Step 9.
Protect Valuable Papers & Records

Make copies of irreplaceable originals and place them in a water proof document bag or case. Place the originals in a fire-proof box, or rent a safe deposit box. Document the manufacturer, serial number, and date of purchase for large ticket items in your house.

Recovery tip: Check with your bank about online safety vaults where, for a fee, you can electronically store important documents, photos, and other irreplaceable items. Or, you can do independent research to find the best online safe storage to meet your needs.