Getting Your Important Documents in Order for the New Year

With the upcoming New Year just around the corner, it is time to get organized and ready for 2016. Maybe becoming more organized is even on your New Year’s resolutions list! This is the perfect time of year to sit down and focus on organizing your important personal documents to make sure that you have everything in order for 2016. Here are some tips to help you get your important documents organized for the New Year.

  • First you should review all of your vital records to make sure you have everything you need for proof of identity and travel. Be sure you have your certified birth certificate, any marriage certificates, divorce certificates, or death certificates. Besides just being sure you have all of the records in one safe place, you will be thankful when tax season comes that you have these important vital records on hand, especially for newlyweds.
  • Place your important documents in a binder or folder for safekeeping to prevent any wear and tear. You can also label each folder for the name of the family member it is for if you are organizing vital records for more than just yourself.
  • It is a good idea to purchase a water and fireproof safe box to place your important documents in. These boxes come with a key so you can be sure that no one other than yourself has access to it. Plus heaven forbid if there is an accident in your home, you know you still have your important documents intact.
  • Make a list of all records or important documents that may be missing or need to be replaced. From here you can visit our online ordering service to replace any vital records.
  • Make a list of any big events you have coming up for yourself or your family that may require proof of identity, marriage, death, or divorce. Include any important due dates so you can be prepared when the time comes to present your important documents.

Follow these simple tips and get organized for 2016! You will be happy you have all of your important documents in order when you need them. For any help obtaining government certified vital records, you can visit to place an order today.


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