Thursday, March 19, 2009

Getting your affairs in order

I have been sick with the flu for a week now. I went from feeling fine to being bed-ridden and exhausted. Does this story sound familiar? Thank goodness my husband was not sick and able to pick up the slack. Even more than that, thank goodness we have a life organizer filled with all our crucial information. The flu or other illness can hit you suddenly at any time. Are your affairs organized in such a way that your spouse, good friend or family member can easily step in and take care of things for you? If not, read on….

Every family should have a life organizer. You can make it or buy one (check out the Savvy Senior Organizer at www.colorfulimages.com – not just for seniors!!). A life organizer is a notebook or file that contains all the most important information needed to manage your household. Information about medical, insurance, bill paying, children’s school, pet’s needs, passwords, etc should be included. Having all this information in a safe, central location will save your loved ones a lot of grief at a time when they need to focus on getting things handled. Life organizers are an invaluable gift.

Meagan Farrell, professional organizer, is the owner of Clear the Clutter organizing services. She can be reached at (360) 631-7268 or at clear_theclutter@yahoo.com. Check out her blog at http://cleartheclutterprofessionalorganizing.blogspot.com/

1 comment:

Farmer*swife said...

This is truly an important task and good post about it. I wonder where I'd leave my 'access' to my semi-personal places (cyber and otherwise) in an unfortunate event.

And, kids accounts, side job contacts, etc.

Great post....