This is my filing box.
It saves me a lot of stress. Despite how disorganized I might be at times, my valuable documents are always in order. I put this box together when I became a grown-up and had to do things like pay taxes and buy my my own car insurance....YUCK. I even gave one of these to my sister for a little wedding "happy." I filled it with all kinds of fun folders labeled tax write-offs, life insurance, utilities.
If you don't already have a system, then I hope this inspires you. Seriously, you need a system. The box is nice because in case of fire, you can grab it get the heck out of harm's way. All valuable documents still intact.
I file things in alphabetical order.
And every January I re-evaluate. Throw things out, etc.
Just this morning, Captain Steve asked me for a copy of Stephen Small's social security card.
I walked right to it...filed under IDENTIFICATION along with the pass ports and birth certificates. No stress. No worries. No searching.