3. Worst Case Scenario

Sometimes you might not feel comfortable even with the latest in security to keep documents safe. There’s nothing wrong with feeling like this. There are a number of options you have to further bolster your security arrangements.

Take photocopies of any records and keep them separate from the originals; wills and deeds are particularly vulnerable. Lock these copies (or the originals) far away from your safe. Leave them in another building with someone you trust – a bank safety deposit box, or with the family solicitor are good options.

Paper records with historical value need specialised care to properly preserve them. Banks are the place to go for this. They use special temperature controlled dark rooms which regulate the temperature, light, and humidity. It’s also the safest place for protecting against thieves.