1) Video walkabout – Grab your iPhone or Flip camera and narrate your way through your home with your spouse. Talk about things on your ToDo list. Quickly scan your closets, cabinets, and dressers (I’ll tell you why in a minute). If you don’t have a video capture device you can take photos and make a list using a legal pad.
Bonus: Risk Management – Take that raw video and transfer it to a thumb drive, place it in your safe deposit box at the bank. If catastrophe (fire, smoke, flood, burglary) ever strikes your home you have a visual record of all of your possessions. You just saved yourself dozens of hours recreating a list of what you hopefully will never lose, and thousands of dollars of reimbursements you would have overlooked.