September's challenge: backup your paperwork
On our thread about "what would you take in an evacuation," there was this comment:
We have copies of everything in our safety deposit box. WE also have given my parents and John's parents copies of the same-- birth certificates, wedding licence, house inventory, insurance policy information, will, etc.
Here's the challenge for you all. Pick a place to keep backups of all those sort of stuff--your mom or sister several states away, for example.
(I've heard that your backup site shouldn't be in the same geographical region as your home--if your city is flooded out, you won't be able to get to your safety deposit box in the bank down the street)
Prepare all that stuff, and send it there.
And let's help each other decide what should be in it, and how to get it.
Should be get duplicates of everyone's birth certificate, for example? And how do you get them?
Do you have a household inventory? What's the best way to get one--make a video of the whole house, perhaps? Or a list? What kind of stuff needs to be on it, and what kind of stuff can be omitted?