If you’re moving into a new home or currently on the look for New Braunfels custom builders
to build your new home, Weston Dean Custom Homes has some tips you will want to put in place for your new home to protect you from any potential disaster that could strike.
More than likely, protecting financial documents for when a possible disaster could strike is probably not the first thing on your mind on a day-to-day basis. However, protecting your important documents should be on your radar and something you take care of, especially after moving into your new home.
Knowing your important financial documents are taken care of, will give you and your family peace of mind and will be one less thing you will need to worry about if stressful times hit.
To prepare for any type of disaster, be sure to keep these items below in their appropriate places:
Keep marriage licenses, birth certificates, adoption papers, property deeds, wills, insurance policies, social security cards, passports, car titles, lease contracts, bank and investment account numbers and three years of tax returns in a bank safe deposit box. Put each of these documents in a sealed plastic bag to keep out moisture.
Make and safeguard additional official copies of critical documents, such as birth certificates, adoption papers, marriage licenses and the deed to your home. Be sure to let a close relative or trustee know where theses documents are located.
Keep names and contact numbers for executors, trustees and guardians in a safe place, either in your safe deposit box with a close relative.
Secure online data storage, which can serve as a supplement or back-up to your paper copies of documents.
Take an inventory and keep a list of household valuables. Taking photo or video of these items can help as well.
Include extra cash in smaller bills, in your home emergency kit. This kit should include a three-day supply of water, food, a first aid kit, a manual car opener, flashlights and a radio with extra batteries.
These simple steps will leave you with peace of mind and protection of your valuables if a disaster should ever occur.
Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder. For more information call (210) 408-9107.