In our last article (Hurricane Preparedness – Scanning and Saving Important Documents), we helped you you put together a list of your important documents and, with any luck, you have already located them. Our next steps will be to scan these documents and save the files in a storage/filing method that meets your needs. There are quite a few variables at this point (from hardware to learning curve) but the time and effort you put into this project will pay off in the event of a natural disaster, like a hurricane.
Before We Get Started: Once more, I would like to warn everyone that your personal documents should be protected at all costs. This applies to the originals and the scanned images from here on out. Identity theft is very real and very possible with the proper information.