- Appliance use and care manuals. Uploading manuals page by page into an electronic data base is a lot of work and a lot of time. Instead, you can download the files direct from the manufacturer’s website. They’re likely to come in pdf files which can be used by everyone. Download them into a folder titled Appliances so that you can access them easily.
- Warranty Cards. If you’re the kind of person who religiously mails in all your warranty cards to register your appliances I congratulate you. You are in the minority. Of course, your warranty is valid whether you send in the card or not. Whether you do send in your warranty card or not, I recommend that you take a photo of your card on your phone and download it into the Appliance folder that you set up in (1.) above.
- Receipts, Invoices, appliance repair records, and any other important information you can think of related to your appliances should also be saved. Just scan into your computer or take a photo of the document and save the jpg. I’d even archive the business card of the sales associate or repairman for my appliances.