Where to you store important family documents? In a drawer at home? A folder? A safe? Personally I store mine in a fire proof safe but that still doesn’t help me rest easy. Sure, when everything is inside the safe and the safe is locked, I feel fine but as soon as something is required and I need to remove it from the safe, I start to panic and won’t take my eyes off the document until it is back in the safe.
Last year I decided to take some advice from a friend of mine and put everything into something called the cloud. Initially I had absolutely no idea what a cloud was, other than the obvious but after a little bit of help, I realized what a great idea it was to store these documents digitally and here is why I think it could help you.
A cloud is basically a digital storage location where you can scan and upload your most important documents and paperwork. The benefit that a cloud storage system will give you is absolute security on your documents thanks to the technology that is involved in the cloud software.
Accessibility From Everywhere
No matter where you are or what you are doing, you will be able to instantly connect to your cloud and see your documents from a tablet, computer or even your smartphone. The benefits of this are that whenever you find yourself in a moment where you need a copy of your child’s passport or birth certificate, you can call on it in a moments notice.
Keeping Medical Details
Utilizing cloud software has many other benefits and one of them is the ability to view your family’s medical information in the click of a button. This is a great help to you and the family, a patient portal which helps you and medical professionals to simply log in and view all of the medical history of you and your family.
Protection From Loss
Many people do not go to the great lengths that I do in order to secure the important family information and unfortunately, bad things can happen. I have friends who have lost many documents through house fires or through theft, others have mislaid birth certificates or important family information. Having the documents backed up on to a cloud not only prevents the need from taking the documents anywhere but it also means that you can still access these important pieces of information should anything unfortunate happen to the originals.
Even if you are not a tech expert, you can easily master how to se this cloud software, if I can then anyone can! There are many companies out there who will offer you cloud space and they will be able to help you through every part of the storage process. Why risk your family’s most important information, sign up for some cloud space and secure it now before it is too late.