Sometimes the most valuable lessons you learn happen when you are seeking to learn something else. For instance, most who visit and read this blog do so to discover new information about the art print market. Today’s lesson won’t help your art career, but it might save your life and help you recover from disaster.
I was jolted to read this thread on Wet Canvas: Learning from Disaster: Post Fire Lessons. Perhaps it’s because I was a professional firefighter in a career so long ago it seems like someone else’s life. Perhaps because I sold advertising for insurance magazines right alongside the art & picture framing magazine, DECOR, for nearly two decades. Whatever, the reason I’m compelled to share this story of how an artist and his wife barely escaped a spectacular tragic fire.
In the thread, he tells how they managed to get their cats and themselves out of their apartment moments before it erupted into an inferno that destroyed or damaged everything they own. His advice on what to do and what’s important and how quick you need to act in the event of a fire, and what to do to guard your possessions afterwards is truly priceless.
Share this post with your friends and family, it might save their lives.
Take heed to understand the hard earned lessons offered in the linked thread. They are no-nonsense and if what you learn helps you stay focused on what’s important it can save your loved one’s lives and your own, and much grief afterwards. Don’t risk losing everything by skimping on renters insurance. It is inexpensive, especially for what it pays in a total loss. Most renters have no idea they own tens of thousands of dollars worth of stuff. Don’t believe me? Take an honest inventory of your closet. For most people, that relatively tiny space contains items with a total worth in the thousands, not to mention your tech gear, art gear, art, furniture and more. It adds up fast. Make sure your policy has a full replacement cost feature. It costs a little more, but as the thread points out, it makes all the difference when you need it most.