Personally, I have dealt with relatives dying and having to clean up the mess. For me, each time got better with less to clean up.
- What requests to you have – do you want to be buried or cremated, do you want a funeral or a memorial.
- What do you want to happen to your stuff – do you want specific things to do to s specific person. I have witnessed more fighting about little items (two people want the same thing) Take some time to think about what you have and who each item should go to. Maybe you want to start to give the items away now. Maybe you want to donate or sell the items. Remember to leave detailed instructions to prevent fighting.
- Have you updated the beneficiaries on your insurance and financial account? Make sure to specify one or more for each account. It makes things a lot easier.
- What are your health wishes – do the necessary forms to have your intentions carried out, like you want.
Here’s a great article to get you thinking about what you need to have on place.