Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND (RISING FROM THE RUBBLE)
I keep photographic records of my items cross referenced with a number, and the amount paid for each item at the time of original purchase. The reason for the amount paid, is so that in the future whoever deals with my estate has at least some idea of what a particular item is worth. Items of course do vary in value over the years but at least this way no loss should be incurred.
As we all know by now, there are those out there who will be keen to clear an estate lot for a very small amount, just to (according to them) help the grieving wife "get rid of the rubbish".
As far as marking each item is concerned, I have not done this yet, but intend to use one of those pens which can only be read under UV light. At least these are not immediately obvious to a potential thief.