Emergency Box

Over the weekend we got a new fire safe box. The old one got too full and the lock broke. So I spend some time in “preparing for emergency” mode.

As I was putting files and documents into the new box I realized the “in case of emergency” document was very out of date. Since I take care of the bills and paperwork, if I were to be incapacitated my husband wouldn’t know what to do with some of them.

I updated the document with:

  • All our accounts
  • When and how to pay the bills
  • What bills are automatic, when they come out and which card
  • Insurance info
  • A scan of all the cards in my purse in case it’s ever stolen
  • What rewards cards we have
  • The Amazon prime and other logins/passwords
  • The location of tax and mortgage papers
  • In case of emergency – who to contact. Since I run an online business lots of people would be wondering where I am if I just drop off.
  • What needs to be done business-wise and kid-wise

I also put on my calendar to update the inventory which is also very out of date. Now I have on my calendar a recurring date to update the emergency document and inventory.

Wondering which is better, a safe or a safety deposit box for you? Unclutterer has a great article on it.

Are you prepared?