Most households battle with a seemingly never ending flow of paper. From the mountains of paper arriving in the mail box on a daily basis, to critical family documents and records, it can become overwhelming to stay organized. The best intended filing systems are truly put to the test when it comes time to retrieve documents. Imagine yourself in the unimaginable situation. Consider for a moment that your home is a risk of flooding or is close to a dangerous forest fire. How quickly would you be able to gather important documents and paperwork? Consider that scenario when determining how and where to maintain your important family and household papers. Take control of your paperwork and documents with these simple recommendations from the organizational experts. There’s no better time to get started than today.
The first step is to collect the personal documents for each member of the family. Locate the original and make an additional hard copy of each. These documents should include, but not be limited to the birth certificate, marriage license, driver’s license, baptismal certificate, passport and social security card as well as any citizenship or adoption certifications. Financial documents should include the originals of all insurance policies, property deeds, brokerage statements, legally executed will, living will, medical directive and hard copy of document containing password for digital account access and log in credentials.
Make a list of each of the above documents. Date this list. Collect the hard copies in a large envelope and secure in a safe deposit box at your local bank. Using a simple scanner app on your smartphone, scan each of these documents and save on a thumb drive. Place the thumb drive in a safe place in your home. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupon and select from the storage and organizational solutions available from Lakeside Collection to store the original documents that you have collected. Keep all of these documents together in a safe location. Inform another family member of their location.
You can now rest easily. You’ve succeeded in protecting your family and your assets by taking the initiative to organize all of your family documents.