By: Matt Beynen
Beynen Home Inventory
It is often said that failing to plan is the same as planning to fail. We don’t start a business without a plan; we usually don’t even take a vacation without a plan. Why then do most of us leave our home lives up in the air when it comes to having a plan?
When I say emergency planning, most people have their eyes glaze over and think of fire drills at work. The reality of it is that emergency planning is much more important than just heading to the exit at the sound of a bell. We protect valuables. That’s why there are smoke alarms and burglar alarms. To protect our family and loved ones from the threat of fire and invaders. What about the rest of the picture?
A full Preparedness Plan doesn’t really take that long to do, and most of us simply take for granted either a disaster won’t happen to us or everything will automatically go smoothly if it does. The preparedness plan takes into account what to do in an emergency, and how to properly prepare for it. With that in mind, here is a list of components you should find in a good Preparedness plan.
The above can be tailored to the need of every individual, and the whole thing can be totally done in an hour or so (plus a few more hours to do the inventory). If all this is in place, you can rest just a little easier knowing that if the unthinkable happens, you will know what to do and how to do it.
Matt Beynen is the owner of Beynen Home Inventory. Based in East Jordan, Beynen can be reached at (231) 582-1321.