How to Keep Your Important Documents Safe

There are many documents that should be kept safe in case of disaster. These include family documents like birth certificates, financial documents as well as legal documents such wills. But how do you ensure that these important documents safe?

Take a look at your inventory, make additional copies, and then store them in a safe location. These are some of the best ways to safeguard your most important documents. You can also utilize online storage options for documents like password-protected external hard drives, cloud based platforms, or secure scanners to create a digital version.

Physical filing systems are a further layer of document protection especially in the event that they’re fireproof. There are many options on the market, from small fireproof safes for home use to large ones that keep file cabinets and hanging folders. If you do not want to face the additional hassle of dealing with physical filing, you might want to consider an online solution like Shoeboxed that digitizes receipts and expense records to help you get reimbursed quickly, increase tax deductions and manage your accounting.

A fireproof safe will protect your important documents from theft and environmental damage. There are a variety of options available, from small safes that are fireproof and easy to conceal in the back of your closet to large safes that are designed to be able to withstand extreme temperatures, and even protect your belongings from flood. One option to consider is the Honeywell 1104 one, which can keep your documents secure for up to an hour in extreme heat and also keeps water out (water is used to extinguish a fire). A smaller safe is cheaper and is easier to carry than the larger safe. Some are even waterproof for additional security.

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