Prepare For The Worst In Case It Happens


As an organizer part of my job is helping people whose family members are sick or a spouse or family member who has passed away.

Death and dying are suppose to be a natural progression but it never makes it easier when someone you love is gone.

This blog post is on the one topic no one likes to talk about preparing for the worst before it happens.

Whether I am organizing a client’s office or speaking to organizations I always stress the importance of having your documents filed, labeled and easily assessable. If you have to search for an important paper during a stressful situation it can make a bad time even worse.

You may know where things are but in case of an emergency can someone else find them?

These files should be organized and labeled clearly whether it is on your computer or in a file cabinet.

  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Health Insurance Information
  • Power Of Attorney
  • Living Will
  • Passwords To All of Your Accounts (Including Social Media)
  • Real Estate Documents (mortgage and properties you own)
  • Automobile Titles and Insurance
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Social Security Number
  • Financial Documents (Banking and Investments)
  • Divorce and Marriage License

Take the time this weekend to organize these important papers. You never know when you will need them but it will be reassuring to you and those around you to know they can be easily found.

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