Your phone is a great place to keep information that you may need to access quickly. Here is a list of things to consider.
• A picture of where you parked your car.
• Printer cartridges showing refill numbers
• Any replaceable items around the house, like battery sizes, light
bulb watts, air filter sizes, etc.
• Travel confirmation numbers. It may be quicker than sorting
through a few hundred emails. (Another trick is to forward the
confirmation email to yourself just before you leave, so it is on
the top of the stack.)
• Pictures of current medications including prescription names and
• Pictures of furniture or wall paint cans to remember colors.
• Recipes or ideas from a magazine that you find while waiting for
your doctor or dentist.
• Things that you might want to buy, like the brand of perfume or
shampoo you saw.
Another smartphone trick is to add one or more phone contacts or
notes with phone numbers to call in the event your wallet, passport,
credit cards, etc., are stolen. You do not need to keep the actual
credit card number (in case your phone is stolen), the company can
look it up.
Take a video of the inside of your home and save it in the cloud. This
is what an insurance company would love to see, in case of fire, flood,
robbery, or other disaster.
Bonus Idea - Add an ICEmergency contact to your contact list for the person
to be notified in case of an accident or medical emergency. You can
also add an ICEmergency note with doctor names and numbers,
allergies, medications, etc. There are also free applications (Apps)
for this on iPhone and Android. If you are a caretaker for others,
keep their info on your phone, also.