What do I put in a fireproof box?

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One of the first things my parents got me when I got married was a fireproof box.  I thought it was kind of a silly gift, but I look back now and think of it was perfect!  If there every was an emergency there are so many items that would be lost.  When my husband and I got home, I asked him ,”What do I put in a fireproof box?”  Well,  it didn’t take long before I started adding items to it.

You may be thinking to yourself, "What do I put in a fireproof box?". Here's the perfect list of items you need to keep in there.

If you don’t have a fireproof safe, there are a ton of choices.  Some are small and can fit in a drawer and others are larger that you can put in wall.  Here are a few examples of some inexpensive ones to keep the most important information.  You can click on the images to go to Amazon to purchase them or browse different styles.


What do I put in a fireproof box?

  • Last will and testament and living wills
  • Birth Certificates
  • Copies of credit cards (front and back).  You ALWAYS have to have the security codes now.  Maybe an actual credit card for emergency use.
  • Shot records for my kids
  • Passports
  • Cash
  • Jewelry
  • Receipts for expensive purchases
  • Copies of homeowners policies with contact information
  • One statement for each loan or bank account we have-  That way I have account numbers if needed.
  • Emergency contact information-  You many not have your phone!
  • Any other important documents you may have!

I slowly started gathering things and before I knew it, it was FULL!!  I still go try and go through it every couple of years and make sure I take out things that we don’t use or have anymore and add in all the new things.

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