People who are not focused on putting everything away in its proper place, end up with important documents in many places over the years. When these documents are needed, they become almost impossible to find. If you organize each important document when you get it, you can prevent the panic your family may experience if they can't find your papers when they need them.
One suggestion discussed is to put copies of all important documents in a three-ring binder. This includes your will, any other estate planning documents and advanced medical directives. It should also include documents about important possessions, such as vehicles and financial accounts. Any important legal or financial documents should be included.
If you ever need to locate one of your important documents for yourself, the organization will be helpful. Doing this will also help to reduce the difficulties for your family, after you pass away.
Sarah's Law Firm gives clients a three ring binder with all their important documents held inside. If the client continues to add important documents here, everything is easily accessible, in one place, and will provide peace for you and your family.
Reference: Washington Post (May 18, 2018) "Let's talk about the Big Book: Everything your family needs to know what you die."