How to Organize and Store Vital Family Documents
By Catherine Ryan
How to organize and store vital family documents. You do a lot to keep your family safe: You lock the doors at night, make sure the kids buckle their seat belts, and keep potentially harmful things out of reach. Protecting your family, after all, is your first priority.
And with so many family responsibilities demanding your immediate attention, it’s no surprise when some stuff is just put off for a rainy day. But there’s one family project that’s a lot more important than you may think: securing your family’s vital documents. And the good news is that it’s a lot easier to accomplish than you think.
“This project is easy to ignore because it seems so time-consuming,” says Laura Leist, president of the National Association of Professional Organizers. In reality, however, it takes just 10 simple steps to organize and store your very important personal documents, papers, photos and files. The trick is to do one step a day. Here’s how: