Ever since I left my handbag in Sainsbury’s car park in a shopping trolley last month (dozy? Me? Noooooo!), I’ve been meaning to do this, and I’ve finally got around to it.
I was very lucky that the person who found my handbag was a kind and genuine member of the human race, and handed it in, so I got it back. However, if the gods hadn’t been smiling upon me that day, not only would I have had to deal with the trauma of having my handbag stolen, I’d also have to rack (wrack?) my brains to figure out which cards were in it, which needed cancelling, what number to phone to do this for each card, etc etc.
Like most women, I imagine, my purse is stuffed full of cards – credit cards, loyalty cards, my library card, my RAC membership card – the list goes on.
So I went through all the cards in my purse, and made a document showing the card numbers and the phone numbers to ring in the event of your card being lost/stolen. I found a very useful list here that helped a lot, but any missing ones were easy enough to Google. I then saved a copy of the doc onto my hard drive, and another to a folder in my Dropbox , called ‘Important Documents’. I’ve only recently started using Dropbox, but I find it very useful, as I can access anything I save in it from my iPhone and iPad, as well as from any computer anywhere. I’m planning to add some other bits and bobs to the Important Documents folder as well, such as scans of our passports and driving licences.
Hopefully I shan’t ever need it, but it took me less than an hour to set up, and will make life so much easier and less stressful in the unfortunate situation that I ever do get unlucky and have my handbag/purse stolen.
On a side note: Ashley and I were discussing what percentage of people who came across a handbag in a supermarket car park would hand it in. I reckoned over 90%. Ashley thought far less. What do you reckon?