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Have you ever considered buying a fire safe box, but maybe you put it off? Maybe you have one, but don’t know which items to put in it, and which ones to leave out? I had put it off getting a fireproof safe box for years because I dreaded spending money on a “what if” type of item. However, once we had children, we knew that being prepared, in case of a fire, was the responsible thing to do (instead of just sticking our heads in the sand, hoping we never had to think about it.)
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What We Keep In Our Fire Safe Box
If you have decided to get one, or you already have a fireproof box, you might be wondering, “What should I keep inside of my fire safe box?” There are many options, but the list below will help you to determine the most important items.
As I mentioned earlier, it wasn’t until recently that we finally bought a Fire Safety Box. I used to see them at the store, and I always debated it, but never made the purchase. I kept putting it off, thinking I’d get it another day. Finally, I decided that it was better to be safe than sorry, and I added it to my cart.
There are so many options – everything from fire and waterproof safe boxes to the more basic fire safe lock boxes. I bought the more basic one, but I kind of wish that I had bought this set of two fire safe boxes instead, since I didn’t realize how much space I actually needed.
Well, it sat empty at our house for months until one evening when we stopped by my brother’s house to let the kids play together for a while. Cousins are the best, aren’t they?
While we were there, my brother showed me where they keep their FireSafe Box, as well as the key, just in case I ever needed to get into it when they weren’t there, or in case of an emergency. He also showed me what he keeps inside of their box.
When we left, I was determined to get prepared. I went home to add the important things to mine, as well.
Here are some important things to keep in your box:
1). Your will and/or power of attorney… and the lawyer’s information. You will want to keep the lawyer’s info with the will so that they will know just who to call if they need it. .
2). Original birth certificates
3). Social Security Cards
4). Property Insurance info (and again, the number of your insurance company).
5). Medical information: Doctor’s numbers, prescriptions, etc..
7). Cash – in case of emergency
8). Titles to your vehicles and one spare key for each car and a key and deed for your house.
9). Marriage Certificate
10). We haven’t done this yet, but you need to make a DVD of the items in your home. I have heard horror stories of people that have had to try to remember everything that was in their house with the price of all of it! This would make things so much easier!
Bonus~ You don’t need to do this, but I also have a family picture in our fire safe box. You could even keep a flash drive of your pictures.
Keep your fire safe box in a place that your family can find it. Keep the key near it or let them have a copy of the key.
Lastly, show someone that you trust (that does not live with you), in case of an emergency.