Our top 20 most prized possessions revealed

Our top 20 most prized possessions revealed

Children's art-work, parents’ wedding rings, and baby clothes are among a woman’s most prized household possessions a survey has revealed.

Men on the other hand declared their vinyl collection, smartphone and computer as some of their most treasured items.

When quizzed by Skipton Building Society, more than half of the 2,000 Brits polled said sentimental keepsakes were their dearest items – and yet, men claim their car is more important than photos of deceased friends or significant other.

Women cherish family photos

A woman’s most cherished items of all are the family photos – while a man places the family home at the top of his list.

Both women and men agree their wedding rings are of utmost importance, coming in third and fourth respectively.

The family pet also makes the top 10 for both genders, as do photos of deceased relatives.

The study also shows people are more likely to cherish a possession which was given to them by someone else, rather than something they bought themselves.

And while more than four in 10 would like to replace their prized items if they were lost or stolen, only 27 per cent have every single one of their items insured.

Protecting our possessions

Just 24 per cent of Brits have an inventory of everything in their house, and only 13 per cent were clever enough to photograph all of their treasured items so they can prove what they owned in the event of loss or theft.

When it comes to keeping valuable objects safe, 12 per cent of people keep them in the loft, while 16 per cent have a safe in their house. More than a fifth of people feel items are safer is they are kept upstairs, and 16 per cent don’t allow the children or pets to go near anything of value.

Just 16 per cent of people have a home security system in place, while 15 per cent have all their home insurance documents safely tucked away in one place in case they need them.

Kris Brewster at Skipton BS says: “The key to all of this 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 something sentimental, so take steps to look after your prized possessions and protect them.”

Women's top 20 prized possessions

  1. Family photos
  2. Home
  3. Wedding ring
  4. Engagement ring
  5. Family pet
  6. Photographs of deceased relatives
  7. Jewellery
  8. Car
  9. Smart phone
  10. Childhood pictures
  11. Laptop
  12. Photographs of significant other
  13. Children’s artwork
  14. Photographs of deceased friends
  15. Clothes
  16. Books
  17. Tablet
  18. Baby clothes
  19. A favourite book
  20. Parents' wedding rings

Men’s top 20 prized possessions

  1. Home
  2. Family photos
  3. Car
  4. Wedding ring
  5. Photographs of deceased relatives
  6. Family pet
  7. Laptop
  8. Photographs of significant other
  9. Computer
  10. Smart phone
  11. Books
  12. Vinyl records
  13. CD collection
  14. Tablet
  15. Television
  16. Photographs of deceased friends
  17. Computer
  18. Childhood pictures
  19. Internet
  20. Jewellery
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