables and important documents in a waterproof container

34% of couples
increased the value of their home insurance when they moved in together.
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