As a homeowner, you will need to get your life organized as much as possible. Families face with emergency situations from time to time, and the last thing you want to do is search for the solution there and then. Find out more about which numbers you will need to have on your fridge or pin board in case there is an emergency.
Parents’ Mobile Numbers
Even if you only leave the kids home alone for 30 minutes, you will need to have your number clearly displayed Somewhere. If you have a babysitter or have asked a friend or relative to look after your children, you should still have the number there, because even though they probably have your numbers saved in their phone, you can guarantee the moment they need it the phone dies. Your kids might not have an emergency but it their first few times alone they might get scared, or they want to ask you something. The last thing you want them to think is that you are unavailable to deal with their issues. Except, of course, if the thing they want to ask you is how do you get paint off of the floor or where to buy another TV just like the one you have.
Home Insurance Claims
When disasters happen, you don’t want to be searching for your home insurance documents. Find the card that is attached to your contract, and put it on your phone, on your fridge or pin it to a notice board. This way, if you need to make a claim, you will be able to quickly get the issue sorted, and your valuables replaced. If there are different numbers for each situation, write them all down. Another excellent option is swapping insurance information with a trusted relative. If you need the details and you cannot access your home, you can call and have everything you need to hand.
Police and Ambulance, and Fire Service
Obviously, if you see an emergency in your neighborhood you will be calling 911, but while there are generic numbers for ambulance and emergency services, you might want to take a note of the local details as well. This is helpful in cases where the 911 system is not working or overwhelmed for some reason as well as for reporting non-emergency issues.
If you have a family member who suffers from a long-term illness, get the number for the hospital where they are treated, so you can speak to someone who knows their case if need be. You should also have the numbers for any specialists handy, just in case.
Local Takeaway Restaurants
We all feel like having a family night in from time to time. It is hard enough to get everyone to agree on what to get, but if you can’t find the number of your favorite takeaway, you will be even more stressed. Get the direct numbers to the local restaurant, and keep it handy, in case you feel like a late night snack, want to get the kids a Friday night treat, or consider the idea of cooking tonight when you have finished work only slightly less appealing than having your entire body waxed
Emergency Plumbers, Electricians, and Pest Control
The most common disasters around the house are caused by a leak, electrical issues, or pests. Get in touch with a good emergency plumber and get their direct number. Research different pest control companies before you need them in case your home gets invaded by ants or spiders and have an electrician picked out ahead of time, so you don’t need to research in an emergency.
Families that are prepared for emergencies work better. Make sure you have all the essential numbers displayed in your home and saved on your cell phone so that you can deal with unexpected situations anytime.