Monday, December 18th, 2017

5 Ways To Organize For Any Emergency

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4 phases of Emergency Management 300x181 5 Ways To Organize For Any Emergency

1) Organize and inventory your personal documents. Make sure you have all your important identity information, credit cards, passwords, etc. is in one place. Have contact information and websites listed, as well.

I recommend creating an excel spreadsheet of information to include:

Bank Information
Credit Cards
Health Information
Insurance policies
Investments
Locaton of Important Documents, such as marriage, birth, driver’s license. Make sure important documents such as driver’s licenses and proof of insurance are up-to-date.

NOTE: All this information should be stored in a secure, protected location. Be sure to back up onto a flash drive so that you can easily access it when needed.

2) Discard unneeded documentation that contains your private identification and that of your family members.

Think of items you no longer need – e.g., old tax returns, college records or financial

documents. DID YOU KNOW: Identity Theft thieves can steal your identity from documents you throw away in the trash. Carefully discarding unneeded records can help reduce the risk of identity theft.

3) Run a credit report. Thoroughly read it for any errors and work to correct them. You can run a credit report free, once a year through: AnnualCreditReport.com

4) In lieu of the recent Target credit/debit card theft, make sure you have a reliable identity theft and monitoring service.

5) Shred ALL information with your personal identity. I cannot express the importance in doing this. Make sure you use a criss-cross shredder. If you don’t have a shredder, invest in one today.

About the Author: Brenda L. Martinson is owner and founder of San Diego Personal Business Services, a Personal Assistant/Business Consultant company located in Carlsbad, CA. For more than 20 years, she has been in leadership roles for small to mid-sized companies in the health-care, real estate and training & personal development industries. Working with top-level executives and managers, Brenda has designed and implemented organizational and efficiency systems to help companies improve profits and optimize their people.

As a Professional Organizer/Business Consultant, she utilizes her skills and experience to assist busy and/or retired professionals save Time, Money, and Space. Brenda’s organizational systems have helped people manage the personal and business clutter of one’s life through a customized and easy to maintain process. This process includes setting up systems and gathering resources to organize and improve one’s working/living spaces.

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