Inventory and Safety Check

All year long I go on and on about what excess clutter we have in our lives that we can do without. Well it is just as important that we schedule ourselves a mandatory inventory check to make sure we DO have all the necessities required to have a happy and safe home, car, and person (items you always carry on you). What better time to do this thanĀ at the beginning of the year in the winter season (when there is not much else to do). Below I have created a checklist of items we should all have:



  • Fire Extinguisher – Make sure the gauge reads that it is filled. It should be in an easily reachable place in the home, close to where is would most likely be used (Kitchen), but not VERY close to where it would most likely be used.
  • Smoke detector/s – Placed in the high traffic areas of the home (the intersections), and the Kitchen. Test them to make sure they still function well. Replace the batteries if needed.
  • Carbon Monoxide detector – Same instruction as a smoke detector.
  • First Aid Kit
  • Cold and Sickness medication (everything from Airborne to Sudafed)
  • Canned goods
  • Bottled water
  • Spare car key


  • Insurance Card
  • Registration
  • Conviction Stub
  • Jumper Cables
  • Jack
  • Spare Tire (donut)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Towel
  • Knife
  • Duck Tape
  • Rope
  • Phone Charger

Personal Effects:

  • License
  • Insurance Card/s
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Spare Cash
  • Cell Phone

Now, it is possible that one persons list will be slightly different than the list I have made above (It’s all based on ones environment), but the majority of the things on the list should still apply.