Death Folder... it sounds so morbid. But after this year, it is the one thing that I think every household in America needs.
Today I was reading one of my favorite blogs, How Does She, where they featured a cleaning business owner who was sharing her tips for keeping an organized household.
Naturally, I read the posts because with the addition of two mid-aged children into our TINY house, things are less than organized right now.
I love the new year and all the recommendations it brings for making your life simplier. It's really helping me to get some ideas flowing for how I want to manage all these people. I feel like my job title should be People Manager instead of Momma.
I digress... in the post from today, Julie shared about her Household Planner. It's a binder where she stores information about the management of her household!! When I saw her binder, I immediately thought "That's what I'm talking about!!" When talking about the Death Folder, this is exactly what I envisioned it would have in it. A death folder needs to include all the vital information for managing your household. It gives someone insight in how you do things, what your kids like to eat, your expectations of the children (i.e. chores, food choices), what your future goals are, and more.
Here is a glimpse of what she recommended...
Even if you are single or have no kids, this is helpful information to leave someone (siblings, parents, friends) so they can manage your affairs if something should happen to you. I am not even talking about death. What if you were in an accident and confined to the hospital. It would be so easy for someone to grab your notebook and bring it to you. If you become ill and can't care for yourself, this is a great tool to give to your caregivers. It would have been so helpful in our caring for Debbie and even more so now that we are taking over the care of the girls.
Tonight, I am heading out to Office Max and using up my MaxPerks points to buy my binder supplies.
What do you think I should include that's not listed? What did you wish you knew when caring for someone?