Hurricane Preparedness: Sure, you know about hurricane preparedness: cash, water, full gas/propane tank, batteries, meds, family plan, etc. But the most often overlooked items are; pets, vices, and taking pictures of in/outside of your home (for insurance).
Three Bonus Aloha Tips – The Most Overlooked Hurricane Prep Items (Are Surprising):
“Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness.”
Bonus Aloha Tip #1: Buy Your Vices – Stock up on your vices. If you like to smoke, enjoy a beer or glass of wine or a chocolate bar, buy a week’s worth at least. Nobody likes the stress of a hurricane and an irritable partner combined into even a worse storm.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
Bonus Aloha Tip #2: Pet Food – Stock up on pet food because your loving critters will hate you if they have to go without eating. Buy extra, you will ultimately use it. Other forms of pet safety are important as well – if you have a kennel or cat carrier, keep it handy.
Bonus Aloha Tip #3: Photo Inventory Your Home – List your valuables. I know, I know, this is one of those types of jobs which is always on the “to do” list but never actually makes it onto the “done” list, but if you have an inventory of your valuables and possessions you are likely to be able to claim up to 20% more insurance than if you don’t. Think about it, even people who are financially secure cannot really afford to replace all of their worldly possessions. If your home is hit by a hurricane and you lose your possessions and valuables, you’re bound to forget all about some of the items you have lost. Go on, make that list, you know it makes sense.
Look… you are can either take pictures of your home BEFORE the hurricane strikes or after. Having baseline photos will help dramatically with any insurance claims. Take photos or video now.
Extra Bonus Aloha Tip – Use your smartphone camera or video to take pictures of everything in your home. A home safety deposit box can protect your valuable papers. Yeah, hard to believe, but this AmazonBasics safe will ship for free to Hawaii.