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How Smart Families Stay Current on Their Vehicle Registrations

On any given day, a ton of responsibilities can fall into your lap. Between work life and family life, it can be challenging to keep your head on straight. So when you’re engrossed in the day-to-day activities, it’s not difficult for something like your vehicle registration to fall through the cracks. You don’t want to get into the habit of doing that so be smart and current on your vehicle registrations with these tips.

Maintain a Schedule

Perhaps you’re a technology lover and you like to abide by a digital schedule with an app or your phone’s calendar. Put your vehicle registration expiration dates on your calendar. Give yourself a two-week grace period before the registration expires. Once it does, make sure that it gets done. If you like to write everything down, keep it in a written schedule.

Set up an Online System and Set Reminders

Most states have an online portal where you can set up an account and receive reminders in your email inbox. If the reminders from the state for vehicle registration renewal are coming to your inbox every day, it’s a lot easier to remember to get it done.

Keep Your Documents in a Safe Space

When you have the hard copies of your documents, it’s always a mental relief when you know the folder everything is in. Be vigilant about holding onto your important documents. When you have the physical records of payments and vehicle information in one place, it’ll encourage you to continue on the path of remaining current with everything.

Utilize the Kiosk

In many states, the DMV administration works to make the renewal process as easy as possible. Most people dread the idea of sitting in long lines. Many parents with young children loathe the process even more. It’s one thing to stand in line on your own. It’s another ordeal when you have to wait while young children are impatient. The complaints of being ready to go are enough for anyone to lose it. So, take advantage of the DMV express locations. In many states, there are kiosks that allow you to plug in your information, pay the fees and get your sticker immediately. There are also opportunities to do this process through the mail. If you do it through the mail, you have the convenience of sticking a stamp on an envelope and allowing the renewed registration to come in the mail.

Life has its fair share of responsibilities. When you’re leading a family with other people counting on you, the responsibilities tend to amplify. Sometimes, things fall through the cracks. When this happens, it’s easy to get disappointed and down on yourself. Instead, focus on doing your best to improve. Learn from your mistakes and resolve to move forward.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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