Legal & General insurance, have put together an easy to use Contents Insurance Calculator. It’s very useful if you want to work out what the items in your home are worth. Some items have a huge emotional value and cannot really be costed but others really do have financial value and you would most definitely want to replace them.
It got me thinking..what in my thrifty home do I value the most?
Bear with me, this is rather a random list:
1. My mum’s yellow jug
I would probably only get £5 for it at a car boot sale but this jug is so special to me. It was my mums and an was always filled with flowers. It is one of the only things of hers that I have.
I treasure it dearly.
I have a bundle of letters from my family sent many years ago that I adore to reread. They capture the spirit of the sender and tell tales of my childhood and young adult life. I have no family left now and these are so precious as I really have no one to tell me these stories or share many of these memories with.
3. My old photo albums
My old photo albums are irreplaceable these photos are from days long before mobile phones or Picasa existed so they are contained only in these albums, full of stories , memories and a lifetime.
4, Treasure boxes
My children both have a treasure box filled with absolutely precious items. These include letters to them from my mum before she died, a gold sovereign, special pennies from great grandmas wedding, my great aunt’s Ladies Indian Open golf trophy, grandad’s special pocket watch and items from their baby years such as special books and teddies to name but a few
None of these have much material value do they but oh they are so precious.
But I also have a few paintings/drawings which are of some value and absolutely dear to me too. (I’m not worth robbing!)
It’s an eclectic mix but these are the lovely items that really make my house a home
What are your most precious possessions in your home?
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