Today marks my first deadline, and the first thing I need to tell you is that it was a bad idea to make the deadlines be Fridays. I don't think any other day of the week would have actually been any better, but I do know that Fridays are not good.
The second thing I need to tell you is that I met my first deadline. I have made a list of what I want to include. For now. I'm sure that I will want to add more as this project progresses over the next couple of weeks, and through the years. But for now, hooray!
If you need some ideas of what to include in your own household binder (or box or folder), here are some of the resources I consulted:
- Gretchen Rubin's Happier Podcasts 185 (create a Facts of Life book) and 188 (deep dive into the Facts of Life book)
- National Institute of Aging: Getting Your Affairs in Order
- Dave Ramsey's Legacy Box
- Organize 365 Binders
- FidSafe by Fidelity Checklists
- Military Deployment Binders
The Fidelity checklists are quite comprehensive, so you might want to just start with that.
Next up for me: gathering information and figuring out how I want to organize it. See ya next week.