Storms, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, fires, earthquakes ... Let's face it, these things happen. In an emergency, you will not have much time to pass through your belongings, inch by inch, to get what you need.
Besides, you have other things to worry about, including your safety and that of your family, food, water, clothing, medicine, first aid, and so on.
When was the last time you did a thorough review of your documents? A couple of months ago? Perhaps several years ago? A regular survey of your items allows you to keep things in the front of your mind.
For example, one day you sit down to review your documents and realize you're owed money from a loan you made.
What to do: Go through your files, and put together a master list of personal items. This list could include things like your driver's license, passport, birth certificate, social security card, Aadhar card (in case of India), immunisation and medical records, insurance cards, and so on. The culling(gathering) process takes a little while, but your efforts will well be worth it.
Once you finalize your list, leave it with your document items, or store it in a safe place in your home. Make a recurring note on your calendar to check the list every six months to see if anything needs to be updated, revised, scanned, or added to the list and share it with your family.
Putting all your documents in one place can make the process much easier. Just grab the documents and store them on one platform, like Legacy Now, which can help you keep your documents in a secure and encrypted manner in just a few steps without any difficulty.
What about you? Have you been thinking about organizing your documents? Are you going to do so now that you've read this post?