When preparing your family’s emergency plan for a tornado, fire, or natural disaster, it is very important for you and your family to have a plan for your important documents.
I live in Tornado Alley Texas and was told there was a Tornado coming towards our area in a matter of minutes. All I did was grab the red file section in my FreedomFiler system, (which consists of my important documents and court documents) put them in my bag, put my shoes on, and me and my family were in the safe area our home in less than two minutes.
It is very important to have these documents in one place and have them easily accessible. In an emergency, you may only have two minutes to get to a safe area. Our lives are so important that we don’t have time to run around to gather the documents and remember where we put them. Even if you don’t have the FreedomFiler Kit, make sure you have your own system and are able to grab them quickly. Consider having original documents in a fireproof safe and copies somewhere else. It is also a good idea to have them in two different areas such as a bank deposit box or another safe location outside of the home.
- Birth Certificates
- Social Security Cards
- Home Inventory List
- Marriage Certificates
- Divorce Decrees
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Child Support Orders
- Military Discharge Papers
- Degrees and Transcripts
- Name Change Information
- Credit Cards and Cash
- Telephone Numbers
- Car Titles
- Mortgage and Deed Information
- Insurance Information
**Although all of these items are replaceable, your life is NOT. Always use caution when determining if you can gather these documents. If and only if you have time, get them.**
NOW is the time to get prepared, before there is a natural disaster or fire. You can never be 100% prepared, but in an emergency situation, you won’t have 20 to 30 minutes to look for important documents. If you have things organized and have a system, you won’t have to worry about how to prove your identity or your belongings. Knowing where your documents are will take some stress off of rebuilding your life.
In my course we talk about being organized with the FreedomFiler system. The FreedomFiler system is a color coded, maintenance-free paper organizing solution. It’s a self-purging home filing system that eliminates the need to clean out and reorganize files.
I hope you found this information useful! Please feel free to leave any comments, questions, or suggestions.
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