We all have certain numbers we would like to keep handy and not have to remember off of the top of our heads. We all have numbers we can’t remember at all. We also have numbers we need to have, but we need to keep secure. This is why I came up with the following idea of how to store important numbers in my phone.
Many years ago, someone had the idea to list people in their phones for emergencies under ICE for In Case of Emergency. To this day, I have my mother and my husband under ICE in my phone. It is a great idea and gives me a chuckle when my husband calls me, because it labels him as my ice husband!
My secret is similar to this, and I almost hesitate to share the secret just for security reasons. When I have shared this idea with my girlfriends though, most think it is a great idea. So, I am sharing it today with all of you.
It began when I really didn’t want to carry around my kid’s social security cards in my purse anymore. I found myself needing the cards occasionally for doctor’s appointments or for school, etc. I didn’t know the numbers by heart so I would carry them in my purse. I found myself fearful though about the possibility that someone could steal my purse and then have access to my kid’s social security numbers. So, I came up with the idea to store them in my phone as a phone number.
Social security numbers are 9 digits long. A phone number is 11 digits long including the one prior to the area code, the area code, and the phone number itself. I would just add a one at the beginning and a zero or another number at the end. Here is an example of what the listing could look like.