There’s something about this time of year that makes me think a lot about the things that matter most. Even though I’m well into my 30’s, I sometimes forget that I’m a bona-fide adult. I’m someone who needs to think about practical things and plan for the future. In the last 5 years I’ve become someone’s spouse and two little someones’ mother. And my most valuable possessions have definitely changed.
No one wants to think about it, but big life changes also mean you need to plan, maybe even help prevent, bad things from happening. You insure your engagement ring – just in case. You write a will – just in case. If you live in Los Angeles, you prepare an earthquake kit (or at least put it on your to-do list every year intending to prepare one) – just in case. You also want to protect your most valuable possessions from things like theft, fire, and flood. Just in case.
My most valuable possessions are family memories and mementos. My wedding album and engagement ring (which I usually wear but had to take off for a while during my pregnancy). My son’s first pair of shoes or a lock of hair from his first haircut. Old family photos that were taken before digital and can’t be replaced. Love notes from my husband and homemade Mother’s Day cards. Family heirlooms, memories, mementos. Those are the things, aside from my family, that I would want to save in a fire or a flood. Because you can’t really save things in emergency situations – even the precious and irreplaceable stuff, and especially not when you have kids to save instead – it’s good to protect them ahead of time.
My family uses our SentrySafe Fire-Safe to protect those priceless things. We keep the safe in our home to store our family treasures and memories with our other valuables, as well as our important documents like birth certificates and passports. Now we don’t have to worry about a fire, flood, or burglars stealing our most precious and important things.
We also use the SentrySafe Storage Container in our garage for storing things we don’t need easy access to, like Christmas ornaments, wills and old tax documents, and things we want to pass down to our kids someday. It’s the perfect thing for storing collectibles and heirlooms, especially in a garage or attic, because it protects them from fire, flood, and other environmental damage.
I think these are a great thing to include on your registry or to give or receive as a Christmas gift. While it may not seem like the most romantic gift or the prettiest present, it will keep all of those romantic and pretty things safe forever. Just in case.
What are your most treasured possessions? What would you put in your safe?
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