The phone you are using has a camera right? I think all of them do by now, if not, and you are reading this you probably have a digital camera. If you are like me, you have been taking photos for years.
Have you taken photos of really important things like your family? My guess is yes, I have a routine with my nephew now. We take a photo every time I see him. His arm is probably longer than mine now, so I think he should hold the camera from now on, but anyway, he humors me and smiles.
I have a challenge for you. Take photos of the others important things, things that will help you remember and things that you might have to prove were yours. As we grow up and accumulate things that may or may not be as “valuable” as their sentimental value but when those items are gone, your heart breaks and where do you start with the insurance company that you have been paying for over the last 20 years? Are the items on a list?
To make it really easy start here:
- Pull out your jewelry. All of it.
- Take photos. You don’t need to wear it.
- Download the photos to paper or to a disk and put it in the firebox or a safety deposit box and send copies to the insurance company.
- Take the photos OFF of your phone if you are not using a camera only devise.
After you take the photos of the jewelry label it and attach any receipts you have.
Look around your house, take more photos and if your phone has a video, take a video. If you don’t know how to use either, it’s a perfect time to practice with your jewelry. Use this to practice your photos, your video, and uploading to Flickr or Picasa and your printing capabilities. The silly “practice video” of your nephew rolling over for the first time, the photos of your children, parents, and family are fantastic years later, we all know that.
Trust me on the jewelry, it will be worth it.