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How to Start Your Digital Organization Process

So your cereal boxes are color-coded… but what about your important documents?

I think by now we’ve all watched the Home Edit, or at least heard of it. And I think we can all collectively say “WOW, I never thought organized cereal boxes would bring me such joy.” I mean c’mon, rainbow sorted cereal boxes have never looked so satisfying! Imagine how organizing your important documents would make you feel if cereal boxes and clothes could make you feel this much happiness!

Never again would you have to search through a file cabinet full of papers to find that one specific document from 10+ years ago! I think most people fall into the hoarder category when it comes to important, and even not-so-important paperwork. Something about throwing these documents away seems so difficult. 

That’s exactly why we created LifeHound. LifeHound provides a one-stop-shop for the organization and management of all of your important documents. Not to mention, you receive notifications when stored items are about to expire! All you have to do is input the information. Not only will you know when your Driver’s License or insurance is about to expire, but you can also input that warranty you’ve been meaning to take advantage of or that free trial that charges you after 30 days. 

I mean… what could be better than that?! Knowing where your documents are AND getting reminded to update them when you need to. Count me in. 

From our experience, an area of challenge for our customers is actually inputting the information. We get it … we really do. Procrastination is a thing. This is why we’re outlining a few ways to input your information into your LifeHound account. 

Get it all done in one

So your cereal boxes are color-coded... but what about your important documents?

An overhaul of your document organization may be necessary to get you started on this somewhat daunting process. When taking this route, you’ll need to gather all your important documents. This includes your Driver’s License, passport, insurance cards, car registration… all of it! Get it all together in one place, and then start inputting the details into LifeHound. 

Once you’ve added all of your important documents, you’ll only need to add new information as you receive it. Talk about ripping off the band-aid! I mean you can even add your prescriptions. We’ll remind you to get it filled and pick it up. There’s nothing you can’t add and get reminded to renew or cancel. 

Take baby steps to reach the big goal

Another way to get the same result as mentioned above is to take baby steps towards uploading your information. We understand that inputting all of your information at once can be time-consuming, daunting, and let’s face it, not much fun. If one big inputting session is going to overwhelm you, start by inputting one document a day. You can continue to input others as often as you can fit it into your schedule. 

Security

It can be scary inputting your information into the dark abyss of the web, but we’ve thought of that too. Your important information is just as important to us as it is to you, and we want to ensure your documentation remains secure and safe from potential cyber threats. LifeHound guards your life and your important documents with bank-level security.

Let’s get started!

We believe in the power of our app, which is why it’s available to download for free. Sign up today, no credit card required! Start on the free plan, and begin adding your information however you choose. Create a record, upload photos of your documents, and see how easy it is to start getting organized with LifeHound. Sign up for your free trial here.

Adulting 101: Do you have the necessary life skills?

Adulting 101: Do you have the necessary life skills?

Do you have the life skills necessary to score 100% on this quiz? Test your knowledge and see where you land! Regardless of your adulting level, LifeHound can help you stay on top of the necessary documents, warranties, and expiration dates that tend to be forgotten as quickly as they come. Start your free trial today. Sign up here!

Did you know you can’t travel on your passport less than 6 months before it expires?

Picture this: You’ve been planning your 2-week trip traveling up the coast of Italy for months now. Before you get to the airport you go through your checklist: passport, check. Phone, check. Ticket, check. Luggage, check. You have everything, you’re ready to go! As you walk up to the check-in counter, the attendant informs you that your passport expires in less than six months and you are unable to travel. All your fun, exciting travel plans have gone out the window!

Wouldn’t it be nice to know when your important documents are expiring? Never again would you leave the airport without pizza, pasta, and wine in your belly. 

How can you keep track of your expiration dates that won’t occur for another 10 years?

Keep a Spreadsheet

An Excel spreadsheet is a great option that helps keep track of your upcoming expiration dates. You can organize your important dates into different categories and ensure all your dates are logged. The one area that excel spreadsheets can’t cover is reminding you of your upcoming expirations. In order for this method to work, you need to keep checking in with your spreadsheet.

Set a calendar reminder on your phone.

Calendar reminders serve to eliminate the reminder issue we spoke about above. You can input your due dates and set reminders in whatever calendar format you prefer. These calendar reminders are great when you understand when everything will expire. However, for an item, like your passport, which you can’t travel for six months prior to the expiration date, you may be missing the mark. 

Use LifeHound

LifeHound was created to remind you of these exact important dates that you need to be aware of. LifeHound has preset upload templates that help guide your due date reminders, in order to ensure your information remains up to date and ready to go when you are! LifeHound literally hounds you to get these documents updated with in-app reminders. What are you waiting for? Upload your passport, insurance cards, and driver’s license today! 

Did you know you can't travel on your passport less than 6 months before it expires?