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Monday, April 4, 2011

While Spring Cleaning, Update Insurance Photos

Happy Monday! Hope you had a nice weekend. I had some free time, so I worked on an iPhone app I'm writing called Upscale Express Dinners - upscale meals at fast food prices in 30 minutes or less. I'm almost finished, and I'll let you know more about it soon. On to our topic of the day ...

As we do spring cleaning (or not), it's an ideal time to update insurance photos - those photos that prove what you own should disaster strike, and you need to file an insurance claim.

I've found that the easiest way to document our possessions is to take pictures or a movie. Take them of the obvious - furniture, appliances, electronics, etc. But also open drawers, doors, and containers while you shoot. 

Can you imagine having to remember everything in your house in the  midst of a crisis? Make a copy of your photos/movie and store in your safe deposit box, fireproof safe or in the cloud, away from your house. Your information is protected and available should you need it.

Hopefully, we will never need this information, but it will give you peace of mind to have it.

More on security/safety:

National Preparedness Month - Are You Ready for an Emergency?

How Being Medically Organized Could Save Your Life

Getting Organized for Tornado Weather