|Mess on bench waiting to be organized|
While sorting out this pile of paperwork I am also starting a new smaller convenient file that will contain all our important documents that we just can't live without. This nice bright blue file should work well, easy to spot and easy to pick up and take with us if there is ever an emergency. It contains things like all our Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificate, Passports, Insurance Policies, Contracts, Health Funds, Car Registration, a copy of Licenses, Bank Accounts and other important documents that would make life difficult if they were lost or destroyed. Think of it like your financial and legal survival kit.
It is a year this week since the Brisbane and Queensland floods that devastated so many peoples homes and businesses and while our house was not flooded it still pays to be prepared. We are in a bushy area with forestry close by so there is a fire danger in Summer, and we also have been known to have the occasional cyclone.
|Tidy and organized kitchen bench|
When we lived in the Middle East we had a version of this 'emergency kit' with things in it like a change of clothes, snacks, passports, medications and some money, just in case we were evacuated or had to get out quickly. It was our 'Grab and Run' bag. I am happy to report that we never had to use it!