While most expecting mothers are obsessing about their baby’s nursery, my nesting instincts have turn towards document organization. Snorefest, I know. As the COO of my household, it is my duty to handle all of our paperwork and to make sure what we need is within arm’s reach. You can only imagine what I’m reaching for at the moment.
My internal alarm went off (loudly) when the calendar hit August 1st. With school starting in 2 weeks, I had to schedule nearly 9 appointments to doctors, dentists, and eyecare professionals and needed all of our important documents to take along with me. The updated insurance cards were lying underneath a heap of mail on the bookshelf, second row to the right, but only I would have known that.
After talking with one of my clients who after 6 months is still trying to located important documents in her deceased father’s office, I felt the urgency to get my own affairs in order. I’m sure I’m not the only one who needs to get their rear in gear. So in lieu of a decorating post, I’m sharing this visual I found on the Wall Street Journal’s website.
The actual title of the WSJ article is “Designing Your Death Dossier.” Not sure if you would’ve read this post had I mentioned that in the title. Hope this is helpful and relevant to you, too!
While you at it, read this post by Good Housekeeping on How Long to Keep Important Papers. So helpful!