The worst thing about the tree was all the squirrels. It was the tallest tree on our block and the squirrels jumped from branch to branch all day long. Fun for them, even more fun for Daisy who barked every time a squirrel darted across our fence onto the tree.
The neighbors decided to take their tree down last week. Maybe because they were sick of hearing Daisy bark at squirrels all day, maybe because a branch had already fallen and narrowly missed crashing into their roof.
Houses are close together in this neighborhood. One wrong move, and large pieces of tree would be landing on our house.
Time to do an inventory, but no time to do an inventory.
Is there anything these phones can’t do?
I’m sure there are plenty of inventory apps out there but the need to know what would be lost occurred to me only as they were taking the tree down. Smartphone to the rescue. I took pictures of the room that would be destroyed, going around panoramically so I captured everything.
If the tree had fallen and the insurance adjuster had come calling, those simple photos would have told me exactly what we were missing.
Make a DIY inventory
Spend a few minutes with your phone, documenting your place. The beauty of a smartphone is you can zoom in on the photos later and see all the details.
Of course, if everything’s all cluttery and you’d only be able to photograph the top layer, or the outside of lots of boxes, that’s another reason to start decluttering.
Did your heart jump with joy at the idea of a tree falling through your living room so you don’t have to deal with all that stuff? I can help.