When we die, so much is left behind aside from memories. Homes that are filled with important papers, keepsakes, clothing, jewelry, furniture, even pets. Many people help remove the burden of tasks that occur with their passing by pre-arranging for their funerals and memorial services, clearly indicating what should be done. Completed trusts and wills are common, which is extremely important and can save countless hours of time, money and emotional strife to those who are grieving. But do you have a plan to help your loved ones in their efforts to deal with your personal belongings? Have you given thought to whom you may want items to bequeathed? Most wills or trusts only cover expensive items or family heirlooms to be passed along to younger generations. What about your favorite piece of art, a recipe book or wood shop full of tools? If you have individuals, either family members or friends who you would like to have any special items, there is no better time than now to record your thoughts. A simple handwritten log or an excel sheet on your computer is a great way to start. Set it up and when you think about something you would like to give to someone special in your life, jot it down, record it. And, make sure to tell someone where this document can be found when you are gone. This will be of immense benefit to those who will be managing your affairs, bringing them comfort knowing that they are doing as you wished.