One of the first things we figured out we needed was a PO Box. Pretty much every form we filled out after the fire needed a mailing address. Next will be to go out and update all of your subscription, bills, etc mailing addresses. And don’t forget to put a forward on your property address so all mail goes to the PO Box.
While our dear friends loved having us live with them we knew that would not be a permanent thing. Plan on being in several different locations during the first several weeks and months. We parked ourselves in 4 different temporary residences before finally landing in the place we call home. The whole while remember that you will get through this horrific time in your life.
While I was digging through our rubble the week after the fire FedEx delivered a package. I can’t find the picture now, but it was the funniest thing at that moment and I’ll add that as soon as I find it. The FedEx guy was in complete shock as he arrived, just as I was that packages were being delivered to a pile of dirt with nothing but a mailbox left standing.
Moral of the story is, go get a PO box and start updating your contact info with all your vendors including all insurance companies.