Safe deposit box vs. other off-site document storage
I’m in process of compiling/inventorying/scanning/copying important documents (wills/titles/insurance policies/etc.) In the past, I’ve stored most of those documents in a fire-proof safe in my home and, as a result of the current process, expect to store digital backup copies on a flash drive (or two or three). I’m contemplating, however, the possibility of storing copies (either paper or digital or, perhaps, originals) in an offsite location such as a bank safety deposit box or, alternatively, in a fireproof safe in my parents’ basement (17 miles from here), my brother’s home several states away or, possibly, a combination of the above. While I do use secure cloud storage for digital files (photos, work files, etc.), my inclination is NOT to store highly sensitive personal information in the cloud.
Mostly, I just want my wife to be able to easily locate and retrieve everything if, god forbid, something should happen to me. (Or, in the event that something happens to both of us, our next of kin.) But, secondarily, in the event of a major catastrophe or other SHTF scenario, obviously, I’d want backup copies of important documents in case the originals are destroyed or otherwise inaccessible.
Just some initial thoughts on document storage. I would feedback from others who have already done this (or, at least, are further along in this aspect of prepping than I am). Thanks!