I think it was around 1997, and it was Christmas time. My Dad told my sister and I to go wrap Grandma’s present in the garage. The box was about 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide and what seemed like 1,000 pounds. After trying to turn it several times, we gave up and decided that this present would have one side left unwrapped. We couldn’t help but wonder why on Earth my 5-foot-tall Grandma was getting a present that weighed more than she did. What was this hunk of steel?
My Dad explained to us that this was a safe that would protect all of Grandma’s important belongings if there happened to be a fire at her home. Just like my Dad to be practical and this may have been the most sentimental, practical gift he had ever given; after all, it would be holding her sentiments!
Ever since that day, I occasionally wonder what I would grab if a fire was threatening to engulf my possessions. I don’t have a fireproof safe but I have put all of my important documents in one area to quickly grab in case of an emergency. This week’s communication gives you a checklist of valuable records that you may want to gather in one place for safe keeping.
Please join us for June’s theme, “Household Help,” and explore ways to keep your home safe and manageable.