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HOW TO ORGANIZE IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

September 1, 2022

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How to organize important documents before your move
You've packed everything from pans and pots to clothes, jewelry, toys, and blankets, but have you organized and packed your important documents? Here is detailed information on what and how to organize all your essential documents before your move.

Are you ready to move? And haven't organized all your official and important documents yet? Sorting your paperwork is important, it sure takes time to properly gather and organize them but is worth the work. Move around the house and pile up all documents and decide what is important and not needed anymore. Now that technology has advanced, you can always make a copy of all your documents and upload them to your device's cloud. Contact our long distance movers for further assistance.

The information provided below will guide you to categorize and organize your important documents.

WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS?

You will need to identify in advance the most important documents. Here is a list that can help you identify and classify your most essential documents. Some of them may take a long time to recover, update, register, or cancel but having them organized before your move can make things less complicated.

PERSONAL DOCUMENTS - Your personal documents include your birth certificate, social identity cards, permanent resident card, passport, Home license, marriage certificate, or divorce certificate,  motor license, financial documents, medical documents, and tax-related documents. Spend more time rechecking these documents because you don't want to misplace any of these documents during the move.

PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENTS - Your professional documents include your offer letter if you’re joining a new company, reference letters, education certificates, work permit licenses, and past employment records.

PROPERTY RELATED DOCUMENTS - mortgage license or documents, land registration documents, land agreement documents, insurance policies, and motor registration documents. 

MOVING DOCUMENTS -  Invoice bills, declaration forms, receipts, written estimates, and other moving-related paperwork.

 

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR MOVE?

  1. START BY MAKING COPIES

All your original documents need to have another copy in the form of paper or saved on your electronic devices with a separate folder. Especially when you’re moving long distances, always be prepared well in advance and scan your personal and professional documents and save them on your device or upload them to the drive but also be aware of potential privacy breaches.   

  1. PACK CAREFULLY

If you seem to have many important documents and have no idea how to separate and store them in their respective folders, reorganize your documents and declutter them and later purchase a portable file that is easy to carry and offers an ample amount of space to place your papers in labeled folders. So you can get access to them easily when you need them.

  1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT STORAGE 

Once you've accomplished all of the paperwork, uploaded it to your drive, or if you have carefully packed it in labeled folders, now consider where you can store those documents so that it doesn't get misplaced, torn, or exposed to extreme temperatures where moisture can sometimes ruin the file.

  1. PASSWORD PROTECTION

Have all the documents placed in the right place and secure all your original and photocopied documents with a password-enabled lock to be sure and safe. Purchase a lightweight locking system that has an alpha-numeric password to protect all your important paperwork.

  1. DON'T LET THEM OUT OF YOUR SIGHT

If you're moving right across the street just carry the carefully packed files along with you in the car so that they don't get misplaced and remain focused on them at all times. However, if you appear to be moving far away, it is always recommended that you hide it or secure it with a lock and track it at all times, and make a photocopy of your most important documents as a backup.

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