Hey guys – Thursday 12/4 at 7pm SentrySafe has invited me and a group of other bloggers to participate in a holiday Twitter party. Follow the hashtag #safefortheholidays to participate and have a chance to win lots of prizes. SentrySafe is known to always give away lots of its products (and raw cash on occasion), so it’s a pretty exciting event to hang out in. As part of my collaboration with them during this event and a Live Burn event they had invited me to earlier this fall, they offered me a product, and I chose the one shown in this post.
I get oddly sentimental when I talk about SentrySafe – and completely enthuzed. It’s rare to buy a product that you never hope to use, but owning a safe offers peace of mind that you can’t put a price tag on. Plus, cool company in Rochester, national reach via all of the big name stores, people I like making a product I am happy to endorse. I bought my own small SentrySafe when I went to college; used it for the security of checks and my passport and other important documents more so than to level fears about fire protection. Got a bigger one when I had a house; insurance docs, banking info, deeds, everything that would be a pain to replace, totally for fire protection.
There are lots of other things that I know I’d want protected in the case of a fire or flood, which is why the Guardian Storage Box was my most recent product of choice: I liken it to a big plastic storage container that’s a fire-and-flood-safe catch-all for memories. The kind of thing you can snap shut (no key or combo) and slide away on a shelf in the basement for safe keeping. The kind of thing that could be organized with file folders, but contains important clutter that might not otherwise find a safe storage location.
My Guardian sits in the basement; because of what I’ve chosen to use it for, it’s not the type of product that I’m going to be needing to access regularly. Pack, stow, and store kind of mentality. Within it I’ve stashed away some irreplaceable yearbooks, old family photos, and some memorabilia that had been previously been packed away in completely torchable cardboard boxes – a few birthday cards with notes from Grandma, an extra copy of our wedding invite, and that little sheet from the hospital with my baby’s footprints.
If you want to see how the product performs in a fire, check out this video. Live burns and reveals are the best.
Do yourself a favor and get one this holiday season – or gift it. The gift that keeps giving. SentrySafe has lots of ongoing sales for its products, and has free shipping on every order is standard without a special offer code, so pick the perfect model for your needs and rest a bit easier.
Thanks to a partnership with Delta Faucet, I’m at the airport and on my way to Martha’s Vineyard with a small group of bloggers to get the low-down on the HGTV 2015 Dream House! There are really very few times when I feel like my real voice doesn’t translate to my writing, but I’m squealing at a higher octave and there’s a bounce in my step, neither of which come across well, even with the addition of 4,000 exclamation points.
No secret here, I’ve wanted a chance to get inside one of the HGTV or DIY Network custom homes long since before working with them… during construction, post-construction, loitering out front with a camera and a mocha just to get a glimpse of how things come together on broadcast-worthy projects like the this one, and HGTV Smart Home, and DIY Network Blog Cabin, among others. Construction and interior design are something I’ve gravitated to for decades.
Hook up with me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to get the inside scoop on my trip – I’ll be posting photos of the activities Delta has planned for us, and then plenty of photos from inside the house tomorrow when we have our tour.